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  1. #11
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    Quote Originally Posted by rebeccawoodward View Post
    I have seen some scenarios where the provider simply clipped one end of the fish hook and then pulled it out.
    Yes, the hook is completly through the cheek from outside in, the physician removes it with some instruments and local anesthesia. I think he clips it and pulls backwards. NO incision is made, just pulled out. thanks

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    New Windsor


    873.51 is a complicated face wound(complicated includes fb) Since no incision was made I would'nt code any fb removal procedure.


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