Prosthetic replacement of ankle joint:
For 1 year following implantation of prosthesis
Note: The term "prosthetic replacement" in diagnostic codes 5051 through 5056 means a total replacement of the named joint. However, in DC 5054, "prosthetic replacement" means a total replacement of the head of the femur or the acetabulum.
Note (1): The 100 pct rating for 1 year following implantation of prosthesis will commence after initial grant of the 1-month total rating assigned under § 4.30 following hospital discharge.
Note (2): Special monthly compensation is assignable during the 100 pct rating period the earliest date permanent use of crutches is established.
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