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Orthopedic Coding Alert

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When First Procedure Fails, Do This

Question: Our surgeon performed a total knee replacement, but after the glue hardened, the exam showed that the knee was unstable. The surgeon then did a revision of both components, but he performed all of these procedures during the same OR session. Should we use 27447 and 27487-58? Kentucky Subscriber Answer: When your surgeon must perform more than one procedure to [...]