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Talonavicular Nonunion

L Posted Mon 03rd of August, 2015 07:02:33 AM

How would I code the following:
1.History of left ankle replacement and subsequent revision with plantar medial bony prominence over the medial talus.
2.Nonunion of talonavicular joint with flatfoot deformity.

1.Excision of bony osteophyte and hardware removal from the medial talonavicular joint, left.
2.Takedown of talonavicular cuneiform joint nonunion with bone grafting and refusion.

SuperCoder Answered Tue 04th of August, 2015 02:08:32 AM

Well, it is a revision of the fusion, so CPT 28899 seems appropriate where hardware removal will not be billed separately. Use ICD 733.82 for non-union. Hope it helps!

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