AHA Coding Clinic® for HCPCS - 2020 Issue 2; Ask the Editor

Makoplasty robotic assistance

A patient presented for a total knee arthroplasty using Mako robotic assistance. The Mako arrays were secured to the half pins placed in the medial femoral condyles and proximal medial tibia. Once cutting parameters were set, the Mako robotic arm was brought in and bony resections were performed. Once the knee was trialed, the flexion-extension gaps were determined to be symmetric according to the Mako. The tibial plate was aligned with the Mako plan and the implant was placed. What code is assigned for a Makoplasty or Mako robotic assistance when performed with a knee arthroplasty? ...

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