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What is Sauve Kapandji procedure?

What is Sauve Kapandji procedure?

In 1936, Sauvé and Kapandji described a procedure that included an arthrodesis across the distal radioulnar joint and created a pseudarthrosis of the ulna, proximal to the fusion, to restore pronation and supination.

How do you code a distal radius fracture?

Use 25600 for “closed treatment of distal radial fracture (e.g., Colles or Smith type) or epiphyseal separation, with or without fracture of ulnar styloid; without manipulation.”

What is a metaphyseal fracture of the distal radius?

Distal radial fractures are a heterogeneous group of fractures that occur at the distal radius and are the dominant fracture type at the wrist. These common fractures usually occur when significant force is applied to the distal radial metaphysis.

What is a comminuted fracture of distal radius?

Comminuted fractures involve multiple breaks of the distal radius. In this type of injury, the bone is broken into several pieces. Open Fracture. Open fractures are serious injuries that require immediate medical care. These injuries involve bone fractures which puncture the skin and are externally exposed.

What does DRUJ stand for?

DRUJ stand for ‘Distal Radio-ulnar Joint’ . The radius and ulna bones in the forearm form a closed loop with a proximal joint at the elbow and a distal joint at the wrist. The DRUJ is stabilised primarily by the strong ligaments surrounding it and secondarily by the congruency of the bony surfaces.

What is DRUJ arthritis?

Distal radioulnar joint (DRUJ) arthritis is an inflammatory condition characterized by gradual wearing away of the cartilaginous surface of the radioulnar joint resulting in significant pain, swelling, stiffness, and interference in the functioning of the wrist and/or arm.

What is the CPT code for ORIF distal radius fracture?

Patients were identified by an electronic procedural code search for distal radius ORIF (CPT 25607, 25608, and 25609).

What is a distal radial fracture?

When the radius breaks near the wrist, it is called a distal radius fracture. The break usually happens due to falling on an outstretched or flexed hand. It can also happen in a car accident, a bike accident, a skiing accident or another sports activity.

How long does distal radius fracture take to heal?

Fractures of the distal radius usually need about 4-6 weeks for clinical bone healing, though sometimes it can take longer. It may take another 6-12 months to regain motion, strength, and function. Many people find they are resuming most of their daily activities about 3-4 months after a broken wrist.

Does a distal radius fracture require surgery?

Distal radius fractures may be treated effectively by wearing a supportive cast or splint. For severe distal radius fractures, surgery may be necessary. Distal radius fracture repair with volar plate is a surgical procedure that uses metal implants, or plates, to help stabilize fractures in the radius near the wrist.

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What is the ICD 9 code for distal radius?

Fx distal radius NEC-cl. Diagnosis Code 813.42. ICD-9: 813.42. Short Description: Fx distal radius NEC-cl.

What is the ICD code for distal end?

Other closed fractures of distal end of radius (alone) ICD-9 813.42 is a legacy non-billable code used to specify a medical diagnosis of other closed fractures of distal end of radius (alone).

What to do about a closed distal radius fracture?

(SBQ17SE.28) A 45-year-old female barista from Portland fell off her skateboard and sustained a closed distal radius fracture. The patient undergoes open reduction internal fixation (ORIF). Post-operatively she is given a prescription with the goal of mitigating a potential adverse outcome.

What is the ICD 10 for left radius fracture?

S52.532A – Colles’ fracture of left radius, initial encounter for closed fracture S52.542A – Smith’s fracture of left radius, initial encounter for closed fracture S52.552A – Other extraarticular fracture of lower end of left radius, initial encounter for closed fracture