AHA Coding Clinic® for ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS - 2016 Issue 4; New/Revised ICD-10-PCS Procedure Codes, Section X—New Technology

Placement of Magnetic Growth Rods

A new table XNS has been created for reposition of bones to capture the use of magnetically controlled spinal growth rods. Device/Substance/Technology3 Magnetically Controlled Growth Rod(s) Growth rods are part of the overall treatment for scoliosis in children. One or more rods are surgically implanted along the patient’s spine and secured using hooks or pedicle screws. Limited fusion of the vertebrae at either end of the rods can be performed at the same time. Over time, the rods are lengthened or shortened as needed to brace the spine and minimize progression of the curvature while keeping up with...

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