Results 1 to 2 of 2

little finger fracture care

  1. #1
    Default little finger fracture care
    Medical Coding Books
    I have a doc who did the following, and I need help! )

    Small incision was made over the dorsum of the base of the little finger metacarpal through the skin and subcutaneous tissues retracting the extensor tendon laterally to the base of the metacarpal once opened up with an awl. Following this, insertion of Hand Innovations pin, which was brough up the canal through the fracture sited and down into the metacarpal head. After this, the wire was bent at a 90-degree angle and the the transfixing device was mounted into the base of the metacarpal to provide solid fixation and prevent rotation. The end of the pin was cut. A protection cap was placed on the pin and then two 4-0 nylon sutures were used to clos the skin around the pin.

    I'm thinking this would be 26615, but I'm not sure. I'm definitely not a hand and fingers kind of girl. Thanks for the help!.

  2. Default
    That's what I'd do.


Similar Threads

  1. Follow Up Fracture Care of Finger Code??
    By elizabeth24 in forum Diagnosis Coding
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 07-29-2015, 09:50 AM
  2. osteophyte after finger fracture
    By tag60 in forum Diagnosis Coding
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 06-22-2015, 08:05 PM
  3. Wound and fracture on the same finger
    By miugu in forum Outpatient Facilities
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 10-06-2013, 02:25 PM
  4. finger fracture
    By becca12 in forum Orthopaedics
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 12-22-2009, 12:33 PM
  5. Finger Fracture with a Laceration
    By Lorisvg in forum Orthopaedics
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 03-16-2009, 09:13 AM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
Enjoying Our Forums?

AAPC forums are a benefit of membership. Joining AAPC grants you unlimited access, allowing you to post questions and participate with our community of over 150,000 professionals.

Join Now Continue Reading Without Full Access

Already a Member?


Close Message

In addition to full participation on AAPC forums, as a member you will be able to:

  • Access to the largest healthcare job database in the world.
  • Join over 150,000 members of the healthcare network in the world.
  • Be a part of an industry leading organization that drives the business side of healthcare.
  • Save anywhere from 10%-50% with exclusive member discounts on courses, books, study materials, and conferences.
  • Access to discounts at hundreds of restaurants, travel destinations, retail stores, and service providers. AAPC members also have opportunities to save on heath, life, and liability insurance.
  • Become a member of a local chapter and attend regular meetings.