Med 123. Chapter 4.3 Musculoskeletal System Codes 2000-2999. Surgical procedures on bones, tendons, muscles and soft tissues. Also included is casting and strapping. Procedures are listed from head to feet, subheadings for the type of procedure. Subsections include: Incision excision
Always double-check the subheading to make sure the code is from the same anatomical site.
20220 or 20225
When the terms reduce or reduction are present in the record to describe the treatment of a fracture a code description of manipulation should be used.
Arthrodesis (fusion) can be coded separately from other definitive procedures
Diagnostic arthroscopy (viewing joint by scope) is included in surgical arthroscopy.