CPT® 26842, Under Arthrodesis Procedures on the Hand and Fingers

The Current Procedural Terminology (CPT®) code 26842 as maintained by American Medical Association, is a medical procedural code under the range - Arthrodesis Procedures on the Hand and Fingers.

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In this procedure, the provider surgically immobilizes the carpometacarpal joint of the thumb with or without the help of internal fixation devices. He induces artificial bone generation in the joint area with the help of a graft he obtains from another part of the patient’s body. The carpometacarpal joint is a joint where the metacarpal bone of the thumb attaches to the trapezium bone of the wrist. 

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