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NFBarner 11-13-2009 02:15 PM

Obturator Block
 
Does anyone have the CPT code for an obturator block?

AuntJoyce 11-13-2009 03:36 PM

Obturator Nerve Block
 
Good afternoon,

We use 64449 for this!

Have a great weekend!

Joyce

NFBarner 11-13-2009 04:19 PM

Thank you Joyce. Much appreciated!

marvelh 11-16-2009 08:39 PM

Coding would depend upon where the block was actually performed. You can certainly block the obturator nerve with a posterior lumbar plexus block but there are many other nerves also being blocked in this technique.

In contrast, if the block is performed in the lower inguinal area, you would look to 64450. Here are a couple of links for illustrations and further info on obturator nerve blocks performed via this approach:

http://www.unc.edu/~rvp/Jeopardy/LE_...atorNBlock.jpg

http://www.usra.ca/sb_obturator


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