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Debridement achilles tendon/repair

  1. Question Debridement achilles tendon/repair
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    I have a surgery with a dx. of achilles tendinosis. Procedure was a debridement of the achilles tendon then repaired the peritenon. would I code the 27650 even though it wasnot a tear. Thank you.

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    can you post the scrubbed version of the op note?

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    "There was a partial rupture to the achilles tendon 6 months ago. MRI consistant with degenerative change within the tendon.
    The peritenon was divided & the degenerative area was debrided & then it was repaired" now I think maybe 27654?

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    I pray that that is not the complete op note but yes 27650/27654 would be appropriate dependent on the rest of the documentation.

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    No I just typed the main parts. Thank you for your help

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