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    Cool ICD-9 code for Bimalleolar fracture equivalent

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    I have not heard of Bimalleolar fracture equivalent. Surgeon states it is a displaced
    fracture. I thought of 824.4, but would that really be the most appropriate ?
    Thank you

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    I have heard of it. It usually means (at least in my case) that there was a fracture and a sprain/strain opposite of the fx site. example medial malleolar fx and lateral ligament tear.

    I have asked my docs to stop saying this, as it is confusing.

    I always go by the dictation, what was actually fx and what was sprain/strain, it should be detailed in the op report.

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