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Orthopedic Coding Alert

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Screw Removal Included in Revision

Question: Our patient underwent an open reduction/internal fixation (ORIF) of a mid-shaft humeral fracture, but now is experiencing loosening of the proximal portion of the locking plate above the fracture site. Our surgeon (who performed her original surgery) took her back to the OR and performed a procedure revising the proximal portion of the locking plate to three different screws [...]


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