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    If a patient has a linear fracture of the proximal phalanx and a nondisplaced fracture of the metacarpal on the same finger how do you code this?

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    Hi Donna,

    I would suggest 817.0 - multiple closed fractures of the hand bones. Also the volume II clearly indicates that metacarpal of one hand with phalanx of the same hand. Please add your inputs.

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