menisectomy vs. meniscus repair

LTibbetts

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I have an op note with bilateral menisectomies and the first knee looked to me to be a bit more extensive than simply a menisectomy. What do I need to look for in order to differentiate between the two?
 

Bella Cullen

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For bilateral menisectomies 29880 dr removes torn fragments, and in bilateral repairs 29883 you just repair the tears with sutures you dont remove anything.
 

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For a menisectomy you will see words like, debride, excise, shaving.

For a repair you could see some of those words above but then you should see something with a suture, anchor, fiberwire, etc that the surgeon used for a repair.

Hope this helps,
 
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