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29862 vs 29916

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    I find 29862 and 29916 confusing. Can someone please explain the difference?

    My surgeon did a debridemnt of a labral tear. So I am using 29862?

    At what point does a debridement become a repair ?
    Thank you

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    Repair is when the labrum is reattached to the bone, with anchors, pins etc. Debridement is a surgical removal of scar tissue, dead tissue, damaged bone etc. only no reattachment in the debridement.

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