AAPC - Back to school
Results 1 to 7 of 7

Thread: Compartment Release - Patient has bilateral compartment syndrome

  1. #1

    Default Compartment Release - Patient has bilateral compartment syndrome

    AAPC: Back to School
    Patient has bilateral compartment syndrome and do is doing a bilateral compartment release with superficial peroneal nerve release.

    Need help finding the CPT codes.

  2. #2


    You're looking at 27892 - 29874 with debridement, or 27600 - 27602 w/ out debridement.

  3. #3



  4. #4
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Columbia, MO


    What part of the body has the compartment syndrom? This will change your code possible.

  5. #5


    since peroneal nerve has been released the compartment syndrome occurs in legs . Release of nerve called neuroplasty and peroneal nerve is a periperal nerve leg so can code 64708 i think.

  6. #6


    First I need to correct my post from Friday... Oops!!! - Should have said
    "27892-27894" not 29874 (That CPT is stuck in my brain lately!!)

    Still sounds to me as you may apply one of 27892, 27893 or 27894.
    64708 indicates a Neuroplasty, and I don't see this as the case here.
    The superficial peroneal nerve is located in the lateral compartment of the leg... I do believe the superficial peroneal nerve release would be inclusive of these codes. I would like another opinion as well though... Anyone have any additional info??
    Last edited by PatriciaCPC; 06-15-2009 at 02:58 PM.

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Columbia, MO


    Thats Ok I completely missed the part about the peroneal nerve! All I read was compartment syndrom and I kept saying Ok where?? It must have been 5 O'clock somewhere!

Similar Threads

  1. First dorsal compartment release
    By Regina Tinney in forum Orthopaedics
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 05-10-2012, 08:26 PM
  2. Help. abdominal compartment release
    By kingkong in forum General Surgery
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 07-30-2010, 01:41 PM
  3. Compartment Release
    By Jarts in forum General Surgery
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 10-22-2009, 11:15 AM
  4. Compartment Release - What is the cpt code
    By debera.lewis in forum Medical Coding General Discussion
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 10-02-2008, 10:13 AM
  5. Fasciotomy Release of the Foot for Compartment Syndrome
    By PatriciaCPC in forum Orthopaedics
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 02-20-2008, 04:15 PM

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?


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.