Ankle replacement (prosthesis)

Ankle replacement (prosthesis)

Prosthetic replacement of ankle joint:

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For 1 year following implantation of prosthesis

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With chronic residuals consisting of severe painful motion or weakness

With intermediate degrees of residual weakness, pain or limitation of motion rate by analogy to 5270 or 5271.

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Minimum rating


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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