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    can a drilling chondroplasty medial femoral condyle be billed with an acl repair and a medial meniscectomy? what compartment is the medial femoral condyle? Medial?

    I think I have been looking at this op not to long. Help

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    I would use 29888 for ACL, 29879 - 51 for chondral drilling, and 29881 - 51 for medial menisectomy. The medial femoral condyle is in the medial compartment. However, none of these codes are bundled with each other. If the doctor had done just a chondroplasty of medial femoral condyle, then you would not be able to bill it.

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