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Closed reduction and pinning of fracture.


Albany, NY
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I'm new to coding for a plastic surgeon. A patient opted for surgery after a healed fracture of the long finger that resulted in weakness and reduced range of motion in the finger.

The surgery consisted of a closed reduction of the long finger and then percutaneous pins were placed from the tip of the distal phalanx to the middle phalanx to support the DIP joint The pins were then cut flush to the skin.

Would there be a code that covers the above procedure for the above or would I code the closed reduction and then code the pinning?

I'm also over thinking the pinning codes. Would I code once for the pinning or for each phalanx or joint?

Thank you in advance for your input!