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Hip Replacement and fracture femur

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    Patient scheduled for Total Hip Replacement, and during surgical procedure, a fracture of neck above lesser trochanter was noted. Doctor did a cable fixation of the proximal femur.
    All procedures done with computer navigation.

    I need to know how to code and if I can code for the fixation of the fracture, which was
    less than a centimeter, but still required fixation.

    27130 for the Hip Replacement
    20985 for the Computer Navigation
    ???? Cable fixation of fracture



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    For the cable fixation of the proximal femur above the lesser trochanter, I would use code:

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

  3. Red face Hip Replacement/Fx
    You made it sound so easy.

    Thank you

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    Your welcomed

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