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capsular advancement, first metatarsophalangeal joint

  1. Question capsular advancement, first metatarsophalangeal joint
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    Hello, I need help

    MD performed "first metatarsophalangeal joint implant" which I coded as
    28293.....#2 procedure was capsular advancement, first metatarsophalangeal stated in op note " attention directed to the distal aspect of the
    proximal phalanx after which, the capsular structures were lifted from the
    underlying periosteum and carefully interposed into the first metatarsophalangeal joint for good appostion after additional cushioning
    at the level of the joint" What code should I use? Thanks, Brenda

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    this sounds like a capsulotomy to me which is bundled into the 28293.

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