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    Default Help-Coding Wrist Bone Spurs

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    How would I code for bone spurs in the wrist area?

    Example: Exploration with decompression of the flexor carpi radialis tendon, tenosynovectomy of tendon and also debridement of scaphoid bone spurs.
    DX: Flexor carpi radialis tendon rupture with sigmoid synovitis and a Mannerfelt lesion on the scaphoid.
    The office is using 25001

    Another example: Excision of cyst as well as excision of bone spur from the distal scaphoid volar tuberosity.
    Dx: Left wrist volar ganglion cyst I used an 25111 - for the cyst.

    Please help?!?!?!?!?!?!??!?!

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    look at the partial excision of carpal code (do not know it off the top of my head) but I THINK it bundles so double check the CCI edits as well.

    Mary, CPC, COSC

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