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    I was wondering which CPT codes you would use for a hallux valgus repair? The operative report states the following: "Right first metatarsal proximal crescentic osteotomy, excision of medial eminence, distal soft tissue realignment/modified McBride, application of TightRope device." Any help would be greatly appreciated, especially with the TightRope device application portion of the procedure.

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    Would need to see the whole op report to help with code.

    It is my understanding the tight rope is nothing more than another type of internal fixation.

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    Thanks for your response. I was reviewing the OP report with one of my co-workers earlier and she also felt that the Arthrex tightrope is simply a type of internal fixation, so it wouldn't need a separate code. That was the part that we were hung up on the most.

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