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word used interchangeably with reduction to mean the attempted restoration of a fracture or joint dislocation to its normal anatomic position
the application of pins, wires, screws, and so on to immobilize; these can be placed externally or internally
application of force to a limb with the used of a pin, screw, wire, or clamp attached to the bone
tissues (fascia, connective tissue, muscle, etc..)surrounding organs and other structures
What is a uniplane fixation device?
Device that has 2 or more pins inserted above a fracture & 2 or more pins below a fracture on only 1 surface & is used to stabilize the fracture
What is the name of the graft that is taken from the lower thigh area where the fascia is the thickest?
Fascia lata graft
What type of stimulation often is used to promote healing of a slow healing fracture?
Electrical or ultrasound
What is fast becoming the surgical method of choice for many musculoskeletal procedures today?
What is the term that describes the use of tape applied to the body to provide support or limit motion?
Do you bill for the removal of a cast that your physician applied?
No-removal is part of cast service
What 2 words describe when elastic wrap or take is fastened to the skin or wrapped around a limb and weights are then attached to the wraps or tape?
What is the primary difference between the excision codes found in the musculoskeletal system subsection and the excision codes found in the integumentary system subsection?
Musculoskeletal applies to muscle and Integumentary applies to skin & subcutaneous tissue. The primary difference is extent.
manipulation or reduction
mean the attempted restoration of a fracture or joint dislocation to its normal anatomic position
elastic wrap or tape is fastened to the skin or wrapped around a limb and weights are attached to wraps of tape
code used when abscess is associated with soft tissue and possibly down to the bone that underlies the abscess area
keller type procedure
in which a wire is inserted through the bone of a toe to hold bones in correct alignment
instrumentation is attached of a fixated device at each end of area being repaired, at least on other attachement in spinal area being fixed
are terms that reflectd the tchnologic advances made in medicine and are incorpated into the CPT manual
punctuation mark between codes in the index of the CPT mannual indicate two codes are available
punctuation mark between codes in the index of the CPT mannual indicating 2 codes are available
Largest to smallest division of the CPT
category is the largest
section is the second category
subsection is the third category
subheading is the smallest division
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