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Osteoporosis

causes bones to become brittle, weak, and easily broken.

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Osteoporosis should not be coded to

traumatic fractures (s)

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spontaneous fracture that occurs in diseased and weakened bones. Minor trauma which wouldn't usually break a healthy bone (bump)

pathological fracture

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a fracture that was reduced but the bone ends did not align properly during the healing process. Usually a malunion is diagnosed during the healing stages and requires surgical treatment

Malunion

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failure of the bone ends to align or heal. This condition usually requires a reopening of the fracture site with some type of internal fixation and bone grafting

nonunion

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Initial encounter

-"A"
-any encounter for active treatment, surgical treatment, ER encounter, and evaluation and management for a new physician

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"D"

after patient has completed active treatment such as cast change or removal, removal of fixations, med adjustment, follow up

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dont forget

6th character (X) AND
7th character A,D,G,K,P,S

M80.34XA