CPT® 22612, Under Posterior, Posterolateral or Lateral Transverse Process Technique Arthrodesis Procedures on the Spine (Vertebral Column)

The Current Procedural Terminology (CPT®) code 22612 as maintained by American Medical Association, is a medical procedural code under the range - Posterior, Posterolateral or Lateral Transverse Process Technique Arthrodesis Procedures on the Spine (Vertebral Column).

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Summary

The provider performs arthrodesis, also known as spinal fusion, in the lumbar spine, or lower back, to permanently join two vertebrae, the interlocking bones of the spine. He applies bone graft material to fuse the spine at the back of the vertebrae, at the back and side, or at the side and across. The procedure helps to alleviate persistent pain caused by various spinal conditions, including herniated intervertebral disks, stenosis, or spinal injuries.

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