Sutures as Internal Fixation

CJames72

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A physician performed arthroscopic treatment of a tibial eminence fracture. He only used sutures for stabilization, but no screws or other hardware. Can we bill 29851 to include internal fixation? Does this type of internal suturing count as internal fixation?

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scooter1

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internal fixation
n.
The stabilization of fractured bony parts by direct fixation to one another with surgical wires, screws, pins, or plates.
 
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