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interpositional arthroplasty of thumb

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    Default interpositional arthroplasty of thumb
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    When coding this particulr procedure, do you code the arthroplasty separate from the transplant w/ graft? I was going to use 26483 and 26530 (with appropriate modifiers, of course). Also, the trapezoid was resected, an osteophyte was removed from there and the graft was 50% from the flexor carpi radialis. Mary, I specifically was wondering your advice but anyone else would also be very helpful!

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    ahh yes, this was an exam

    25447 w25310 usually

    review the area titled Basal Cell Arthroplasty

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    Thank you for the tip and the web address. Boy, I was way off. Thank god I know someone who specializes in that area...haha. Thanks again for the quick response!

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    Mary, I forgot to ask you....would you use a -51 for the 25310?

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