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    Smile plasma injection to tendon

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    hip pain
    Ultrasound-guided hamstring injection

    Clinical indication: Right pain outside MRI reveals proximal hamstring
    tendon injury
    The risks and benefits of the procedure were discussed and informed consent
    was obtained. Sedation for the ensuing arthroscopy was provided by the
    anesthesiologist. While in the operating room blood was withdrawn and
    platelet rich plasma prepared. The patient was prepped and draped in usual
    sterile fashion. Under sonographic guidance the origin of the hamstring
    tendons was identified. Lidocaine 1% was injected to provide local
    Using ultrasound guidance a 22-gauge than 20-gauge needle was advanced to
    the ischial tuberosity and the hamstring tendon origins. In this location
    8 mL of platelet rich plasma was injected. Ultrasound imaging was used to
    document needle position.
    Impression: Successful ultrasound guided injection of platelet rich plasma
    to the origin of the right hamstring tendons.

    can i use 20551 for this procedure?

    thanks in advance

  2. #2

    Default plasma injection

    Hi, If you look under the code 20551, ( in green) It states, injection of platelet rich plasma use 0232T.

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    A great thanks...

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