Just thinking out loud here...I'm leaning towards the doc having had to remove a portion of the olecranon to access the fracture (?) - this would be the olecranon osteotomy and if I am correct, then it becomes integral to the overall procedure that he/she is performing...hence, no coding or charging for this.
It's kind of like driving on a road with no exit ramps...you have to go from the beginning to the end. If a tree falls across the road, you are obligated to remove it to continue on your journey...
Hope this is at least a little bit helpful.
Have a good evening,
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