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Tendon Pulley debridement

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    Angry Tendon Pulley debridement
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    Can anyone PLEASE help... Patient went in for a flexor tendon laceration, when explored the phycisian finds that the tendon was intact but the pulley was cut, He debrided the pulley. Can anyone suggest a code?
    I'm thinking either 26440 (this is the closes in my opinion) or 26989 (unlisted).

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    Default Food for thought
    food for thought:

    20103 (wound exploration--this could only be used if the surgeon extended the laceration)


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    Thank you... I was going crazy over the code. Those codes do make more sense.

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