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Achilles Tendon Suture Repair

Nicole Posted Thu 09th of February, 2017 15:43:38 PM
Doctor made incision through subcutaneous tissue to the paratenon of the Achilles. Within the substance of the Achilles tendon is a large loose ossific body. Sharp dissection is utilized to separate the ossific body from the fibers of the Achilles tendon. The wound was flushed. The Achilles tendon, paratenon is now repaired utilizing interrupted simple sutures. The diagnosis is Chronic Achilles Tendonitis Would this be considered the 27680
SuperCoder Answered Fri 10th of February, 2017 08:59:31 AM

Hi,

Yes, as per the documentation the appropriate code would be 27680.

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