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  1. #1
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    Question What procedure code to use?

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    Doc did an arthroscopic repair of the medial patellofemoral ligament by using three simple sutures across the torn area of the medial retinaculum.

    What CPT code do I use or is this unlisted?

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    Apr 2007
    Kansas City MO


    Was repair of the retinaculum the intent of the procedure, or was it an incidental finding? If it was the latter, I don't know that it would be considered signficant enough to bill seperately. Otherwise I do think you'd have to use an unlisted code.

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    It was the intent, and I suspected it would be unlisted.

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