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    My doctor did a quadriceps repaid w/allograft.

    I do not understand the difference between primary (27385 w/o graft) and secondary (27386 w/graft).

    Can someone explain the difference between primary/secondary?

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    Quote Originally Posted by nikkisgranny View Post
    My doctor did a quadriceps repaid w/allograft.

    I do not understand the difference between primary (27385 w/o graft) and secondary (27386 w/graft).

    Can someone explain the difference between primary/secondary?
    this is purely "my" concept:

    primary: new injury, taken to OR without any type of conservative treatment

    secondary: Its been repaired previously OR old injury, may have some scarring from trying to heal on its own

    any other takers or views or documentation?

    (i know have documentation for treatment of an ankle that supports the above, so I use the same concept)

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    That was my understanding as well. Just trying to make sure as this is a NEW injury.

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