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Compartment Release - Patient has bilateral compartment syndrome

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

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  4. #4
    Columbia, MO
    What part of the body has the compartment syndrom? This will change your code possible.

  5. Lightbulb
    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. Default
    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
    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!

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