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Osteotomy Nonunion

Ingrid Posted Tue 30th of August, 2016 10:27:03 AM
We had performed an ulnar shortening osteotomy which went to nonunion. What is the appropriate ICD-10 code for a nonunion of an osteotomy? Thank You.
SuperCoder Answered Wed 31st of August, 2016 07:50:19 AM


Osteotomy is an intentional "fracturing" "breaking" "severing" of a bone(s) to accomplish the outcome desired. So, you can use ICD-10 CM fracture code with the 7th character for subsequent with non union(K).


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