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    What code would you use for pectoralis tendon repair?

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    More information would be needed in order to decide.


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    Per Ortho Alert 2008, Vol 11, #4

    Question: Which CPT code should I report for a torn pectoralis major muscle repair?

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    Answer: Although many coders use an unlisted musculoskeletal surgery code, you have a more specific option: 24341 (Repair, tendon or muscle, upper arm or elbow, each tendon or muscle, primary or secondary [excludes rotator cuff]).

    Experts recommend 24341 because the pectoralis major attaches to the humerus.

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    Thanks so much. That is the code I ended up going with, but was unsure about it. Thanks.

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