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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).

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

Thanks.

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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