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Micro Tendonotomy or Radio Wave Surgery

  1. Default Micro Tendonotomy or Radio Wave Surgery
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    Can anyone help me with a CPT for Microtendonotomy or if it's an unlisted CPT what would be a similar CPT? It's for medial epicondylitis. "A grid pattern was created, spacing each tendinotomy 5 mm apart.... a total of approximately 15 bursts of radiofrequency were used to perform this tendinotomy."
    Thanks!

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    Default microtendonotomy or radio wave surgery
    need more info 2 find code, but look in CPT book under tenotomy

    Quote Originally Posted by cataldob View Post
    Can anyone help me with a CPT for Microtendonotomy or if it's an unlisted CPT what would be a similar CPT? It's for medial epicondylitis. "A grid pattern was created, spacing each tendinotomy 5 mm apart.... a total of approximately 15 bursts of radiofrequency were used to perform this tendinotomy."
    Thanks!
    Rachele Porter, AS, CPC, CPC-H, CEDC
    no weapons formed against me shall prosper

  3. Default Radio Wave Surgery/Micro Tendonotomy
    The patient has medial epicondylitis. The surgical procedure is elbow micro tendinotomy of the common flexor tendon. The description is- incision is made overlying the medial epicondyle; dissection is carried through the subcutaneous tissue; the peritenon of the common flexor tendon is incised; the ArthroCare Topax device was selected and used to perform a micro tendinotomy of the tendon at it's insertion at the medial epicondyle. A grid pattern was created, spacing each 5mm apart. A total of approximately 15 burst of radiofrequency was used.
    Thanks!

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