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    I am coding a removal of metal plate and screws and placement of retrograde femoral rod. The code I have is 20680-for the removal of the hardware, However, is there a code for the placement of the femoral rod?, or is this included? Thanks!

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    was this a malunion or nonunion? if so look at 27470 (removal of hardware will not be seperately reportable)

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    It was a femoral shaft FX. The physician replaced the plate with a intramedullary rod. I spoke with the physcian and he verified 27506 as the PX performed. Thanks for checking!

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