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Handle Your Hand, Wrist Diagnoses With Care by Pinpointing Anatomic Site

Posted on 28. Oct, 2010 by in Toolkit

Here’s how to differentiate the tiquetrum from the trapezium.

Doctors dealing with hand procedures don’t only treat carpal tunnel syndrome, and it’s up to you to link the correct diagnosis to the upper-extremity repair codes.

Use this anatomic drawing to locate the site that your surgeon addressed, and match that to the sampling of applicable ICD-9 codes in the chart at the bottom of this page.

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