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Master Subluxation Subtleties for Optimal Dx Coding

Question: Our provider had her first office visit with a patient who has a recurrent patella injury, but I'm not sure if it's a recurrent dislocation or subluxation. What's the difference, and how do I report each of these diagnoses? Florida Subscriber Answer: Recurrent dislocation of the patella is self-explanatory; if the patient reports to the practice for treatment of [...]