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  1. #1
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    Question Repair extensor tendon toe????

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    Patient in ER has compound fracture of great toe with rupture of extensor tendon. Physician documented 3 cm laceration with fx of underlying phalanyx & rupture of extensor tendon" , "5-0 nylon running &interrupted sutures placed into underlying fascia & extensor tendon with good stability. Dressing applied".

    DX: Compound fx right great toe with tendon injury.

    How do I code this? What CPT codes should I use?

    I looked at using tendon repair codes only because they include the closure of the wound. But I cannot seem to find a good CPT code for the Tendon repair toe.

    Would I just use a Complex wound repair?

    Thanks for your help!!!

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    Apr 2007

    Default Fx Great Toe

    28490 Closed treatment of fracture great toe, phalanx or phalanges; without manipulation

    thank you

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    Bangor, Maine


    open fracture repair codes

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