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Ankle Fracture Help

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    Need ICD assistance coding Distal fibula fracture with posterior malleolus fracture.

    Any assistance with the CPT code for the closed reduction of this fracture would be appreciated as well.

    These ankle fractures really stump me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AR2728 View Post
    Need ICD assistance coding Distal fibula fracture with posterior malleolus fracture.

    Any assistance with the CPT code for the closed reduction of this fracture would be appreciated as well.

    These ankle fractures really stump me.
    Distal fibula would be the lateral malleolus and posterior malleolus is tibia so I would code icd9 824.4 bimalleolar fracture, closed. "Bi" means two. "Bimalleolar" means that two of the three parts or "malleoli" of the ankle are broken.

    and Cpt would be 27808 without manipulation 27810 with manipulation.

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    Thank you!

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    What is the ICD 9 CM for posterior malleolar fracture code ?

  5. Default posterior malleolus fracture
    Lower end of tibia is more inferior than anterior. This portion of tibia is called posterior malleolus. This is located almost same region nearby medial malleolus.

    There is no seperate code for posterior malleolus fracture. So, we can take medial malleolus fracture code 824.0 for posterior malleolus fracture.

    Regards,

    Dhanesh M

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