AMA CPT® Assistant - 2001 Issue 8 (August)

Learning by Example: CPT Code 29889 (August 2001)

August 2001 pages 8-9 Clinical Example Learning by Example: CPT Code 29889 In our continuing series of clinical examples, this month we provide a clinical description of code 29889, Arthroscopically aided posterior cruciate ligament repair/augmentation or reconstruction. Remember, this describes only the typical case. You should review all available information before choosing the appropriate CPT code(s) for your specific case. The Case Typical patient: A 21-year-old skier tore the posterior cruciate ligament, requiring arthroscopically aided ligament reconstruction. Preoperative work: Includes obtaining and reviewing pre-procedural imaging and laboratory studies; consulting with the referring physician, if necessary, and other health care...

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