hip fx vs. pelvic fx
- 0Jun 21, '10 by glm777what should an "intertrochanteric" fracture be coded as - hip or pelvis? The hospital d/c summary says pelvic, the MD says hip. The actual xray says simply "intertrochanteric fracture".
In the RAI manual it says to code a hip fx in section I if it is a "trochanteric" fracture - doesn't say anything about intertrochanteric fx. The DON wants to code it as a pelvic fracture (sounds better than a hip fx s/p fall I guess).
What would you code it as?
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- 1Jun 21, '10 by Talinohip fracture classifications
anatomic locations (head, neck, intertrochanteric, trochanteric, and subtrochanteric) and note whether it is intracapsular or extracapsular. femoral head and neck fractures are considered intracapsular, while trochanteric, intertrochanteric, and subtrochanteric fractures are considered extracapsular. intracapsular hip fractures frequently have complicated healing.