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Would you code MCL Reconstruction or Repair ?

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    Let me rephrase my question ---would you agree that the key documentation within (**** -*****)below is supportive of the reconstruction - code 27427?

    A drill hole was placed through the metaphysis , the ligament was still attached distally, but proximally had abundant scar tissue, which was trimmed up and fashioned and then repaired with a 5.5 suture anchor, both limbs through the length of the MCL attaching it back down to bleeding bone. (****The semitendinousus was the left attached distally, dissected out, and the detached proximally, then the knee was placed in a varus position with flexion to 20 degrees and the semitendinosus was then tenodesed to local soft tissue *****)and the MCL itself to augment the MCL.

    any suggestions, opinions are greatly appreciated. Thank you in advance for your help. Barb
    Last edited by Barbs63; 09-06-2018 at 01:20 PM.

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