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new coder needs help with fracture

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    This may be a stupid question, but is the lateral humeral condylar fracture a fracture of the upper arm?

    Any help is appreciated. Thank you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rhblevins61@yahoo.com View Post
    This may be a stupid question, but is the lateral humeral condylar fracture a fracture of the upper arm?

    Any help is appreciated. Thank you.
    yes it is upper arm. Above elbow is upper arm, below elbow is lower arm (forearm)

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    A condyle is a rounded protuberance(knuckle like) at the end of a bone forming an articulation so your HUMERAL condyle is the upper arm.
    jdemar, CPC, CMA

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