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    Red face Ankle fracture surgery

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    Good Morning,

    Need to know if the coding on this surgical procedure is correct:
    Pre-op diagnosis by another doctor was Bimalleolar fracture.

    Surgical procedure by my doctor was:
    Open Reduction, internal fixation of unstable left ankle fracture
    Dx: Trimalleolar Fracture

    I coded as follows:
    27814 [bimalleolar fracture] leaving alone the posterior fragment.
    27829 [I used for anatomic reduction of syndesmosis with TightRope]

    Or is it just 27814?


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    Can you verify bi or trimalleolar fx?

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