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Coding for Ankle Fracture Surgery

Question: The orthopedic surgeon performs a closed reduction and percutaneous pinning for a patient with a left ankle fracture with syndesmotic injury. During the procedure, the surgeon makes a small stab incision over the medial malleolus and lateral malleolus. Then using a large reduction clamp, the surgeon reduces the synostosis. Then, she places a pair of 3.5 mm fully threaded cortical [...]

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