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Wrist Procedure

L Posted Sun 01st of March, 2015 22:29:49 PM

How would I code the following:
POSTOPERATIVE DIAGNOSIS:
1.Exostosis, right fifth base of metacarpal and ECU insertional tendinosis.
2.Right TFCC degenerative tear and wrist chondral calcinosis.
3.Right knee patellofemoral pain.

PROCEDURE:
1.Excision, exostosis, base of right fifth metacarpal and debridement, ECU insertion.
2.ECU debulking with excision of dorsal one-half of ECU through the sixth compartment, right.
3.Diagnostic arthroscopy, right wrist, with debridement, TFCC tear, synovitis, and chondral calcinosis.
4.Right knee corticosteroid injection.
Thanks!

SuperCoder Answered Mon 02nd of March, 2015 08:36:12 AM

Hi,
Thank you for the query.
1.Exostosis, right fifth base of metacarpal and ECU insertional tendinosis-726.91, 727.05.
2.Right TFCC degenerative tear and wrist chondral calcinosis-718.04, 712.34.
3.Right knee patellofemoral pain- 719.46.
PROCEDURE:
1.Excision, exostosis, base of right fifth metacarpal and debridement, ECU insertion- I am leaning towards 26230.
2.ECU debulking with excision of dorsal one-half of ECU through the sixth compartment, right- I am leaning towards 25000-RT.
3.Diagnostic arthroscopy, right wrist, with debridement, TFCC tear, synovitis, and chondral calcinosis- I am leaning towards 29846-RT.
4.Right knee corticosteroid injection- I am leaning towards 20610-RT

Hope it helps you.

Thank you

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