Can you tackle an op note like this one we got our hands on? Relax. We help you break it down into 3 steps.
Although you may be accustomed to TKR op notes, an unusual case might send you into a panic. Take a deep breath, and we’ll have you breezing through the challenges that atypical TKR op notes present, like coding for a necrotic bone graft from a prior fixation.
First, Read the Op Note
Review the op report and code the procedure on your own. Then check out our expert advice below.
Preoperative diagnosis: Status post severe bicondylar proximal tibia fracture, and post open reduction internal fixation with bone grafting (failed).
Procedure overview: The surgeon scheduled a patient for hardware removal (from a tibia fracture), as well as a total knee replacement. When he opened the patient, he found it necessary to perform major deep hardware removal, tibial tubercle reconstruction, trabecular metal coil insertion,...
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