Removal of bony fragment

Skewts

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Physician states procedure performed is right hand ostectomy of bony fragments. Patient has a closed fracture of right hand fifth metacarpal head.

Narrative of operative report states A longitudinal incision was made on the radial edge of this joint capsule and the bony fragment could be visualized. This bony fragment was then removed. Wound was copiously irrigated with normal saline. Fluoroscopy was used to confirm removal of the bony fragments. The laceration of the joint capsule was then repaired. Is this just a foreign body removal or a partial excision of bone - 26230? Any advice is appreciated.

Diane
 

prayercoder

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Your notes do not indicate any excision of bone-only removal of fragment. I would go with the code for removal of bony fragment.
 
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