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5003. Arthritis, Degenerative, Hypertrophic Or

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<H3 style="MARGIN: auto 0in">5003. ARTHRITIS, DEGENERATIVE, HYPERTROPHIC OR

OSTEOARTHRITIS

INITIAL EXAM, AMIE WORKSHEET # 1430 </H3>EXAMINATION:

The diagnosis of degenerative joint disease is usually made by physical examination of joint motion, together with characteristic radiographic findings.

The range of motion of each affected joint must be described using the the criteria for diagnostic codes # 5200-5293.

Episodes of acute arthritis should be described. The specific anatomic location, the frequency, severity and duration of each episode should be noted.

DIAGNOSTIC TEST RESULTS:

X-ray each affected joint or combination of minor joints.

DIAGNOSIS:

The examiner should specify the anatomical and pathophysiological diagnosis.

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