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Pectoral,deltoid,biceps,triceps fasciotomy

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    Default Pectoral,deltoid,biceps,triceps fasciotomy
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    This one has me stumped....the diagnosis is compartment syndrome, upper extremity.

    "Left pectoral fasciotomy, left deltoid fasciotomy, fasciotomy of the left upper arm including biceps and triceps"

    I am used to lower extremity decompression fasciotomy, and forearm fasciotomy, but I can't find a CPT code for upper arm...any suggestions?

    Susie Smith, CPC

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    It involves most of the muscles of the shoulder region . i would lean for 23406 More of tenomyotomy tahn the typical faciotomy
    Last edited by preserene; 06-26-2011 at 08:53 PM.

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    Thanks! I code for general surgery and this was a bit out of my knowledge zone.

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