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    Default Knee surgery

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    Questions on the compartment of the knee.

    I selected CPT 29881 for this O.P report.

    Is this the same compartment

    The instrumentation was a shaver inserted inot the anterior medial portal and the tear within the medial meniscus was dissected out using a shaver followed by superficial shaving of the loose cartilaginous surface of the medial femoral condyle.

    Was tempted to use CPT 29881 and 29877 but the chondroplasty must be done in a different compartment in order to code it. That why I need clarification on if my decision is right on with saying this done in the same compartment.

    Daniel, CPC

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    Apr 2007


    you are correct, 29881 only. The medial femoral compartment is part of the medial compartment.
    Mary, CPC, CANPC, COSC

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    Thank You.

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