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Total knee replacement (arthroplasty) for the treatment of severe osteoarthritis.
Assign the appropriate CPT® procedure code for the following case scenario.
Jackie had been complaining of pain in her knee for several months. The orthopedist suspected a torn medial and lateral meniscus and ordered a diagnostic arthroscopy. During the diagnostic arthroscopy it was found that Jackie had a torn medial and lateral meniscus. The physician repaired both these during the same operative session through the scope.
Hint: Arthroscopy, surgical, knee
Open treatment of a hip fracture of proximal neck with prosthetic femoral hip replacement.
Hint: Fracture, femur, neck, open treatment
Surgical arthroscopy of the shoulder, rotator cuff repair.
Hint: Arthroscopy, surgical, shoulder
Assign the appropriate CPT® procedure code and applicable modifier(s) for the following case scenario.
Steven was able to make an appointment with the orthopedist within a few hours of being seen in the ED for a splint to his left wrist after a fall. The orthopedist reviewed the x-rays from the emergency room and agreed with emergency room physician that the distal radius was fractured. A short-arm fiberglass cast was applied, and the fracture was expected to heal in 6-8 weeks. Report only the closed treatment of this fracture, not the x-ray, Emergency Department visit, nor the cast applied.
25600-LT,25600 - LT
Hint: Radius, fracture, closed treatment. Modifier -LT indicates treatment performed on the left side of the body.
Scar revision of amputation site lower right arm (ulna and radius). Include the appropriate modifier
25907-RT,25907 - RT
Hint: Amputation, arm, lower, revision
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