Results 1 to 2 of 2

Debridement of lateral retinaculum knee

  1. Default Debridement of lateral retinaculum knee
    New Call-to-action
    Procedures Performed [preop diagnosis was lateral retinacular tear] and scheduled for repair

    PRP Injection left knee
    Arthroscopy partial meniscectomy 29881
    Debridement lateral retinaculum

    Need help coding the debridement of the lateral retinaculum. Will highlight that portion of operative note

    "No obvious disruption quadriceps tendon. Lateral retinaculum intact. No signs of disruption of lateral retinaculum, some fraying. This was debrided and injected with PRP.

    What code could be used for the debridement procedure? Was suggested I use 27425, which is an open lateral release.

    Meniscectomy was performed and coded as 29881

    Looking for answers and/or explanations.

    Thank all in advance

  2. #2
    Location
    lawrence, kansas
    Posts
    54
    Default
    Hello,

    Without seeing the op note in it's entirety, its hard to say. If the debridement was done arthroscopically, it would most likely be bundled into the menisectomy, same as a chondroplasty would be bundled.
    Ryan Raich, CPC COSC
    Lawrence, Kansas Chapter President

Similar Threads

  1. suture of the medial and lateral retinaculum
    By scooter1 in forum Orthopaedics
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 06-19-2015, 08:44 AM
  2. bi-lateral knee scopes
    By richelle25 in forum Orthopaedics
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 05-18-2011, 08:11 AM
  3. tear or medial retinaculum right knee need cpt code
    By teresa in forum Medical Coding General Discussion
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 01-13-2011, 06:44 PM
  4. Medial Retinaculum Knee
    By orthopaedic01 in forum Orthopaedics
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 05-11-2010, 01:49 PM
  5. Repair of Torn Medial and Lateral Retinaculum
    By shonda0902 in forum Orthopaedics
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 12-01-2009, 10:19 AM

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?

Login

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.