AAPC - Back to school
Results 1 to 2 of 2

Thread: help in coding shoulder surgery

  1. #1

    Default help in coding shoulder surgery

    AAPC: Back to School
    Rt shoulder anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction

    His right upper extremity was prepped and draped in the usual sterile fashion.
    an incision was made over the area of the clavicle and anteriorly over the area of the coracoid through which blunt and sharp dissection was used to dissect the superior clavicle and the inferior coracoid. The arthrex guide ws then used to drill a guidewire through the coracoid holdinf this in and over drilling a 4mm drill was used to place the anchor of the acromioclavicular system in place. 2 -4mm drill holes were placed in the calvicle and the system was tighted down to hold the AC joint in reduced position. This was noted to be very stable in range of motion. Vicryl sutures were used to close the fascial layers.
    could someone help in coding this surgery? Thanks for you help in advance


  2. #2
    Join Date
    Apr 2007


    look at the acromioclavicular reconstruction/dislocation codes. I think there is probably a typo there that may be throwing you off "acromial cruciate ligament"

Similar Threads

  1. Shoulder Surgery Coding Help
    By Swag in forum Medical Coding General Discussion
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 07-09-2014, 09:34 AM
  2. Help on shoulder surgery
    By amartinez1 in forum Orthopaedics
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 05-21-2012, 08:45 AM
  3. Shoulder surgery
    By Desperate Denise in forum Orthopaedics
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 01-16-2010, 08:02 AM
  4. Shoulder surgery - I am in the middle
    By Desperate Denise in forum Orthopaedics
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 11-02-2009, 04:46 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts

Enjoying Our Forums?

AAPC forums are a benefit of membership. Joining AAPC grants you unlimited access, allowing you to post questions and participate with our community of over 150,000 professionals.

Join Now Continue Reading Without Full Access

Already a Member?


Close Message

In addition to full participation on AAPC forums, as a member you will be able to:

  • Access to the largest healthcare job database in the world.
  • Join over 150,000 members of the healthcare network in the world.
  • Be a part of an industry leading organization that drives the business side of healthcare.
  • Save anywhere from 10%-50% with exclusive member discounts on courses, books, study materials, and conferences.
  • Access to discounts at hundreds of restaurants, travel destinations, retail stores, and service providers. AAPC members also have opportunities to save on heath, life, and liability insurance.
  • Become a member of a local chapter and attend regular meetings.