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Periprosthetic Fracture Coding and Sequencing

There are approximately 6.3 million fractures reported each year in the United States and most are due to trauma, but fractures can result from other causes. A spontaneous fracture of a diseased bone is called a pathological fracture. Repetitive stress in weight bearing bones, such as those in the lower leg and foot can cause stress fractures. What is a Periprosthetic Fracture? Periprosthetic fractures are fractures that occur near or around a prosthetic joint. They are not complications of the prosthesis but are caused by either trauma or disease (pathological). These fractures are not coded as a complication of a device since they do not ac...

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