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Mark A. Wolgin, MD, Orthopaedic Surgeon

Specialist (Fellowship Trained) in Spinal and Foot/Ankle Surgery, Albany, GA, Office Phone 229-883-4707

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This information listed to assist Dr. W. with coding procedures

 

Arthroscopy (29800-29999)

 

Surgical endoscopy/arthroscopy always includes a diagnostic endoscopy/arthroscopy.

When arthroscopy is performed in conjunction with arthrotomy, add modifier '-51'.

29805 Arthroscopy, shoulder, diagnostic, with or without synovial biopsy (separate procedure)
29806 Arthroscopy, shoulder, surgical; capsulorrhaphy
(For open procedure, see 23450-23466)
(To report thermal capsulorrhaphy, use 29999)
29807 Arthroscopy, shoulder, surgical; repair of slap lesion
29819 Arthroscopy, shoulder, surgical; with removal of loose body or foreign body
(For open procedure, see 23040-23044, 23107)
29820 Arthroscopy, shoulder, surgical; synovectomy, partial
(For open procedure, see 23105)
29821 Arthroscopy, shoulder, surgical; synovectomy, complete
(For open procedure, see 23105)
29822 Arthroscopy, shoulder, surgical; debridement, limited
(For open procedure, see specific open shoulder procedure performed)
29823 Arthroscopy, shoulder, surgical; debridement, extensive
(For open procedure, see specific open shoulder procedure performed)
29824 Arthroscopy, shoulder, surgical; distal claviculectomy including distal articular surface (Mumford procedure)
(For open procedure, use 23120)
29825 Arthroscopy, shoulder, surgical; with lysis and resection of adhesions, with or without manipulation
(For open procedure, see specific open shoulder procedure performed)
29826 Arthroscopy, shoulder, surgical; decompression of subacromial space with partial acromioplasty, with or without coracoacromial release
(For open procedure, use 23130 or 23415)
29827 Arthroscopy, shoulder, surgical; with rotator cuff repair
(For open or mini-open rotator cuff repair, use 23412)
(When arthroscopic subacromial decompression is performed at the same setting, use 29826 and append modifier '-51')
(When arthroscopic distal clavicle resection is performed at the same setting, use 29824 and append modifier '-51')

29830 Arthroscopy, elbow, diagnostic, with or without synovial biopsy (separate procedure)
29834 Arthroscopy, elbow, surgical; with removal of loose body or foreign body
29835 Arthroscopy, elbow, surgical; synovectomy, partial
29836 Arthroscopy, elbow, surgical; synovectomy, complete
29837 Arthroscopy, elbow, surgical; debridement, limited
29838 Arthroscopy, elbow, surgical; debridement, extensive

29840 Arthroscopy, wrist, diagnostic, with or without synovial biopsy (separate procedure)
29843 Arthroscopy, wrist, surgical; for infection, lavage and drainage
29844 Arthroscopy, wrist, surgical; synovectomy, partial
29845 Arthroscopy, wrist, surgical; synovectomy, complete
29846 Arthroscopy, wrist, surgical; excision and/or repair of triangular fibrocartilage and/or joint debridement
29847 Arthroscopy, wrist, surgical; internal fixation for fracture or instability
29848 Endoscopy, wrist, surgical, with release of transverse carpal ligament
(For open procedure, see 64721)

29850 Arthroscopically aided treatment of intercondylar spine(s) and/or tuberosity fracture(s) of the knee, with or without manipulation; without internal or external fixation (includes arthroscopy)
29851 Arthroscopically aided treatment of intercondylar spine(s) and/or tuberosity fracture(s) of the knee, with or without manipulation; with internal or external fixation (includes arthroscopy)
(For bone graft, use 20900, 20902)

29855 Arthroscopically aided treatment of tibial fracture, proximal (plateau); unicondylar, with or without internal or external fixation (includes arthroscopy)
29856Arthroscopically aided treatment of tibial fracture, proximal (plateau); bicondylar, with or without internal or external fixation (includes arthroscopy)
(For bone graft, use 20900, 20902)

29860 Arthroscopy, hip, diagnostic with or without synovial biopsy (separate procedure)
29861 Arthroscopy, hip, surgical; with removal of loose body or foreign body
29862 Arthroscopy, hip, surgical; with debridement/shaving of articular cartilage (chondroplasty), abrasion arthroplasty, and/or resection of labrum
29863 Arthroscopy, hip, surgical; with synovectomy

29870 Arthroscopy, knee, diagnostic, with or without synovial biopsy (separate procedure)
(For surgical arthroscopy of the knee with implantation of osteochondral graft for treatment of articular surface defect, see Category III codes 0012T, 0013T)
(For meniscal transplantation, medial or lateral, knee, use Category III code 0014T)
29871 Arthroscopy, knee, surgical; for infection, lavage and drainage
29873 Arthroscopy, knee, surgical; with lateral release
(For open lateral release, use 27425)
29874 Arthroscopy, knee, surgical; for removal of loose body or foreign body (eg, osteochondritis dissecans fragmentation, chondral fragmentation)
29875 Arthroscopy, knee, surgical; synovectomy, limited (eg, plica or shelf resection) (separate procedure)
29876 Arthroscopy, knee, surgical; synovectomy, major, two or more compartments (eg, medial or lateral)
29877 Arthroscopy, knee, surgical; debridement/shaving of articular cartilage (chondroplasty)
29879 Arthroscopy, knee, surgical; abrasion arthroplasty (includes chondroplasty where necessary) or multiple drilling or microfracture
29880 Arthroscopy, knee, surgical; with meniscectomy (medial AND lateral, including any meniscal shaving)
29881 Arthroscopy, knee, surgical; with meniscectomy (medial OR lateral, including any meniscal shaving)
29882  Arthroscopy, knee, surgical; with meniscus repair (medial OR lateral)
29883 Arthroscopy, knee, surgical; with meniscus repair (medial AND lateral)
29884 Arthroscopy, knee, surgical; with lysis of adhesions, with or without manipulation (separate procedure)

29885 Arthroscopy, knee, surgical; drilling for osteochondritis dissecans with bone grafting, with or without internal fixation (including debridement of base of lesion)

29886 Arthroscopy, knee, surgical; drilling for intact osteochondritis dissecans lesion
29887 Arthroscopy, knee, surgical; drilling for intact osteochondritis dissecans lesion with internal fixation
29888 Arthroscopically aided anterior cruciate ligament repair/augmentation or reconstruction
29889 Arthroscopically aided posterior cruciate ligament repair/augmentation or reconstruction

29891 Arthroscopy, ankle, surgical; excision of osteochondral defect of talus and/or tibia, including drilling of the defect
29892 Arthroscopically aided repair of large osteochondritis dissecans lesion, talar dome fracture, or tibial plafond fracture, with or without internal fixation (includes arthroscopy)

29893 Endoscopic plantar fasciotomy

29894 Arthroscopy, ankle (tibiotalar and fibulotalar joints), surgical; with removal of loose body or foreign body
29895 Arthroscopy, ankle (tibiotalar and fibulotalar joints), surgical; synovectomy, partial
29897 Arthroscopy, ankle (tibiotalar and fibulotalar joints), surgical; debridement, limited
29898 Arthroscopy, ankle (tibiotalar and fibulotalar joints), surgical; debridement, extensive
29899 Arthroscopy, ankle (tibiotalar and fibulotalar joints), surgical; with ankle arthrodesis
(For open ankle arthrodesis, use 27870)

29900 Arthroscopy, metacarpophalangeal joint, diagnostic, includes synovial biopsy
(Do not report 29900 with 29901, 29902)
29901 Arthroscopy, metacarpophalangeal joint, surgical; with debridement
29902 Arthroscopy, metacarpophalangeal joint, surgical; with reduction of displaced ulnar collateral ligament (eg, Stenar lesion)
29904 Arthroscopy, subtalar joint, removal loose or foreign body

29906 Arthroscopy, subtalar joint, surgical with debridement

29907 Arthroscopy, subtalar joint, surgical, with subtalar arthrodesis

(29909 has been deleted. To report, use 29999)


29999 Unlisted procedure, arthroscopy