CPT® 27178, Under Repair, Revision, and/or Reconstruction Procedures on the Pelvis and Hip Joint

The Current Procedural Terminology (CPT®) code 27178 as maintained by American Medical Association, is a medical procedural code under the range - Repair, Revision, and/or Reconstruction Procedures on the Pelvis and Hip Joint.

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Summary

In this procedure, the provider first reduces the slipped femoral epiphysis through manipulation, restoring the epiphysis into normal alignment. He then creates an incision and uses single or multiple pins to secure the reduced fracture in the growth plate. Slipped femoral epiphysis is a condition encountered in growing children and characterized by the femoral head, or epiphysis, slipping off the femoral neck due to fracture of the growth plate, called the physis.

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