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    Default Dx code?

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


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    Biloxi, MS


    Perhaps 845.03.

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    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

    Nalini CPC

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