AHA Coding Clinic® for ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS - 2017 Issue 2; Ask the Editor
Compartment Syndrome and Fasciotomy of Leg
A patient was diagnosed with multiple fractures and compartment syndrome of the left lower leg, after a motor vehicle collision. Following reduction of the fractures, four-compartment fasciotomies were performed through medial and lateral incisions. Fasciotomy is indexed to “Division,” “Drainage,” and “Release.” What is the correct root operation for the fasciotomies? ...
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