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Orthopedic Coding Alert

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Diagnosing Knee Injuries

Question: A new patient reports with right knee pain, which the orthopedist suspects to be a possible ligament tear. The physician takes a detailed history and during the course of a detailed examination, she decides to perform a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) with contrast material. The MRI didn’t confirm a knee tear, but she diagnosed a “grade 3 R knee [...]