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Hip revision ?

  1. Question Hip revision ?
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    If a surgeon replaces the liner and the femoral head, would that be considered a hip
    revision ( 27134 ) ?
    He replaced the liner, replaced the cobalt chrome head, debrided osteolysis and a bone graft of the femur. He didn't replace the femoral stem, just the head.
    I was not sure this was enough to be a revision both components. I am the only coder here so Any thoughts or suggestions would really be appreciated . Thank you

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    Quote Originally Posted by mousehouse1 View Post
    If a surgeon replaces the liner and the femoral head, would that be considered a hip
    revision ( 27134 ) ?
    He replaced the liner, replaced the cobalt chrome head, debrided osteolysis and a bone graft of the femur. He didn't replace the femoral stem, just the head.
    I was not sure this was enough to be a revision both components. I am the only coder here so Any thoughts or suggestions would really be appreciated . Thank you
    It's enough for the femoral component but what about the acetabulm? To capture 27134 you need BOTH components replaced..

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