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    Wink bony mallet injury

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    Hello all,

    I always get tripped up on these procedures.

    Pre/Post Dx: RT long finger bony mallet injury with distal IP joint incongruency
    Procedure: Closed reduction and axial pinning, bony mallet injury (0.062 smooth K-wire)

    Fluoro brought in. DIP joint closed reduction performed, correcting shaft volar subluxation incongruency reflective of collateral ligament incompetence with dorsal left fracture fragment. K-wire then placed, restoring DIP palmar congruency and a neutral-extended posture. Pin cut. Pin cap. PIP joint is supple passively.

    Still use 26432 rather DIP codes even not directly repairing tendon?


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    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Greater Pittsburgh


    I would use 26432, a torn or avulsed distal extensor tendon insertion is treated ia a closed fashion, with or w/o percu. pinning and the dx is mallet finger. The pinning and holding it in place to mend the tendon is repairing it.
    jdemar, CPC, CMA

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    thanks again for your help!!!!

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    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Greater Pittsburgh


    your welcome :O)
    jdemar, CPC, CMA

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