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    Is the harvesting of the multiple tendons (27397) included in the CPT code: 29888?
    Thank you,

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    The harvesting of a tendon for an ACL repair is generally included in 29888. The exception I believe is if the tendon is harvested from the opposite leg and even then you would not use 27397. I've never seen a situation where multiple tendons are harvested for an ACL repair/reconstruction. I suppose it's possible--just never seen it.

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    Never heard of multiples either. If I have a hamstring graft I use 20924.
    Bruce Crandall, CPC
    North Carolina Specialty Hospital
    Durham, NC

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