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    Need some help please One of my providers is doing and Achilles tendon lengthening and a capsular release. I have 27685 for the tendon lengthening, but am at a loss for the capsular release. Here is that part of the OP note:

    There was a significant amount of scar tissue around the subtalar joint and posterior capsule. This was excised.

    Would this be included in the tendon lengthening? It's not through a seperate incision.

    Thanks!
    Chrissy Durga, COSC

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    Please use 27612 for both procedures together.

    Quote Originally Posted by CJoy0724 View Post
    Need some help please One of my providers is doing and Achilles tendon lengthening and a capsular release. I have 27685 for the tendon lengthening, but am at a loss for the capsular release. Here is that part of the OP note:

    There was a significant amount of scar tissue around the subtalar joint and posterior capsule. This was excised.

    Would this be included in the tendon lengthening? It's not through a seperate incision.

    Thanks!

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