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ankle osteochhondral lesion

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    Default ankle osteochhondral lesion
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    is a ankle osteochonondral lesion lesion icd-9 733.90 ? or 732.7

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    guess there isnt one

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    There doesn't seem to be a specific code, but I am leaning towards the osteochondritis dissecans since the literature states an osteochrondral lesion of the talus is also known as OCD. Does your documentation note the lesion involves the talus?

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    I just came across that today. I had originally coded it as 733.90, but it came back for a more specific dx - So I ended up changing it to 732.7

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    thanks, i did 733.90 , maybe I also have to change it to 732.7


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    Code 732.7 is more specific. Osteochondral defect due to impingement causes osteochondritis......

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