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    Left-handed male with hemiplegia from a CVA 2 years ago.

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    438.2 needs a fifth digit depending upon which side is affected
    Last edited by CHARLENA79; 09-16-2011 at 08:47 AM.

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    Does left-handed or right-handed presume the dominant side?

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    Default ICD9 Coding Help

    438.21 is for the dominant side.

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