AMA CPT® Assistant - 1999 Issue 1 (January)

Burn Surgery (January 1999)

January 1999 pages 4-7 Coding Communication Burn Surgery Coding Changes Table Webster's Ninth New Collegiate Dictionary defines aesthetics as: "A branch of philosophy dealing with the nature of beauty, art, taste, and with the creation and appreciation of beauty." This identifies a very important component of burn surgery. Burn surgery has always been a very precise and meticulous science that requires not only extensive knowledge of the anatomy, but also a keen aesthetic viewpoint, since the burn surgeon performs the corrections not only to mimic the structure and function of the destroyed tissue, but also to minimize any...

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