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    What dx code would you use for: "ruptured syndesmoses"? ankle

    thanks

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    Perhaps 845.03.
    CRC CPC

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    Hi,
    Syndesmosis ankle injuries are less common than lateral ankle injuries, are difficult to evaluate, have a long recovery period, and may disrupt normal joint functioning.
    Stability of the distal tibiofibular syndesmosis is necessary for proper functioning of the ankle and lower extremity.

    Keywords: high ankle sprain, inferior tibiofibular joint, etiology of ankle injury.

    You can code 845.03

    Regards,
    Nalini CPC

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