AMA CPT® Assistant - 1998 Issue 12 (December)
Musculosceletal System Repair, Revision and/or Reconstruction, 26356 (Q&A) (December 1998)
December 1998 page 9b Coding Consultation Musculosceletal System Repair, Revision and/or Reconstruction, 26356 (Q&A) Question When repairing a traumatic open injury to the flexor tendon of the hand in "no man's land," if the wound must be extended in order to complete the repair of the tendon, is it appropriate to report the closure of the wound in addition to the tendon repair code. AMA Comment The appropriate code for the repair of the traumatic open injury to the flexor tendon is reported as 26356, Flexor tendon repair or advancement, single, in "no man's land"; primary, each...
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