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Orthopedic Coding Alert

Case Study Corner:

Stay Open to Options When Coding These Forearm Fractures

Check out this rundown of open/closed repairs on ulnar/radial breaks. When your orthopedist fixes an ulnar and/or radial shaft fracture, the treatment could be open or closed. The code choice is no open and shut case, however; you’ll need more information on fracture anatomy, and other factors will also contribute to code choice. Check out these closed and open ulnar/radial [...]