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Orthopedic Coding Alert

You Be the Coder:
Discover What Constitutes "Total" With Knee Replacements

Question: My provider conducted an orthopedic surgery on a patient’s knee that had a total replacement operation approximately one year prior. During the latest operation, the doctor put in a 15mm tibial insert into the knee of the patient and also removed hypertrophic synovium/scar from about the patella (from the previous surgery). My question is – should I use the code [...]