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Growth Plate Fracture Icd 9 Code

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    Does anyone know the Icd 9 Code for a Growth Plate Fracture?

    X-RAYS: X-rays taken today with the comparison view show that there is no fracture displacement noted.

    ASSESSMENT AND PLAN: She appears by clinical signs to have evidence of a growth plate fracture. Would recommend nonweightbearing in a short-leg cast.

    Im pretty lost with this one. Any help would be much appriciated! Thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sara82 View Post
    Does anyone know the Icd 9 Code for a Growth Plate Fracture?

    X-RAYS: X-rays taken today with the comparison view show that there is no fracture displacement noted.

    ASSESSMENT AND PLAN: She appears by clinical signs to have evidence of a growth plate fracture. Would recommend nonweightbearing in a short-leg cast.

    Im pretty lost with this one. Any help would be much appriciated! Thanks!
    If this is all you have, you cannot code the fracture. It says "she APPEARS by clinical signs to have evidence of a growth plate fracture". That is NOT a definitive diagnosis. It is just like saying rule out or possible or probable ect.

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