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CPT for notch plasty of knee?

Charlene Posted Wed 02nd of March, 2016 13:15:30 PM

The patient is status post ACL recon. The knee is now impinging and the doctor plans to perform notch plasty of bone within the knee. What would the CPT be? The doctor said it's not a chondroplasty since bone instead of cartilage will be debrided.

SuperCoder Answered Fri 04th of March, 2016 07:29:42 AM


I suggest 29999(unlisted code) to be appropriate for the above scenario as the CPT code 29877 describes only the cartilage shaving and not the bone removal.


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