AHA Coding Clinic® for ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS - 2021 Issue 1; Ask the Editor
Revision of Ankle Arthroplasty with Placement of Tibial Insert
A patient presented with an infected right total ankle replacement. At surgery, the components of the previous total ankle replacement were exposed. The tibial polyethylene was disengaged from the tibial insert and removed. A new polyethylene insert was then press-fit into the tibial component. Is the replacement of the tibial polyethylene insert considered a liner or part of the tibial surface of the ankle arthroplasty? ...
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