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correct ICD-9---dd29

Dawnisha Posted Wed 29th of February, 2012 16:25:06 PM

subjective:PT was struck on the head by a pipe today..the Pt was not knocked unconscious and has no visual or ambulatory difficulties. Objective:Pt is alert in no apparent distress. Pupils are equal, round and reactive to light: extraocular muscles are intact: the pt is fully oriented in all three spheres. He has a 5-cm laceration on the posterior scalp. There is no evidence of any foreign debris within he wound. the wound was cleaned well with Betadine the adjacent hair wa shaved and the wound was closed with #40-silk sutures requiring a ttotal of five skin sutures to close. Assessment: 5-cmlaceration of scalp. Plan: he is to keep area clean and dry and return for any sign of infection; he will have sutures removed in nine days, and was given a DT booster. (initial encounter)

SuperCoder Answered Wed 29th of February, 2012 17:02:09 PM

laceration of scalp 873.0

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