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    Default Debridement of Infected Total Knee Arthroplasty

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    Hello everyone,

    Can someone assist me in choosing the correct code for "Arthrotomy with debridement to the bone with antibiotic-cement spacer change?" A Deep bone biopsy was also so performed.

    I have had a challenge get a grip on this procedure.

    I have considered the following codes 27488, 27310 & 27599 for the debridement with spacer change.

    Please help shade some light on this procedure.

    Thanks in advance for any assistance.


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    Apr 2007
    Rome, Ga


    Was the prosthesis removed?

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    The prosthesis was remove 2 months ago during that time the 1st spacer was inserted.

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