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Thumb Lac

L Posted Sat 07th of November, 2015 08:14:53 AM

How would I code the following:
DIAGNOSIS: Left thumb dorsal laceration with complete extensor laceration (Zone 1).

1. Primary repair, left thumb extensor tendon laceration.
2. Pinning of thumb IP joint in extension.


SuperCoder Answered Mon 09th of November, 2015 12:19:24 PM

Use the CPT code 13131 for the complex repair of the laceration (tendon repair involvement). Select 13132 & 13133 along with CPT 13131 according to the size of the repair.

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