The Complete Diagnosis Coding Book
Quiz 8 :
Coding Endocrine Conditions
The primary system responsible for the locomotion of human body is the musculoskeletal system. The musculoskeletal system is made up of bones, cartilage, tendons, ligaments, connective tissue, and muscles. Fracture and dislocation are conditions that affect the musculoskeletal system and hamper the movement and locomotion of an individual. A fracture is a breakage in the bone while dislocation is the slipping of the bone from its joint. The differences between fracture and dislocation are as follows : The fracture is a break in the bone or cartilage while dislocation is a displacement of the bone or limb from its position.
The fracture is coded properly by various criteria. The criteria are as follows; site of the fracture, open or closed then the segment and finally the external cause. The three-digit category for a fracture code is determined by the fracture's anatomical site. Therefore, option b. is correct. Reason for the correct statement: The identification of the general anatomical site is done by the first three digits of the diagnosis code. This helps to identify the site of the fracture. This code includes fracture of skull (800-804), fracture of neck and trunk (805-809), fracture of an upper limb (810-819) and fracture of a lower limb (820-829). Hence, option b. is correct. Reasons for the incorrect statements: Option a. is given as, "Severity." This information about the fracture is coded by the fourth digit describing whether the fracture is open or closed. Option c. is given as, " The type of fracture." The type of fracture is coded by the fourth and fifth digit of the code. Option d is given as, "The external cause.". The letter E gives the information on the external cause of the fracture and is denoted at the end of the code. Hence, options a. , c. , and d. are incorrect. The three-digit category for a fracture code is determined by the site where the fracture has occurred.
The various locomotory activities in human are carried out by the musculoskeletal system. The musculoskeletal system is made up of bones, cartilage, tendons, ligaments, connective tissue, and muscles. Any breakage in the cartilage or bone is called a fracture The human body is made up of 206 bones and multiple muscles; ligaments and connective tissue. All the components of the musculoskeletal system work in synchrony to facilitate movement and locomotion. However, sometimes an injury, like a fracture, may cause hamper the movement and locomotory ability of an individual. There are two types of fractures based on the injury. The differences between open fracture and a closed fracture are as follows : The fracture that occurs with the presence of a wound is an open fracture, while the fracture without the wound formation is a closed fracture.