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non union of ulna shortening?

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    pt had an ulna osteotomy 3 wks prior, due to a nonunion removal of hardware and replace had to be done. Would 25400, repair of nonunion or maulunion be the best cpt code? Or should I just use the 20680 w/ 22 modifier?

    thanks for any suggestions!
    Sherry

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    Quote Originally Posted by richelle25 View Post
    pt had an ulna osteotomy 3 wks prior, due to a nonunion removal of hardware and replace had to be done. Would 25400, repair of nonunion or maulunion be the best cpt code? Or should i just use the 20680 w/ 22 modifier?

    Thanks for any suggestions!
    Sherry
    if you're removing old hardware + replacing that hardware (screws, pins, etc.) i would stick with 20680-22.

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