CPT® 22548, Under Anterior or Anterolateral Approach Technique Arthrodesis Procedures on the Spine (Vertebral Column)

The Current Procedural Terminology (CPT®) code 22548 as maintained by American Medical Association, is a medical procedural code under the range - Anterior or Anterolateral Approach Technique Arthrodesis Procedures on the Spine (Vertebral Column).

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Summary

The provider performs arthrodesis, also known as spinal fusion, in the neck, to permanently join two vertebrae, the interlocking bones of the spine. He accesses the vertebrae through an incision in the mouth or in the neck and may excise the first cervical vertebra. The procedure helps to alleviate persistent pain caused by various spinal conditions, including herniated, or bulging, intervertebral disks, narrowing of the spinal canal, or spinal injuries.

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