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    Default Patellofemoral Replacement

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    Would 27446 be appropriate for a patellofemoral replacement since it's a one compartment procedure?

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    If you're doing an arthroplasty try 27438...
    Bruce Crandall, CPC
    North Carolina Specialty Hospital
    Durham, NC

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    27438 would cover the patella but what about the femur? I've coded these as unlisted for the following reason-27446 states that the femur and tibia are cut in order to place the prosthesis, 27438 is patella only. Unlisted would be the only other option. I would like to see others thoughts on this procedure.

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