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    Default Tendonitis PLEASE HELP

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    Ive been driving myself crazy trying to fiqure this out i bill occupational medicine (WC) state of Indiana we have tons of these injuries:
    patient complaining of hand pain felt a pop top of hand

    physical exam by physician:there is mild dorsal edema of the left hand fine tendon crepitus is palpated with digits ROM (primarily 3rd digit) gross crepitus is ausculated flexion ROM is complete with effort distal n/v status is intact

    DX: Extensor tenosynovitis left hand

    do i use:
    727.05 tenosynovitis hand wrist other OR
    727.63 nontraumatic rupture of extensor tendon of hand and wrist

    Please please help before i pull my hair out HAHA thanks

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    I would use 727.05

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    Columbia, MO


    I would use the 727.05 as well.

    Debra A. Mitchell, MSPH, CPC-H

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