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    Medical Coding Books
    Our surgeon is doing an arthroscopy with a tuberoplasty.

    I can not find anything in the CPT books for tuberoplasty. Can someone please,
    please help ?

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    The tuberoplasty procedure involves removal of exostoses on the humerus followed by reshaping of the greater tuberosity to create a smooth, congruent acromiohumeral articulation (taken from the above website)
    exostosis /ex·os·to·sis/ (ek″sos-to´sis)
    1. a benign bony growth projecting outward from a bone surface.

    W/ the above being states, I would go w/ 29822, or 29823 depending on the op-note. Logic being if you're removing a bony growth, you are "debriding" the shoulder joint. Or you could go w/ an unlisted code.
    Last edited by nrichard; 09-26-2011 at 01:47 PM.

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