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Traumatic Amputation lower leg

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    Pt had a traumatic amputation of lower leg. My surgeon went in debrided it and cut tib/ and fib in the manner of an amputation with closure with wound vac. Question would I code this as an amputation, or use the debridment open fracture? Any thoughts, I never encountered this before.
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    Pt had a traumatic amputation of lower leg. My surgeon went in debrided it and cut tib/ and fib in the manner of an amputation with closure with wound vac. Question would I code this as an amputation, or use the debridment open fracture? Any thoughts, I never encountered this before.
    I would probably leans towards 27886 without seeing op report....based on that code see what is included??

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