AMA CPT® Assistant - 1993 Issue 3 (March)

Percutaneous Skeletal Fixation and External Fixation/Fixator in Orthopaedic Trauma (Fall 1993)

Fall 1993 pages 21-24 Coding Commentary Percutaneous Skeletal Fixation and External Fixation/Fixator in Orthopaedic Trauma When the musculoskeletal system section of CPT was revised in 1993, focus was placed on the type of treatment being employed for a particular condition, not on what type of fracture was being treated. The three types of treatment (closed treatment, open treatment, percutaneous skeletal fixation) are described on pages 120, 121, of CPT 1993. The purpose of this article is to provide additional information on percutaneous skeletal fixation as well as how to use the CPT codes related to external fixation. A glossary...

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