BC Advantage - 2018 Issue 5

Coding for Strains in ICD 10

New England Patriots Linebacker Diagnosed with Pectoralis Major Muscle Tear You may or may not know of Dont'a Hightower. However, if you are a football fan, and in particular, a New England Patriots fan, you probably know Hightower is a linebacker for their team. Last year, Hightower injured himself during a game and was diagnosed with a pectoral major muscle tear, according to Dr. David Chao, an orthopaedic surgeon and sports medicine specialist. Although this type of injury is rare, it is becoming more common as more individuals participate in physical exercise and high-impact contact sports, such as...

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