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    Unhappy Distal Radius fracture ORIF w/ external fixator placement

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    Physician performed Open reduction and pinning to intra-articular distal radius fracture along with external fixator placement. Is there a CPT to capture the external fixator placement in addition to the open reduction and pinning?

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    Apr 2007
    Duluth, MN


    you would code both the ORIF and the external fixator placement.

    25608 (if 2 or less fragments) and 20690 (assuming uniplane)
    Tina Wosmek CPC, COSC

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    Thanks so much!

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