AAPC - Back to school
Results 1 to 1 of 1

Thread: Dorsi Flap

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Apr 2007

    Default Dorsi Flap

    AAPC: Back to School
    I need help with this procedure.

    Preoperative Diagnosis: Deformity of the legs folllowing open fracture of the distal phalanx complicated by open wound problems requiring free tissue transfer.


    The patient was brought to the operating room, placed under adequate general and endotracheal anesthesia. Both teh legs and the right thigh were prepped with Bentadine scrub followed by Bentadine solution and then draped in the customary fashion. 20 cc on 0.25% Marcaine with adrenaline were diluted into 200 cc and this was injected into the donor site. The leg to be debulked was then carved down using a wick blade until the contour appeared equal to the opposite leg. Hemostasis was achieved with Bovie and compression and diluted adrenaline soaked wraps. A skin graft was taken at 12,000 of an inch from the contralateral thigh. The donor site in the thigh was dressed with Adaptic and Tegaderm. The skin graft was then pie crusted and stapled into position. A mild compressive dresing was then applied.

    I'm looking at cpt code 15610, 15100, and 15102. If this is true, what diagnosis should I use or do you have any other suggestions on cpt and diagnosis?

    Last edited by codedog; 07-17-2009 at 11:22 AM.

Similar Threads

  1. Replies: 6
    Last Post: 12-14-2014, 02:59 PM
  2. Latissimus dorsi flap and tissue expander
    By TMHales in forum Plastic Surgery
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: 05-06-2014, 07:56 AM
  3. Composite graft of cartilage, Melolabil flap, paramedian forehead flap
    By Janet Ralph in forum Medicare Regulations
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 03-24-2010, 10:07 AM
  4. latissimus dorsi muscle tear
    By cresmondowilliams in forum Medical Coding General Discussion
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 03-18-2009, 08:53 AM
  5. Latissimus Dorsi Flap
    By bourdeau in forum Plastic Surgery
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 10-29-2008, 01:52 AM

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.