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    patient had painful hardware in the hip, so doc replaced the gamma nail. would i use 20680 for this? any help is appreciated!!

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    I would use 27236 (Open treatment of treatment of femoral fracture, proximal end, neck, internal fixation or prosthetic replacement).

    Hope this helps...

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    I would not code the removal of hardware. Since he is replacing it, removing it is part of the package.

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