AMA CPT® Assistant - 2010 Issue 5 (May)

Surgery: Musculoskeletal System (Q&A) (May 2010)

May 2010 page 9 Surgery: Musculoskeletal System (Q&A) Question: Would it be appropriate to separately report the Pegasus allograft in the foot and ankle for tendon lengthening in a bunion repair? Answer: No. The OrthADAPT™ Bioimplant by Pegasus Biologics, Inc is a xenograft tissue scaffold derived from equine pericardium. It provides an acellular, highly organized collagen scaffold allowing for ingrowth and remodeling of normal tendon or ligamentous tissue. It functions to provide augmentation to healing and is not a substitute for tendon lengthening. In the foot and ankle, allografts are not reported separately. The tendon lengthening is included...

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