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ICD-10 code for Distal fibular fracture

Blackhorse Posted Tue 03rd of September, 2019 12:46:59 PM
Patient slipped and twisted his ankle. He has pain on the outside of his ankle. He had difficulty ambulating. He complained pain on the lateral aspect of his right ankle. X-ray shows a minimally gaped right distal fibular fracture. The AP and the mortise views show that the medial joint space is maintained. Doctor's diagnosis is "right distal fibular fracture" How do I code ICD-10. My colleague uses S82.831A but I don't think it is correct as its for the upper and lower end of right fibular. We are looking for a code that should only for the lower end of the right fibular.
SuperCoder Answered Wed 04th of September, 2019 04:37:07 AM
Hi nbsp Thanks for your question nbsp When we search the code via index it takes us as to code S A as follows Fracture nbsp Fibula Lower end Specified NEC S S A nbsp But this code says Other fracture of upper and lower end of fibula which means...

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