CPT® 20665, Under General Introduction or Removal Procedures on the Musculoskeletal System

The Current Procedural Terminology (CPT®) code 20665 as maintained by American Medical Association, is a medical procedural code under the range - General Introduction or Removal Procedures on the Musculoskeletal System.

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The provider removes tongs or a halo that another provider applied. Halos and tongs apply traction, or pulling force, to correct a spinal deformity, such as scoliosis, an abnormal rightward or leftward curvature of the spine. A halo is a ring shaped device made of steel, and a tong is a U shaped device. The provider applies weighted traction to the halo or tong over time until proper alignment of the bones is achieved. The provider then removes the halo or tongs.

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