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Debridement of lateral retinaculum knee

  1. Default Debridement of lateral retinaculum knee
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    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
    lawrence, kansas

    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

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