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Loose body removal over 5mm

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    If a loose body over 5mm was removed arthroscopically from the posterior cruciate and a chondroplasty was done in the patella and femoral trochlea can I charge 29874-59 with 29877?
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    Quote Originally Posted by ihagee View Post
    If a loose body over 5mm was removed arthroscopically from the posterior cruciate and a chondroplasty was done in the patella and femoral trochlea can I charge 29874-59 with 29877?
    If it's >5mm or thru a separate incision...then yes.

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