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Impairment from Skin Loss Associated with Ulcerations of Lower Extremity

Purpose:

To evaluate a patient with ulceration of the lower extremity to determine the level of impairment.

Specialty:

Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine & Rehabilitation
Endocrinology, Nutrition & Dermatology

Objective:

complications, disability and performance

ICD-10:

L98.4

Description:

Ulceration with full thickness loss of the skin in the lower extremity may be associated with impairment if it affects, standing, walking or other functions.

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