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Orthopedic Coding Alert

Elbows:
Stay in the Game With the Correct Ligament Repair, Reconstruction Codes

Remember ligament repair abbreviations to simplify elbow ligament surgery coding. If conservative therapies fail to help torn medial (S53.3---, S53.44--, M24.22--) or lateral (S53.2---, S53.43--) collateral elbow ligament injuries, your surgeon might opt to perform a ligament repair or reconstruction. Follow our tips to distinguish between procedures, and you’ll hit a coding homerun. Terms, Diagnosis Can Signal Correct Procedure Because [...]