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CPT REMOVAL OF SPACER & REIMPLAMENTATIN OF TKA HARDWARE

Charlene Posted Thu 11th of February, 2016 16:04:35 PM

Post total knee arthroplasty patient incurred infection. The prosthesis was removed and spacer implanted. Now with infection cleared, the spacer is removed and prosthesis replaced.
Is the spacer removal coded in addition to 27487?

SuperCoder Answered Fri 12th of February, 2016 05:36:27 AM

CPT code 27372 would be appropriate for spacer removal and a modifier is allowed in order to differentiate between the services provided.

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