ICD-10 for orthopedics includes the most number of codes, however orthopedics concepts such as laterality (left, right) type of fracture, severity of fracture, issues such as how the fracture is healing are now spread across all bones of the human body. Therefore while there are many more codes, there are a few key concepts that can help orthopedic specialists ensure that their documentation supports ICD-10.
ICD-10 for Orthopedics
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