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Orthopedic Coding Alert

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 [...]