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  1. User id : 26072 Posted 2 years ago

    PROCEDURE: REMOVAL OF THE PREVIOUSLY PLACED SKIN SUTURES AND IRRGIATION OF THE WOUND AND JOINT AND REPAIR OF THE EXTENSOR TENDON WITH A SILFVERSKIOLD TYPE REPAIR WITH 4-0 MERSILENE AND THEN AND ADDITIONAL DERMODESIS WITH 5-0 NYLON SUTURE WITH A MATTRESS IN THE MIDDLE PORTION OF THE TENDON REPAIR, PINNING OF THE DIP JOINT IN THE EXTENSION WITH AN 0.045 K-WIRE. I BELIEVE THAT THE ICD 9 CODE IS 883.2 BUT I AM HAVING TROUBLE CODING THE PROCEDURE.

  2. SuperCoder Posted 2 years ago

    This seems to me repair of extensor tendon finger, code it 26432.

  3. User id : 26072 Posted 2 years ago

    SO it doesn't matter that this was not for a mallet finger but for a tendon laceration repair. The icd 9 code is 883.2

  4. SuperCoder Posted 2 years ago

    Yes you can go for it.Mallet finger, also baseball finger, dropped finger and (more generally) extensor tendon injury, is an injury of the extensor digitorum tendon of the fingers at the distal interphalangeal joint (DIP). It results from hyperflexion of the extensor digitorum tendon, and usually occurs when a ball (such as a softball, basketball, or volleyball), while being caught, hits an outstretched finger and jams it (by rupturing the extensor digitorum tendon).

    Laceration wont affect the CPT code. Mallet finger is one of the examples in the code descriptor.

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  • Posted by 26072, 2 years ago. There are 4 posts. The latest reply is from SuperCoder.