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  1. #1
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    Apr 2007

    Default Failed THA

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    Can anyone help me out with dx.

    doc did revision THA - due to polyethylene failure and METALLOSIS. I cannot find anything for the Metallosis?

    Leaning towards unspecified complication of implant.

    Anyone seen this B4?

  2. #2
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    Apr 2007
    Kansas City


    I'm not sure what code to use still, but maybe this will help with your search for a code.

  3. #3
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    Apr 2007
    Greater Pittsburgh


    I'd look @ 996.47 for prosthetic joint failure and 996.77 for internal joint prosthesis complication for the metallosis with v43.64 to identifiy the hip joint replacement.
    jdemar, CPC, CMA

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