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Old 11-17-2010, 03:58 PM
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Default Closed reduction of fracture

Can the cpt for closed reduction of metacarpal be coded along with cpt for percutaneous pinning? 26605,26608
Or would you code a cpt code from the 20650-20692 sets

Patient was taken to operating room and closed reduction was performed and percutaneous pinning using four k-wires. Fracture was held in place and reduced using four k-wires.
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Old 11-18-2010, 07:39 AM
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In our clinic we would just use CPT 26608, percutaneous skeletal fixation of metacarpal fracture.
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Old 11-18-2010, 11:08 AM
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Default Metacarpal fracture

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In our clinic we would just use CPT 26608, percutaneous skeletal fixation of metacarpal fracture.
So then the pinning is the percutaneous fixation?
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Old 11-18-2010, 05:58 PM
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So then the pinning is the percutaneous fixation?
Yes, percutaneous skeletal fixation would be the pinning with the K-wires.
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