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    Can anyone tell me the differance between 24340 and 24342?

    Any help with this will be appreicated

    Thank you in advance

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    Quote Originally Posted by cathy56 View Post
    Can anyone tell me the differance between 24340 and 24342?

    Any help with this will be appreicated

    Thank you in advance
    I do not like the procedure descriptions on these 2 codes, it makes them sound like the same procedure.

    I use 24340 for longitudinal tears that would just be sutured, or partial tears that are repaired with anchors to the bone/or maybe repaired right back to the stump of tendon. I look at this code as a repair.

    I use 24342 for complete ruptures off the bone, where holes are drilled and tendon is reinserted through those drill holes. I look at this code as a "reconstruction".

    Hope that helps a little.

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