AHA Coding Clinic® for ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS - 2013 Issue 3; Ask the Editor

Distraction Osteogenesis

A patient underwent distraction osteogenesis for cranio-synostosis. An osteotomy was performed to gain access to the area to be distracted. Segments of soft spots were roughed up with placement of bone chips and titanium plates to stabilize the bone. Cranial distracters were applied bilaterally to the temporal region and near the vertex. The ratchet system was activated. What are the appropriate ICD-10-PCS code assignments? ...

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