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Orthopedic Coding Alert

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Try Your Hand at This Arthrotomy Procedure

Question: My orthopedist performed the following procedures: 1. I&D paronychia with marsupialization.
2. I&D dorsal abscess overlying DIP joint level.
3. Arthrotomy DIP joint with irrigation and drainage of septic DIP joint.
4. Irrigation and drainage of ring finger flexor tendon sheath with incisions at the DIP, PIP digital crease, and proximal to A1 level. How should I [...]

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