AMA CPT® Assistant - 2001 Issue 8 (August)

Arthroscopic Knee Procedures (August 2001)

August 2001 pages 5-7 Coding Communication Arthroscopic Knee Procedures The 29871-29887 series of codes in the CPT book are used to report surgical arthroscopic knee procedures. Before we discuss the various arthroscopic knee procedure codes, let's briefly review the basic anatomy of the knee. Knee Anatomy The knee joint is the largest joint of the body and it constitutes one of the most complex structures in the human body. The knee joint is easily susceptible to injury due to its anatomy, however, great strength and stability is provided by its attached ligaments, tendons and muscles. The main parts of...

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