AHA Coding Clinic® for ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS - 2016 Issue 2; Ask the Editor

Periacetabular Ostectomy for Repair of Congenital Hip Dysplasia

The patient presents for surgical correction of congenital dysplasia of the left hip. The surgeon performs a left periacetabular osteotomy. During surgery, incisions are carried out to loosen the acetabulum from the pelvis, and the acetabulum is repositioned. The front of the hip joint is incised to expose the hip and surrounding pelvis. Fluoroscopic guidance is used to confirm the appropriate reorientation of the socket. The acetabulum is then fixated in the new position with screws. What are the procedure code assignments for this surgery? ...

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