CPT® 29879, Under Endoscopy/Arthroscopy Procedures on the Musculoskeletal System

The Current Procedural Terminology (CPT®) code 29879 as maintained by American Medical Association, is a medical procedural code under the range - Endoscopy/Arthroscopy Procedures on the Musculoskeletal System.

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Summary

The provider examines the inside of the knee joint with an arthroscope. She repairs the joint by reshaping the articular cartilage covering its ball and socket, grinding its surface and in some cases drilling the cartilage or excising it and puncturing the underlying bone to create small fractures, or breaks, encouraging new growth. The procedure relieves pain and improves mobility in the joint.

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