Q: What is the appropriate code for femoral head dislocation? This is not a fracture. When I look under ‘Joints’ it states, “For femoral head, see femur.” When I look at femur it only lists fractures.
A: Many thanks to Terri and DeDe for their comments. Terri’s code is correct and DeDe points out the importance of noting all the guidelines included in the dictionary. The dictionary is somewhat misleading the way it is currently written. The implication in the bolded boxed text is that if there is injury to the