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Ligament Instability

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    Default Ligament Instability
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    What would be the code for instability of the radial collateral ligament?

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    did they injure it or is this more degenerative?
    Jenifer McPolin CPC, CPMA, RCC

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    Degenerative. Patient reported no specific injury.

    Thanks. Sorry to take so long to respond.

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    I was also wondering lateral collateral ligament tear for the elbow
    Show no injury, 728.89 or still use 841.X
    Thanks
    Jamie

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    Thanks!

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    Hey

    I think "Instability of the radial collateral ligament" leads to two codes as --

    If traumatic then 841.0

    & if non-traumatic then 718.92

    So in this case, can we use 718.92????


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