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29999 and thermal shrinkage

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    "the lateral compartment was softnening and consistent with anterior cruciate ligament attenunation and I heated the lateral meniscus posterior central attachment to try to get a little more hysteresis within it and then tightnened the anterior cruciate ligament with electrothermal heat and did a microfracture X 3 at its origin for healing response"

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    29879 (assuming this is through the scope)

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    yes, it is. thank you so much. somehow the physician wants to append 29999

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    THE 29999 would be appropriate if thats all he was doing (thermal shrinkage) but to me it sounds as if he is doing this to accomplish the microfracture.

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