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Chondroplasty/Debridement

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    Can anyone please help? We have a doctor who did debridement(chondroplasty) of the humeral head along with Labral repair. This is an open procedure and I can't seem to find an appropriate code for it and I'm not sure if this is just included in the Labral Repair.

    Really appreciate any feedback

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    Quote Originally Posted by abarajas@GatewaySurgeryCenter.com View Post
    Can anyone please help? We have a doctor who did debridement(chondroplasty) of the humeral head along with Labral repair. This is an open procedure and I can't seem to find an appropriate code for it and I'm not sure if this is just included in the Labral Repair.

    Really appreciate any feedback
    Hi there,

    I would use 23455 for the open labral repair. I know this code includes LB removal, excision of synovium / hypertrophic capsule, and arthrotomy, and my gut feeling is that it would include the debridement/chondroplasty as well. This is just my opinion, and maybe someone else out there has more information than I do.....

    Have a great day!

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    Thank you, really appreciate your response.

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