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Revision of patella component

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    My physician replaced only the patella compontent of a total knee. I'm not sure whether to use the unlisted or 27486. Thank you
    C.J. Schabelski, CPC
    Barrington Orthopedic Specialists, Ltd.

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    What about 27486 with a 52 modifier.

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    I agree with Kibbit, but I'm not sure if the 52 modifier is necessary since the patella is considered a component. I know we use the 52 if its just the spacer being replaced.
    Last edited by mbort; 05-01-2009 at 01:08 PM.

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    Did you look at 27437 or 27438?

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