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    Pt was seen for patella sprain, physician listed as avulsion patella fracture.

    Any suggestions on diagnosis code? Any help appreciated. Thanks.

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    An avulsion fx occurs when a tendon is torn of its attachment to the bone and takes a fragment of bone with it, The symptoms often mimic a sprain but after examination it is deemed to be a fx so code as a fx 822.

    Debra A. Mitchell, MSPH, CPC-H

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    Thank you for your help.

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