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    Default revision of traumatic amputation little finger

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    any ideas? amputation vs debridement
    the mummified tip of the finger was teased loose with a freer in order to save as much tissue as possible, a rongeur was used to remove the last bit of it. the stump was obliquely fractured and at this point a blade was used to dissect out the distal spike-like portion of the proximal phalanx. the wound was left opened and was covered with neosporin ointment
    Angelica Stephens RHIT, CPMA, COSC, CCS-P, CPC, COC.
    Albuquerque, NM

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    Maybe I would try 26951/52 (reduced services, as the surgeon didn't close the wound).


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    I agree with Treetoad

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