wound infection and dehiscence

Patient's has a right patellar tendon tear. Hospital repaired tear but wound became infected and dehiscenced. Do I code T81.4xxA and T81.31xA with S86.811A or just S86.811A since it's an injury?


  • I would code T81.4XXA (if they're on antibiotics) & T81.31XD (if they treated the dehiscence)

  • It really depends on the details... is the actual surgical incision dehisced? Or is it torn once again?

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