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Removal of bone fragment from foot

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    Default Removal of bone fragment from foot
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    Hello.
    Looking for help with a code for this procedure. Fragment was identified as bone:

    An incision was made laterally at the calcaneal cuboid joint through skin and subcutaneous tissue. The fragment was identified. The peroneal tendon did have attachment to the fragment. It was debrided soft tissue attachment and removed. It was sent as a specimen.

    I've been looking for hours and can't come up with anything.
    Any help would be appreciated.
    Thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tlm5506 View Post
    Hello.
    Looking for help with a code for this procedure. Fragment was identified as bone:

    An incision was made laterally at the calcaneal cuboid joint through skin and subcutaneous tissue. The fragment was identified. The peroneal tendon did have attachment to the fragment. It was debrided soft tissue attachment and removed. It was sent as a specimen.

    I've been looking for hours and can't come up with anything.
    Any help would be appreciated.
    Thanks.
    I would use a loose or foreign body excision code

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