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    Question coding exchange of polyethylene component on the unicompartmental knee arthroplasty

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    I'm trying to code the above procedure done at the same time as major synovectomy and an open incision of loose body. The original uka was done 2 months ago and the patient has been experiencing extreme pain, stiffness and loss of motion. HELP!!!!~~

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    I would have to see the note...but 99% chance that the synovectomy and loose body are going to bundle with the exchange.

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    i would agree that the synovectomy and the loose body is bundled.

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