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Ankle ligament Reconstruction

  1. Default Ankle ligament Reconstruction
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    Per my surgeons OP report, he did the following:

    1. Lateral ankle ligament reconstruction delayed repair with augmentation using Arthrex allograft material.
    2. Foreign body removal.

    I am new to Foot and Ankle coding - any help is appreciated on what you think I should use.

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    Greater Pittsburgh
    27695, 27696 or 27698 and the foreign body remvl may be incidental depending on your op note. You'll need to know primary = collateral vs both collateral ligaments; or 2ndry = repair done some time after the incident of injury or following a previous sx .

    I'm guessing from the note you have 'delayed repair' that it would be 27698, but again verify with your operative note/ligaments.
    jdemar, CPC, CMA

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