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  1. Question Help coding a short op-note
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    How would you code this?

    Keloid removal was performed. The incision was then taken down through subcutaneous

    tissue to the tensor fascia lata, which was subsequently opened. The vastus lateralis on the lateral side was split appropriately to expose the plate. Considerable bone had grown up around the sides and this was removed using an osteotome. The screws and the plate were removed and then the plate was removed without difficulty. The wound was irrigated out and closed in layers in the usual fashion. A plastic closure with 3-0 Monocryl for the skin was then performed with a good plastic closure.

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    Quote Originally Posted by coders_rock! View Post
    How would you code this?

    Keloid removal was performed. The incision was then taken down through subcutaneous

    tissue to the tensor fascia lata, which was subsequently opened. The vastus lateralis on the lateral side was split appropriately to expose the plate. Considerable bone had grown up around the sides and this was removed using an osteotome. The screws and the plate were removed and then the plate was removed without difficulty. The wound was irrigated out and closed in layers in the usual fashion. A plastic closure with 3-0 Monocryl for the skin was then performed with a good plastic closure.

    Thank you,
    20680 removal of hardware

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    Quote Originally Posted by coders_rock! View Post
    How would you code this?

    Keloid removal was performed. The incision was then taken down through subcutaneous

    tissue to the tensor fascia lata, which was subsequently opened. The vastus lateralis on the lateral side was split appropriately to expose the plate. Considerable bone had grown up around the sides and this was removed using an osteotome. The screws and the plate were removed and then the plate was removed without difficulty. The wound was irrigated out and closed in layers in the usual fashion. A plastic closure with 3-0 Monocryl for the skin was then performed with a good plastic closure.

    Thank you,
    look at complex repair 13100-13160 for keloid removal as well.

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