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    Does anyone know the CPT for shortening of C-wires in the wrist? Thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by LCOOPER View Post
    Does anyone know the CPT for shortening of C-wires in the wrist? Thanks!
    c-wires? can you post the note?

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    He wrote C Wires in the summary, but it was actually a pin. Here are the notes: One of the pins had pierced the skin and the tip could be easily felt. The second pin was pressing against the undersurface of the skin. A small incision was made at the protruding pin and the pin was exposed and shortened with a wire cutter. Once suture was placed in the incision. Thanks for your help!

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    Quote Originally Posted by LCOOPER View Post
    He wrote C Wires in the summary, but it was actually a pin. Here are the notes: One of the pins had pierced the skin and the tip could be easily felt. The second pin was pressing against the undersurface of the skin. A small incision was made at the protruding pin and the pin was exposed and shortened with a wire cutter. Once suture was placed in the incision. Thanks for your help!
    was this done in the office?

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    No, done in the hospital with local anesthesia.

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    I think its going to be unlisted, but I have posted this on the ortho list serve to verify, I will let you know what I find out.

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    Thanks so much! I'm new to this forum, how do you go about posting on the list serve? I have 3 other cases that I'm not getting answers to and could use someone's opinion. It seems like when the crazy ?'s come, they come all at once!

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