AHA Coding Clinic® for ICD-9 - 2014 Issue 1; Ask the Editor

MOST Prosthetic Total Femoral Replacement

A patient with known echinococcal infection of the femur with pain and a large mass of the femur underwent a radical resection of the femur and a replacement with a MOST prosthetic reconstruction. The MOST Options® System provides modular knee and hip options for severe bone loss, trauma and revision surgery. In this case, the MOST prosthetic involves knee and tibia replacements. A portion of the tibia was removed, a bone plug was placed in the canal and a #1 tibia cemented in place. How should this procedure be coded? ...

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