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    Sorry if I sound ignorant, but I am somewhat confused on the knee compartments, and what is inside these compartments. For instance, I am coding for a surgeon who performed a medial meniscectomy, but also stated that the medial femoral condyle needed shaving. Is the medial femoral condyle located inside the medial compartment? I know I can't code this if its inside the same compartment as another arthroscopic procedure, but I am unsure what compartment its located in. Any help is greatly appreciated. Also, any idea on websites that illustrate this would be helpful!! Thanks!


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    Apr 2007
    North Carolina


    1. Suprapatellar pouch & Patellofemoral joint: This includes the patella, patellofemoral joint, the trochlear notch of the femur, and synovial plicae

    2. Medial Compartment: This includes the medial femoral condyle, the medial tibia plateau, and the medial meniscus.

    3. Lateral Compartment: This includes the lateral femoral condyle, the lateral tibial plateau, and the lateral meniscus

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    Des Moines


    Thanks Rebecca!

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