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ICD-9 code for "retained hardware"

klbecker

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I am looking for an ICD-9 code for "retained hardware". The patient has had and ACL graft, it is for the screws from the graft into the bone.
Thanks:confused:
 

Trendale

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Reply Retained hardware

I usually used a complication code. My physician retaines the hardware when his patients is having a complication, such as an internal implant orthopedic device (996.49) There is a wide range of complication codes that pertains to the specific condition. I hope this helps!:)
 

mbort

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If the hardware removal is planned, then the appropriate code would be
V54.01. If the removal is due to a complication then you would resort to the 996.XX codes.
 

trose45116

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That is correct V54.01 is correct. I would use this code as the secondary code and the reason code for the primary code as to why the patient has the hardware...ex fracture.
 
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