The physician is grafting cartilage from the rib to form the ear for this patient. This is considered stage 1 of the complete repair.
I have the code for the harvesting of the graft, and skin graft needed. My question is this, my physician says it can take several hours to shape the cartilage once it is harvested. Is there a code for this shaping, carving and honeing of the cartilage and if not do you use an unlisted. code. Thanks for any assitance you have with this question.