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Orthopedic Common Codes

CPT Code

Defined Ctgy Description

23900

Interthoracoscapular amputation (forequarter)

23920

Disarticulation of shoulder;

23921

Disarticulation of shoulder; secondary closure or scar revision

Shoulder  –  Amputation

CPT Code

Defined Ctgy Description

23800

Arthrodesis, glenohumeral joint;

23802

Arthrodesis, glenohumeral joint; with autogenous graft (includes obtaining graft)

Shoulder  –  Arthrodesis

CPT Code

Defined Ctgy Description

29805

SARTHRO

Arthroscopy, shoulder, diagnostic, with or without synovial biopsy (separate 
procedure)

29806

SARTHRO

Arthroscopy, shoulder, surgical; capsulorrhaphy

29807

SARTHRO

Arthroscopy, shoulder, surgical; repair of SLAP lesion

29819

SARTHRO

Arthroscopy, shoulder, surgical; with removal of loose body or foreign body

29820

SARTHRO

Arthroscopy, shoulder, surgical; synovectomy, partial

29821

SARTHRO

Arthroscopy, shoulder, surgical; synovectomy, complete

29822

SARTHRO

Arthroscopy, shoulder, surgical; debridement, limited

29823

SARTHRO

Arthroscopy, shoulder, surgical; debridement, extensive

29824

SARTHRO

Arthroscopy, shoulder, surgical; distal claviculectomy including distal articular surface 
(Mumford procedure)

29825

SARTHRO

Arthroscopy, shoulder, surgical; with lysis and resection of adhesions, with or without 
manipulation

29826

SARTHRO

Arthroscopy, shoulder, surgical; decompression of subacromial space with partial 
acromioplasty, with coracoacromial ligament (ie, arch) release, when performed (List 
separately in addition to code for primary procedure)

29827

SARTHRO

Arthroscopy, shoulder, surgical; with rotator cuff repair

29828

SARTHRO

Arthroscopy, shoulder, surgical; biceps tenodesis

Shoulder  –  Arthroscopy

CPT Code

Defined Ctgy Description

23065

Biopsy, soft tissue of shoulder area; superficial

23066

Biopsy, soft tissue of shoulder area; deep

23071

Excision, tumor, soft tissue of shoulder area, subcutaneous; 3 cm or greater

23073

Excision, tumor, soft tissue of shoulder area, subfascial (eg, intramuscular); 5 cm or 
greater

23075

Excision, tumor, soft tissue of shoulder area, subcutaneous; less than 3 cm

23076

Excision, tumor, soft tissue of shoulder area, subfascial (eg, intramuscular); less than 
5 cm

Shoulder  –  Excision

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For All CPTs in All Areas and All Types

23077

Radical resection of tumor (eg, sarcoma), soft tissue of shoulder area; less than 5 cm

23078

Radical resection of tumor (eg, sarcoma), soft tissue of shoulder area; 5 cm or greater

23100

Arthrotomy, glenohumeral joint, including biopsy

23101

Arthrotomy, acromioclavicular joint or sternoclavicular joint, including biopsy and/or 
excision of torn cartilage

23105

Arthrotomy; glenohumeral joint, with synovectomy, with or without biopsy

23106

Arthrotomy; sternoclavicular joint, with synovectomy, with or without biopsy

23107

Arthrotomy, glenohumeral joint, with joint exploration, with or without removal of loose 
or foreign body

23120

Claviculectomy; partial

23125

Claviculectomy; total

23130

Acromioplasty or acromionectomy, partial, with or without coracoacromial ligament 
release

23140

Excision or curettage of bone cyst or benign tumor of clavicle or scapula;

23145

Excision or curettage of bone cyst or benign tumor of clavicle or scapula; with 
autograft (includes obtaining graft)

23146

Excision or curettage of bone cyst or benign tumor of clavicle or scapula; with allograft

23150

Excision or curettage of bone cyst or benign tumor of proximal humerus;

23155

Excision or curettage of bone cyst or benign tumor of proximal humerus; with 
autograft (includes obtaining graft)

23156

Excision or curettage of bone cyst or benign tumor of proximal humerus; with allograft

23170

Sequestrectomy (eg, for osteomyelitis or bone abscess), clavicle

23172

Sequestrectomy (eg, for osteomyelitis or bone abscess), scapula

23174

Sequestrectomy (eg, for osteomyelitis or bone abscess), humeral head to surgical 
neck

23180

Partial excision (craterization, saucerization, or diaphysectomy) bone (eg, 
osteomyelitis), clavicle

23182

Partial excision (craterization, saucerization, or diaphysectomy) bone (eg, 
osteomyelitis), scapula

23184

Partial excision (craterization, saucerization, or diaphysectomy) bone (eg, 
osteomyelitis), proximal humerus

23190

Ostectomy of scapula, partial (eg, superior medial angle)

23195

Resection, humeral head

23200

Radical resection of tumor; clavicle

23210

Radical resection of tumor; scapula

23220

Radical resection of tumor, proximal humerus

CPT Code

Defined Ctgy Description

23500

Closed treatment of clavicular fracture; without manipulation

23515

Open treatment of clavicular fracture, includes internal fixation, when performed

23520

Closed treatment of sternoclavicular dislocation; without manipulation

23530

Open treatment of sternoclavicular dislocation, acute or chronic;

23532

Open treatment of sternoclavicular dislocation, acute or chronic; with fascial graft 
(includes obtaining graft)

23540

Closed treatment of acromioclavicular dislocation; without manipulation

23550

Open treatment of acromioclavicular dislocation, acute or chronic;

Shoulder  –  Fracture and/or Dislocation

23552

Open treatment of acromioclavicular dislocation, acute or chronic; with fascial graft 
(includes obtaining graft)

23570

Closed treatment of scapular fracture; without manipulation

23585

Open treatment of scapular fracture (body, glenoid or acromion) includes internal 
fixation, when performed

23600

Closed treatment of proximal humeral (surgical or anatomical neck) fracture; without 
manipulation

23615

Open treatment of proximal humeral (surgical or anatomical neck) fracture, includes 
internal fixation, when performed, includes repair of tuberosity(s), when performed;

23616

Open treatment of proximal humeral (surgical or anatomical neck) fracture, includes 
internal fixation, when performed, includes repair of tuberosity(s), when performed; 
with proximal humeral prosthetic replacement

23620

Closed treatment of greater humeral tuberosity fracture; without manipulation

23630

Open treatment of greater humeral tuberosity fracture, includes internal fixation, when 
performed

23660

Open treatment of acute shoulder dislocation

23670

Open treatment of shoulder dislocation, with fracture of greater humeral tuberosity, 
includes internal fixation, when performed

23680

Open treatment of shoulder dislocation, with surgical or anatomical neck fracture, 
includes internal fixation, when performed

CPT Code

Defined Ctgy Description

23000

Removal of subdeltoid calcareous deposits, open

23020

Capsular contracture release (eg, Sever type procedure)

23030

Incision and drainage, shoulder area; deep abscess or hematoma

23031

Incision and drainage, shoulder area; infected bursa

23035

Incision, bone cortex (eg, osteomyelitis or bone abscess), shoulder area

23040

Arthrotomy, glenohumeral joint, including exploration, drainage, or removal of foreign 
body

23044

Arthrotomy, acromioclavicular, sternoclavicular joint, including exploration, drainage, 
or removal of foreign body

Shoulder  –  Incision

CPT Code

Defined Ctgy Description

23330

Removal of foreign body, shoulder; subcutaneous

23333

Removal of foreign body, shoulder; deep (subfascial or intramuscular)

23334

Removal of prosthesis, includes debridement and synovectomy when performed; 
humeral or glenoid component

23335

Removal of prosthesis, includes debridement and synovectomy when performed; 
humeral and glenoid components (eg, total shoulder)

23350

Injection procedure for shoulder arthrography or enhanced CT/MRI shoulder 
arthrography

Shoulder  –  Intro or Removal

CPT Code

Defined Ctgy Description

23505

Closed treatment of clavicular fracture; with manipulation

23525

Closed treatment of sternoclavicular dislocation; with manipulation

23545

Closed treatment of acromioclavicular dislocation; with manipulation

Shoulder  –  Manipulation

23575

Closed treatment of scapular fracture; with manipulation, with or without skeletal 
traction (with or without shoulder joint involvement)

23605

Closed treatment of proximal humeral (surgical or anatomical neck) fracture; with 
manipulation, with or without skeletal traction

23625

Closed treatment of greater humeral tuberosity fracture; with manipulation

23650

Closed treatment of shoulder dislocation, with manipulation; without anesthesia

23655

Closed treatment of shoulder dislocation, with manipulation; requiring anesthesia

23665

Closed treatment of shoulder dislocation, with fracture of greater humeral tuberosity, 
with manipulation

23675

Closed treatment of shoulder dislocation, with surgical or anatomical neck fracture, 
with manipulation

23700

Manipulation under anesthesia, shoulder joint, including application of fixation 
apparatus (dislocation excluded)

CPT Code

Defined Ctgy Description

23929

Unlisted procedure, shoulder

Shoulder  –  Other

CPT Code

Defined Ctgy Description

23395

Muscle transfer, any type, shoulder or upper arm; single

23397

Muscle transfer, any type, shoulder or upper arm; multiple

23400

Scapulopexy (eg, Sprengels deformity or for paralysis)

23405

Tenotomy, shoulder area; single tendon

23406

Tenotomy, shoulder area; multiple tendons through same incision

23410

Repair of ruptured musculotendinous cuff (eg, rotator cuff) open; acute

23412

Repair of ruptured musculotendinous cuff (eg, rotator cuff) open; chronic

23415

Coracoacromial ligament release, with or without acromioplasty

23420

Reconstruction of complete shoulder (rotator) cuff avulsion, chronic (includes 
acromioplasty)

23430

Tenodesis of long tendon of biceps

23440

Resection or transplantation of long tendon of biceps

23450

Capsulorrhaphy, anterior; Putti-Platt procedure or Magnuson type operation

23455

Capsulorrhaphy, anterior; with labral repair (eg, Bankart procedure)

23460

Capsulorrhaphy, anterior, any type; with bone block

23462

Capsulorrhaphy, anterior, any type; with coracoid process transfer

23465

Capsulorrhaphy, glenohumeral joint, posterior, with or without bone block

23466

Capsulorrhaphy, glenohumeral joint, any type multi-directional instability

23470

Arthroplasty, glenohumeral joint; hemiarthroplasty

23472

Arthroplasty, glenohumeral joint; total shoulder (glenoid and proximal humeral 
replacement (eg, total shoulder))

23473

Revision of total shoulder arthroplasty, including allograft when performed; humeral or 
glenoid component

23474

Revision of total shoulder arthroplasty, including allograft when performed; humeral 
and glenoid component

23480

Osteotomy, clavicle, with or without internal fixation;

Shoulder  –  Repair/Revision/Reconstruction

23485

Osteotomy, clavicle, with or without internal fixation; with bone graft for nonunion or 
malunion (includes obtaining graft and/or necessary fixation)

23490

Prophylactic treatment (nailing, pinning, plating or wiring) with or without 
methylmethacrylate; clavicle

23491

Prophylactic treatment (nailing, pinning, plating or wiring) with or without 
methylmethacrylate; proximal humerus

CPT Code

Defined Ctgy Description

24900

Amputation, arm through humerus; with primary closure

24920

Amputation, arm through humerus; open, circular (guillotine)

24925

Amputation, arm through humerus; secondary closure or scar revision

24930

Amputation, arm through humerus; re-amputation

24931

Amputation, arm through humerus; with implant

24935

Stump elongation, upper extremity

24940

Cineplasty, upper extremity, complete procedure

Humerus/Elbow  –  Amputation

CPT Code

Defined Ctgy Description

24800

Arthrodesis, elbow joint; local

24802

Arthrodesis, elbow joint; with autogenous graft (includes obtaining graft)

Humerus/Elbow  –  Arthrodesis

CPT Code

Defined Ctgy Description

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

Humerus/Elbow  –  Arthroscopy

CPT Code

Defined Ctgy Description

24065

Biopsy, soft tissue of upper arm or elbow area; superficial

24066

Biopsy, soft tissue of upper arm or elbow area; deep (subfascial or intramuscular)

24071

Excision, tumor, soft tissue of upper arm or elbow area, subcutaneous; 3 cm or 
greater

24073

Excision, tumor, soft tissue of upper arm or elbow area, subfascial (eg, intramuscular); 
5 cm or greater

24075

Excision, tumor, soft tissue of upper arm or elbow area, subcutaneous; less than 3 cm

24076

Excision, tumor, soft tissue of upper arm or elbow area, subfascial (eg, intramuscular); 
less than 5 cm

24077

Radical resection of tumor (eg, sarcoma), soft tissue of upper arm or elbow area; less 
than 5 cm

24079

Radical resection of tumor (eg, sarcoma), soft tissue of upper arm or elbow area; 5 
cm or greater

24100

Arthrotomy, elbow; with synovial biopsy only

Humerus/Elbow  –  Excision

24101

Arthrotomy, elbow; with joint exploration, with or without biopsy, with or without 
removal of loose or foreign body

24102

Arthrotomy, elbow; with synovectomy

24105

Excision, olecranon bursa

24110

Excision or curettage of bone cyst or benign tumor, humerus;

24115

Excision or curettage of bone cyst or benign tumor, humerus; with autograft (includes 
obtaining graft)

24116

Excision or curettage of bone cyst or benign tumor, humerus; with allograft

24120

Excision or curettage of bone cyst or benign tumor of head or neck of radius or 
olecranon process;

24125

Excision or curettage of bone cyst or benign tumor of head or neck of radius or 
olecranon process; with autograft (includes obtaining graft)

24126

Excision or curettage of bone cyst or benign tumor of head or neck of radius or 
olecranon process; with allograft

24130

Excision, radial head

24134

Sequestrectomy (eg, for osteomyelitis or bone abscess), shaft or distal humerus

24136

Sequestrectomy (eg, for osteomyelitis or bone abscess), radial head or neck

24138

Sequestrectomy (eg, for osteomyelitis or bone abscess), olecranon process

24140

Partial excision (craterization, saucerization, or diaphysectomy) bone (eg, 
osteomyelitis), humerus

24145

Partial excision (craterization, saucerization, or diaphysectomy) bone (eg, 
osteomyelitis), radial head or neck

24147

Partial excision (craterization, saucerization, or diaphysectomy) bone (eg, 
osteomyelitis), olecranon process

24149

Radical resection of capsule, soft tissue, and heterotopic bone, elbow, with 
contracture release (separate procedure)

24150

Radical resection of tumor, shaft or distal humerus

24152

Radical resection of tumor, radial head or neck

24155

Resection of elbow joint (arthrectomy)

CPT Code

Defined Ctgy Description

24500

Closed treatment of humeral shaft fracture; without manipulation

24515

Open treatment of humeral shaft fracture with plate/screws, with or without cerclage

24516

Treatment of humeral shaft fracture, with insertion of intramedullary implant, with or 
without cerclage and/or locking screws

24530

Closed treatment of supracondylar or transcondylar humeral fracture, with or without 
intercondylar extension; without manipulation

24538

HUM

Percutaneous skeletal fixation of supracondylar or transcondylar humeral fracture, 
with or without intercondylar extension

24545

Open treatment of humeral supracondylar or transcondylar fracture, includes internal 
fixation, when performed; without intercondylar extension

24546

Open treatment of humeral supracondylar or transcondylar fracture, includes internal 
fixation, when performed; with intercondylar extension

24560

Closed treatment of humeral epicondylar fracture, medial or lateral; without 
manipulation

24566

HUM

Percutaneous skeletal fixation of humeral epicondylar fracture, medial or lateral, with 
manipulation

24575

Open treatment of humeral epicondylar fracture, medial or lateral, includes internal 
fixation, when performed

24576

Closed treatment of humeral condylar fracture, medial or lateral; without manipulation

Humerus/Elbow  –  Fracture and/or Dislocation

24579

Open treatment of humeral condylar fracture, medial or lateral, includes internal 
fixation, when performed

24582

HUM

Percutaneous skeletal fixation of humeral condylar fracture, medial or lateral, with 
manipulation

24586

Open treatment of periarticular fracture and/or dislocation of the elbow (fracture distal 
humerus and proximal ulna and/or proximal radius);

24587

Open treatment of periarticular fracture and/or dislocation of the elbow (fracture distal 
humerus and proximal ulna and/or proximal radius); with implant arthroplasty

24615

Open treatment of acute or chronic elbow dislocation

24635

Open treatment of Monteggia type of fracture dislocation at elbow (fracture proximal 
end of ulna with dislocation of radial head), includes internal fixation, when performed

24650

Closed treatment of radial head or neck fracture; without manipulation

24665

Open treatment of radial head or neck fracture, includes internal fixation or radial 
head excision, when performed;

24666

Open treatment of radial head or neck fracture, includes internal fixation or radial 
head excision, when performed; with radial head prosthetic replacement

24670

Closed treatment of ulnar fracture, proximal end (eg, olecranon or coronoid process
[es]); without manipulation

24685

Open treatment of ulnar fracture, proximal end (eg, olecranon or coronoid process
[es]), includes internal fixation, when performed

CPT Code

Defined Ctgy Description

23930

Incision and drainage, upper arm or elbow area; deep abscess or hematoma

23931

Incision and drainage, upper arm or elbow area; bursa

23935

Incision, deep, with opening of bone cortex (eg, for osteomyelitis or bone abscess), 
humerus or elbow

24000

Arthrotomy, elbow, including exploration, drainage, or removal of foreign body

24006

Arthrotomy of the elbow, with capsular excision for capsular release (separate 
procedure)

Humerus/Elbow  –  Incision

CPT Code

Defined Ctgy Description

24160

Removal of prosthesis, includes debridement and synovectomy when performed; 
humeral and ulnar components

24164

Removal of prosthesis, includes debridement and synovectomy when performed; 
radial head

24200

Removal of foreign body, upper arm or elbow area; subcutaneous

24201

Removal of foreign body, upper arm or elbow area; deep (subfascial or intramuscular)

24220

Injection procedure for elbow arthrography

Humerus/Elbow  –  Intro or Removal

CPT Code

Defined Ctgy Description

24505

Closed treatment of humeral shaft fracture; with manipulation, with or without skeletal 
traction

24535

Closed treatment of supracondylar or transcondylar humeral fracture, with or without 
intercondylar extension; with manipulation, with or without skin or skeletal traction

24565

Closed treatment of humeral epicondylar fracture, medial or lateral; with manipulation

24577

Closed treatment of humeral condylar fracture, medial or lateral; with manipulation

24600

Treatment of closed elbow dislocation; without anesthesia

Humerus/Elbow  –  Manipulation

24605

Treatment of closed elbow dislocation; requiring anesthesia

24620

Closed treatment of Monteggia type of fracture dislocation at elbow (fracture proximal 
end of ulna with dislocation of radial head), with manipulation

24640

Closed treatment of radial head subluxation in child, nursemaid elbow, with 
manipulation

24655

Closed treatment of radial head or neck fracture; with manipulation

24675

Closed treatment of ulnar fracture, proximal end (eg, olecranon or coronoid process
[es]); with manipulation

CPT Code

Defined Ctgy Description

24999

Unlisted procedure, humerus or elbow

Humerus/Elbow  –  Other

CPT Code

Defined Ctgy Description

20696

Application of multiplane (pins or wires in more than 1 plane), unilateral, external 
fixation with stereotactic computer-assisted adjustment (eg, spatial frame), including 
imaging; initial and subsequent alignment(s), assessment(s), and computation(s) of 
adjustment schedule(s)

20697

Application of multiplane (pins or wires in more than 1 plane), unilateral, external 
fixation with stereotactic computer-assisted adjustment (eg, spatial frame), including 
imaging; exchange (ie, removal and replacement) of strut, each

24300

Manipulation, elbow, under anesthesia

24301

Muscle or tendon transfer, any type, upper arm or elbow, single (excluding 24320-
24331)

24305

Tendon lengthening, upper arm or elbow, each tendon

24310

Tenotomy, open, elbow to shoulder, each tendon

24320

Tenoplasty, with muscle transfer, with or without free graft, elbow to shoulder, single 
(Seddon-Brookes type procedure)

24330

Flexor-plasty, elbow (eg, Steindler type advancement);

24331

Flexor-plasty, elbow (eg, Steindler type advancement); with extensor advancement

24332

Tenolysis, triceps

24340

Tenodesis of biceps tendon at elbow (separate procedure)

24341

Repair, tendon or muscle, upper arm or elbow, each tendon or muscle, primary or 
secondary (excludes rotator cuff)

24342

Reinsertion of ruptured biceps or triceps tendon, distal, with or without tendon graft

24343

Repair lateral collateral ligament, elbow, with local tissue

24344

Reconstruction lateral collateral ligament, elbow, with tendon graft (includes 
harvesting of graft)

24345

Repair medial collateral ligament, elbow, with local tissue

24346

Reconstruction medial collateral ligament, elbow, with tendon graft (includes 
harvesting of graft)

24357

Tenotomy, elbow, lateral or medial (eg, epicondylitis, tennis elbow, golfer’s elbow); 
percutaneous

24358

Tenotomy, elbow, lateral or medial (eg, epicondylitis, tennis elbow, golfer’s elbow); 
debridement, soft tissue and/or bone, open

24359

Tenotomy, elbow, lateral or medial (eg, epicondylitis, tennis elbow, golfer’s elbow); 
debridement, soft tissue and/or bone, open with tendon repair or reattachment

24360

Arthroplasty, elbow; with membrane (eg, fascial)

24361

Arthroplasty, elbow; with distal humeral prosthetic replacement

Humerus/Elbow  –  Repair/Revision/Reconstruction

24362

Arthroplasty, elbow; with implant and fascia lata ligament reconstruction

24363

Arthroplasty, elbow; with distal humerus and proximal ulnar prosthetic replacement 
(eg, total elbow)

24365

Arthroplasty, radial head;

24366

Arthroplasty, radial head; with implant

24370

Revision of total elbow arthroplasty, including allograft when performed; humeral or 
ulnar component

24371

Revision of total elbow arthroplasty, including allograft when performed; humeral and 
ulnar component

24400

Osteotomy, humerus, with or without internal fixation

24410

Multiple osteotomies with realignment on intramedullary rod, humeral shaft (Sofield 
type procedure)

24420

Osteoplasty, humerus (eg, shortening or lengthening) (excluding 64876)

24430

Repair of nonunion or malunion, humerus; without graft (eg, compression technique)

24435

Repair of nonunion or malunion, humerus; with iliac or other autograft (includes 
obtaining graft)

24470

Hemiepiphyseal arrest (eg, cubitus varus or valgus, distal humerus)

24495

Decompression fasciotomy, forearm, with brachial artery exploration

24498

Prophylactic treatment (nailing, pinning, plating or wiring), with or without 
methylmethacrylate, humeral shaft

CPT Code

Defined Ctgy Description

25900

Amputation, forearm, through radius and ulna;

25905

Amputation, forearm, through radius and ulna; open, circular (guillotine)

25907

Amputation, forearm, through radius and ulna; secondary closure or scar revision

25909

Amputation, forearm, through radius and ulna; re-amputation

25915

Krukenberg procedure

25920

Disarticulation through wrist;

25922

Disarticulation through wrist; secondary closure or scar revision

25924

Disarticulation through wrist; re-amputation

25927

Transmetacarpal amputation;

25929

Transmetacarpal amputation; secondary closure or scar revision

25931

Transmetacarpal amputation; re-amputation

Forearm/Wrist  –  Amputation

CPT Code

Defined Ctgy Description

25800

Arthrodesis, wrist; complete, without bone graft (includes radiocarpal and/or 
intercarpal and/or carpometacarpal joints)

25805

Arthrodesis, wrist; with sliding graft

25810

Arthrodesis, wrist; with iliac or other autograft (includes obtaining graft)

25820

Arthrodesis, wrist; limited, without bone graft (eg, intercarpal or radiocarpal)

25825

Arthrodesis, wrist; with autograft (includes obtaining graft)

25830

Arthrodesis, distal radioulnar joint with segmental resection of ulna, with or without 
bone graft (eg, Sauve-Kapandji procedure)

Forearm/Wrist  –  Arthrodesis

Forearm/Wrist  –  Arthroscopy

CPT Code

Defined Ctgy Description

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

29900

Arthroscopy, metacarpophalangeal joint, diagnostic, includes synovial biopsy

29901

Arthroscopy, metacarpophalangeal joint, surgical; with debridement

29902

Arthroscopy, metacarpophalangeal joint, surgical; with reduction of displaced ulnar 
collateral ligament (eg, Stenar lesion)

CPT Code

Defined Ctgy Description

25065

Biopsy, soft tissue of forearm and/or wrist; superficial

25066

Biopsy, soft tissue of forearm and/or wrist; deep (subfascial or intramuscular)

25071

Excision, tumor, soft tissue of forearm and/or wrist area, subcutaneous; 3 cm or 
greater

25073

Excision, tumor, soft tissue of forearm and/or wrist area, subfascial (eg, 
intramuscular); 3 cm or greater

25075

Excision, tumor, soft tissue of forearm and/or wrist area, subcutaneous; less than 3 
cm

25076

Excision, tumor, soft tissue of forearm and/or wrist area, subfascial (eg, 
intramuscular); less than 3 cm

25077

Radical resection of tumor (eg, sarcoma), soft tissue of forearm and/or wrist area; less 
than 3 cm

25078

Radical resection of tumor (eg, sarcoma), soft tissue of forearm and/or wrist area; 3 
cm or greater

25085

Capsulotomy, wrist (eg, contracture)

25100

Arthrotomy, wrist joint; with biopsy

25101

Arthrotomy, wrist joint; with joint exploration, with or without biopsy, with or without 
removal of loose or foreign body

25105

Arthrotomy, wrist joint; with synovectomy

25107

Arthrotomy, distal radioulnar joint including repair of triangular cartilage, complex

25110

Excision, lesion of tendon sheath, forearm and/or wrist

25111

Excision of ganglion, wrist (dorsal or volar); primary

25112

Excision of ganglion, wrist (dorsal or volar); recurrent

25115

Radical excision of bursa, synovia of wrist, or forearm tendon sheaths (eg, 
tenosynovitis, fungus, Tbc, or other granulomas, rheumatoid arthritis); flexors

25116

Radical excision of bursa, synovia of wrist, or forearm tendon sheaths (eg, 
tenosynovitis, fungus, Tbc, or other granulomas, rheumatoid arthritis); extensors, with 
or without transposition of dorsal retinaculum

25118

Synovectomy, extensor tendon sheath, wrist, single compartment;

25119

Synovectomy, extensor tendon sheath, wrist, single compartment; with resection of 
distal ulna

25120

Excision or curettage of bone cyst or benign tumor of radius or ulna (excluding head 
or neck of radius and olecranon process);

Forearm/Wrist  –  Excision

25125

Excision or curettage of bone cyst or benign tumor of radius or ulna (excluding head 
or neck of radius and olecranon process); with autograft (includes obtaining graft)

25126

Excision or curettage of bone cyst or benign tumor of radius or ulna (excluding head 
or neck of radius and olecranon process); with allograft

25130

Excision or curettage of bone cyst or benign tumor of carpal bones;

25135

Excision or curettage of bone cyst or benign tumor of carpal bones; with autograft 
(includes obtaining graft)

25136

Excision or curettage of bone cyst or benign tumor of carpal bones; with allograft

25145

Sequestrectomy (eg, for osteomyelitis or bone abscess), forearm and/or wrist

25150

Partial excision (craterization, saucerization, or diaphysectomy) of bone (eg, for 
osteomyelitis); ulna

25151

Partial excision (craterization, saucerization, or diaphysectomy) of bone (eg, for 
osteomyelitis); radius

25170

Radical resection of tumor, radius or ulna

25210

Carpectomy; 1 bone

25215

Carpectomy; all bones of proximal row

25230

Radial styloidectomy (separate procedure)

25240

Excision distal ulna partial or complete (eg, Darrach type or matched resection)

CPT Code

Defined Ctgy Description

25500

Closed treatment of radial shaft fracture; without manipulation

25515

Open treatment of radial shaft fracture, includes internal fixation, when performed

25525

Open treatment of radial shaft fracture, includes internal fixation, when performed, 
and closed treatment of distal radioulnar joint dislocation (Galeazzi fracture/ 
dislocation), includes percutaneous skeletal fixation, when performed

25526

Open treatment of radial shaft fracture, includes internal fixation, when performed, 
and open treatment of distal radioulnar joint dislocation (Galeazzi fracture/ 
dislocation), includes internal fixation, when performed, includes repair of triangular 
fibrocartilage complex

25530

Closed treatment of ulnar shaft fracture; without manipulation

25545

Open treatment of ulnar shaft fracture, includes internal fixation, when performed

25560

Closed treatment of radial and ulnar shaft fractures; without manipulation

25574

Open treatment of radial AND ulnar shaft fractures, with internal fixation, when 
performed; of radius OR ulna

25575

Open treatment of radial AND ulnar shaft fractures, with internal fixation, when 
performed; of radius AND ulna

25600

Closed treatment of distal radial fracture (eg, Colles or Smith type) or epiphyseal 
separation, includes closed treatment of fracture of ulnar styloid, when performed; 
without manipulation

25606

Percutaneous skeletal fixation of distal radial fracture or epiphyseal separation

25607

Open treatment of distal radial extra-articular fracture or epiphyseal separation, with 
internal fixation

25608

Open treatment of distal radial intra-articular fracture or epiphyseal separation; with 
internal fixation of 2 fragments

25609

Open treatment of distal radial intra-articular fracture or epiphyseal separation; with 
internal fixation of 3 or more fragments

25622

Closed treatment of carpal scaphoid (navicular) fracture; without manipulation

25628

Open treatment of carpal scaphoid (navicular) fracture, includes internal fixation, 
when performed

Forearm/Wrist  –  Fracture and/or Dislocation

25630

Closed treatment of carpal bone fracture (excluding carpal scaphoid [navicular]); 
without manipulation, each bone

25645

Open treatment of carpal bone fracture (other than carpal scaphoid [navicular]), each 
bone

25650

Closed treatment of ulnar styloid fracture

25651

Percutaneous skeletal fixation of ulnar styloid fracture

25652

Open treatment of ulnar styloid fracture

25670

Open treatment of radiocarpal or intercarpal dislocation, 1 or more bones

25671

Percutaneous skeletal fixation of distal radioulnar dislocation

25676

Open treatment of distal radioulnar dislocation, acute or chronic

25685

Open treatment of trans-scaphoperilunar type of fracture dislocation

25695

Open treatment of lunate dislocation

CPT Code

Defined Ctgy Description

25000

Incision, extensor tendon sheath, wrist (eg, deQuervains disease)

25001

Incision, flexor tendon sheath, wrist (eg, flexor carpi radialis)

25020

Decompression fasciotomy, forearm and/or wrist, flexor OR extensor compartment; 
without debridement of nonviable muscle and/or nerve

25023

Decompression fasciotomy, forearm and/or wrist, flexor OR extensor compartment; 
with debridement of nonviable muscle and/or nerve

25024

Decompression fasciotomy, forearm and/or wrist, flexor AND extensor compartment; 
without debridement of nonviable muscle and/or nerve

25025

Decompression fasciotomy, forearm and/or wrist, flexor AND extensor compartment; 
with debridement of nonviable muscle and/or nerve

25028

Incision and drainage, forearm and/or wrist; deep abscess or hematoma

25031

Incision and drainage, forearm and/or wrist; bursa

25035

Incision, deep, bone cortex, forearm and/or wrist (eg, osteomyelitis or bone abscess)

25040

Arthrotomy, radiocarpal or midcarpal joint, with exploration, drainage, or removal of 
foreign body

Forearm/Wrist  –  Incision

CPT Code

Defined Ctgy Description

25246

Injection procedure for wrist arthrography

25248

Exploration with removal of deep foreign body, forearm or wrist

25250

Removal of wrist prosthesis; (separate procedure)

25251

Removal of wrist prosthesis; complicated, including total wrist

25259

Manipulation, wrist, under anesthesia

Forearm/Wrist  –  Intro or Removal

CPT Code

Defined Ctgy Description

25505

FOR/WR

Closed treatment of radial shaft fracture; with manipulation

25520

FOR/WR

Closed treatment of radial shaft fracture and closed treatment of dislocation of distal 
radioulnar joint (Galeazzi fracture/dislocation)

25535

FOR/WR

Closed treatment of ulnar shaft fracture; with manipulation

25565

FOR/WR

Closed treatment of radial and ulnar shaft fractures; with manipulation

Forearm/Wrist  –  Manipulation

25605

FOR/WR

Closed treatment of distal radial fracture (eg, Colles or Smith type) or epiphyseal 
separation, includes closed treatment of fracture of ulnar styloid, when performed; 
with manipulation

25624

FOR/WR

Closed treatment of carpal scaphoid (navicular) fracture; with manipulation

25635

Closed treatment of carpal bone fracture (excluding carpal scaphoid [navicular]); with 
manipulation, each bone

25660

Closed treatment of radiocarpal or intercarpal dislocation, 1 or more bones, with 
manipulation

25675

FOR/WR

Closed treatment of distal radioulnar dislocation with manipulation

25680

FOR/WR

Closed treatment of trans-scaphoperilunar type of fracture dislocation, with 
manipulation

25690

FOR/WR

Closed treatment of lunate dislocation, with manipulation

CPT Code

Defined Ctgy Description

25999

Unlisted procedure, forearm or wrist

Forearm/Wrist  –  Other

CPT Code

Defined Ctgy Description

25260

Repair, tendon or muscle, flexor, forearm and/or wrist; primary, single, each tendon or 
muscle

25263

Repair, tendon or muscle, flexor, forearm and/or wrist; secondary, single, each tendon 
or muscle

25265

Repair, tendon or muscle, flexor, forearm and/or wrist; secondary, with free graft 
(includes obtaining graft), each tendon or muscle

25270

Repair, tendon or muscle, extensor, forearm and/or wrist; primary, single, each 
tendon or muscle

25272

Repair, tendon or muscle, extensor, forearm and/or wrist; secondary, single, each 
tendon or muscle

25274

Repair, tendon or muscle, extensor, forearm and/or wrist; secondary, with free graft 
(includes obtaining graft), each tendon or muscle

25275

Repair, tendon sheath, extensor, forearm and/or wrist, with free graft (includes 
obtaining graft) (eg, for extensor carpi ulnaris subluxation)

25280

Lengthening or shortening of flexor or extensor tendon, forearm and/or wrist, single, 
each tendon

25290

Tenotomy, open, flexor or extensor tendon, forearm and/or wrist, single, each tendon

25295

Tenolysis, flexor or extensor tendon, forearm and/or wrist, single, each tendon

25300

Tenodesis at wrist; flexors of fingers

25301

Tenodesis at wrist; extensors of fingers

25310

Tendon transplantation or transfer, flexor or extensor, forearm and/or wrist, single; 
each tendon

25312

Tendon transplantation or transfer, flexor or extensor, forearm and/or wrist, single; 
with tendon graft(s) (includes obtaining graft), each tendon

25315

Flexor origin slide (eg, for cerebral palsy, Volkmann contracture), forearm and/or 
wrist;

25316

Flexor origin slide (eg, for cerebral palsy, Volkmann contracture), forearm and/or 
wrist; with tendon(s) transfer

25320

Capsulorrhaphy or reconstruction, wrist, open (eg, capsulodesis, ligament repair, 
tendon transfer or graft) (includes synovectomy, capsulotomy and open reduction) for 
carpal instability

25332

Arthroplasty, wrist, with or without interposition, with or without external or internal 
fixation

Forearm/Wrist  –  Repair/Revision/Reconstruction

25335

Centralization of wrist on ulna (eg, radial club hand)

25337

Reconstruction for stabilization of unstable distal ulna or distal radioulnar joint, 
secondary by soft tissue stabilization (eg, tendon transfer, tendon graft or weave, or 
tenodesis) with or without open reduction of distal radioulnar joint

25350

Osteotomy, radius; distal third

25355

Osteotomy, radius; middle or proximal third

25360

Osteotomy; ulna

25365

Osteotomy; radius AND ulna

25370

Multiple osteotomies, with realignment on intramedullary rod (Sofield type procedure); 
radius OR ulna

25375

Multiple osteotomies, with realignment on intramedullary rod (Sofield type procedure); 
radius AND ulna

25390

Osteoplasty, radius OR ulna; shortening

25391

Osteoplasty, radius OR ulna; lengthening with autograft

25392

Osteoplasty, radius AND ulna; shortening (excluding 64876)

25393

Osteoplasty, radius AND ulna; lengthening with autograft

25394

Osteoplasty, carpal bone, shortening

25400

Repair of nonunion or malunion, radius OR ulna; without graft (eg, compression 
technique)

25405

Repair of nonunion or malunion, radius OR ulna; with autograft (includes obtaining 
graft)

25415

Repair of nonunion or malunion, radius AND ulna; without graft (eg, compression 
technique)

25420

Repair of nonunion or malunion, radius AND ulna; with autograft (includes obtaining 
graft)

25425

Repair of defect with autograft; radius OR ulna

25426

Repair of defect with autograft; radius AND ulna

25430

Insertion of vascular pedicle into carpal bone (eg, Hori procedure)

25431

Repair of nonunion of carpal bone (excluding carpal scaphoid (navicular)) (includes 
obtaining graft and necessary fixation), each bone

25440

Repair of nonunion, scaphoid carpal (navicular) bone, with or without radial 
styloidectomy (includes obtaining graft and necessary fixation)

25441

Arthroplasty with prosthetic replacement; distal radius

25442

Arthroplasty with prosthetic replacement; distal ulna

25443

Arthroplasty with prosthetic replacement; scaphoid carpal (navicular)

25444

Arthroplasty with prosthetic replacement; lunate

25445

Arthroplasty with prosthetic replacement; trapezium

25446

Arthroplasty with prosthetic replacement; distal radius and partial or entire carpus 
(total wrist)

25447

Arthroplasty, interposition, intercarpal or carpometacarpal joints

25449

Revision of arthroplasty, including removal of implant, wrist joint

25450

Epiphyseal arrest by epiphysiodesis or stapling; distal radius OR ulna

25490

Prophylactic treatment (nailing, pinning, plating or wiring) with or without 
methylmethacrylate; radius

25491

Prophylactic treatment (nailing, pinning, plating or wiring) with or without 
methylmethacrylate; ulna

25492

Prophylactic treatment (nailing, pinning, plating or wiring) with or without 
methylmethacrylate; radius AND ulna

CPT Code

Defined Ctgy Description

26910

Amputation, metacarpal, with finger or thumb (ray amputation), single, with or without 
interosseous transfer

26951

Amputation, finger or thumb, primary or secondary, any joint or phalanx, single, 
including neurectomies; with direct closure

26952

Amputation, finger or thumb, primary or secondary, any joint or phalanx, single, 
including neurectomies; with local advancement flaps (V-Y, hood)

Hand/Fingers  –  Amputation

CPT Code

Defined Ctgy Description

26820

Fusion in opposition, thumb, with autogenous graft (includes obtaining graft)

26841

Arthrodesis, carpometacarpal joint, thumb, with or without internal fixation;

26842

Arthrodesis, carpometacarpal joint, thumb, with or without internal fixation; with 
autograft (includes obtaining graft)

26843

Arthrodesis, carpometacarpal joint, digit, other than thumb, each;

26844

Arthrodesis, carpometacarpal joint, digit, other than thumb, each; with autograft 
(includes obtaining graft)

26850

Arthrodesis, metacarpophalangeal joint, with or without internal fixation;

26852

Arthrodesis, metacarpophalangeal joint, with or without internal fixation; with autograft 
(includes obtaining graft)

26860

Arthrodesis, interphalangeal joint, with or without internal fixation;

26861

Arthrodesis, interphalangeal joint, with or without internal fixation; each additional 
interphalangeal joint (List separately in addition to code for primary procedure)

26862

Arthrodesis, interphalangeal joint, with or without internal fixation; with autograft 
(includes obtaining graft)

26863

Arthrodesis, interphalangeal joint, with or without internal fixation; with autograft 
(includes obtaining graft), each additional joint (List separately in addition to code for 
primary procedure)

Hand/Fingers  –  Arthrodesis

CPT Code

Defined Ctgy Description

26100

Arthrotomy with biopsy; carpometacarpal joint, each

26105

Arthrotomy with biopsy; metacarpophalangeal joint, each

26110

Arthrotomy with biopsy; interphalangeal joint, each

26111

Excision, tumor or vascular malformation, soft tissue of hand or finger, subcutaneous; 
1.5 cm or greater

26113

Excision, tumor, soft tissue, or vascular malformation, of hand or finger, subfascial 
(eg, intramuscular); 1.5 cm or greater

26115

Excision, tumor or vascular malformation, soft tissue of hand or finger, subcutaneous; 
less than 1.5 cm

26116

Excision, tumor, soft tissue, or vascular malformation, of hand or finger, subfascial 
(eg, intramuscular); less than 1.5 cm

26117

Radical resection of tumor (eg, sarcoma), soft tissue of hand or finger; less than 3 cm

26118

Radical resection of tumor (eg, sarcoma), soft tissue of hand or finger; 3 cm or greater

26121

Fasciectomy, palm only, with or without Z-plasty, other local tissue rearrangement, or 
skin grafting (includes obtaining graft)

26123

Fasciectomy, partial palmar with release of single digit including proximal 
interphalangeal joint, with or without Z-plasty, other local tissue rearrangement, or 
skin grafting (includes obtaining graft);

Hand/Fingers  –  Excision

26125

Fasciectomy, partial palmar with release of single digit including proximal 
interphalangeal joint, with or without Z-plasty, other local tissue rearrangement, or 
skin grafting (includes obtaining graft); each additional digit (List separately in addition 
to code for primary procedure)

26130

Synovectomy, carpometacarpal joint

26135

Synovectomy, metacarpophalangeal joint including intrinsic release and extensor 
hood reconstruction, each digit

26140

Synovectomy, proximal interphalangeal joint, including extensor reconstruction, each 
interphalangeal joint

26145

Synovectomy, tendon sheath, radical (tenosynovectomy), flexor tendon, palm and/or 
finger, each tendon

26160

Excision of lesion of tendon sheath or joint capsule (eg, cyst, mucous cyst, or 
ganglion), hand or finger

26170

Excision of tendon, palm, flexor or extensor, single, each tendon

26180

Excision of tendon, finger, flexor or extensor, each tendon

26185

Sesamoidectomy, thumb or finger (separate procedure)

26200

Excision or curettage of bone cyst or benign tumor of metacarpal;

26205

Excision or curettage of bone cyst or benign tumor of metacarpal; with autograft 
(includes obtaining graft)

26210

Excision or curettage of bone cyst or benign tumor of proximal, middle, or distal 
phalanx of finger;

26215

Excision or curettage of bone cyst or benign tumor of proximal, middle, or distal 
phalanx of finger; with autograft (includes obtaining graft)

26230

Partial excision (craterization, saucerization, or diaphysectomy) bone (eg, 
osteomyelitis); metacarpal

26235

Partial excision (craterization, saucerization, or diaphysectomy) bone (eg, 
osteomyelitis); proximal or middle phalanx of finger

26236

Partial excision (craterization, saucerization, or diaphysectomy) bone (eg, 
osteomyelitis); distal phalanx of finger

26250

Radical resection of tumor, metacarpal

26260

Radical resection of tumor, proximal or middle phalanx of finger

26262

Radical resection of tumor, distal phalanx of finger

CPT Code

Defined Ctgy Description

26600

Closed treatment of metacarpal fracture, single; without manipulation, each bone

26607

Closed treatment of metacarpal fracture, with manipulation, with external fixation, 
each bone

26608

Percutaneous skeletal fixation of metacarpal fracture, each bone

26615

Open treatment of metacarpal fracture, single, includes internal fixation, when 
performed, each bone

26650

Percutaneous skeletal fixation of carpometacarpal fracture dislocation, thumb 
(Bennett fracture), with manipulation

26665

Open treatment of carpometacarpal fracture dislocation, thumb (Bennett fracture), 
includes internal fixation, when performed

26676

Percutaneous skeletal fixation of carpometacarpal dislocation, other than thumb, with 
manipulation, each joint

26685

Open treatment of carpometacarpal dislocation, other than thumb; includes internal 
fixation, when performed, each joint

26686

Open treatment of carpometacarpal dislocation, other than thumb; complex, multiple, 
or delayed reduction

Hand/Fingers  –  Fracture and/or Dislocation

26706

Percutaneous skeletal fixation of metacarpophalangeal dislocation, single, with 
manipulation

26715

Open treatment of metacarpophalangeal dislocation, single, includes internal fixation, 
when performed

26720

Closed treatment of phalangeal shaft fracture, proximal or middle phalanx, finger or 
thumb; without manipulation, each

26727

Percutaneous skeletal fixation of unstable phalangeal shaft fracture, proximal or 
middle phalanx, finger or thumb, with manipulation, each

26735

Open treatment of phalangeal shaft fracture, proximal or middle phalanx, finger or 
thumb, includes internal fixation, when performed, each

26740

Closed treatment of articular fracture, involving metacarpophalangeal or 
interphalangeal joint; without manipulation, each

26746

Open treatment of articular fracture, involving metacarpophalangeal or 
interphalangeal joint, includes internal fixation, when performed, each

26750

Closed treatment of distal phalangeal fracture, finger or thumb; without manipulation, 
each

26756

Percutaneous skeletal fixation of distal phalangeal fracture, finger or thumb, each

26765

Open treatment of distal phalangeal fracture, finger or thumb, includes internal 
fixation, when performed, each

26776

Percutaneous skeletal fixation of interphalangeal joint dislocation, single, with 
manipulation

26785

Open treatment of interphalangeal joint dislocation, includes internal fixation, when 
performed, single

CPT Code

Defined Ctgy Description

26010

Drainage of finger abscess; simple

26011

Drainage of finger abscess; complicated (eg, felon)

26020

Drainage of tendon sheath, digit and/or palm, each

26025

Drainage of palmar bursa; single, bursa

26030

Drainage of palmar bursa; multiple bursa

26034

Incision, bone cortex, hand or finger (eg, osteomyelitis or bone abscess)

26035

Decompression fingers and/or hand, injection injury (eg, grease gun)

26037

Decompressive fasciotomy, hand (excludes 26035)

26040

Fasciotomy, palmar (eg, Dupuytren’s contracture); percutaneous

26045

Fasciotomy, palmar (eg, Dupuytren’s contracture); open, partial

26055

Tendon sheath incision (eg, for trigger finger)

26060

Tenotomy, percutaneous, single, each digit

26070

Arthrotomy, with exploration, drainage, or removal of loose or foreign body; 
carpometacarpal joint

26075

Arthrotomy, with exploration, drainage, or removal of loose or foreign body; 
metacarpophalangeal joint, each

26080

Arthrotomy, with exploration, drainage, or removal of loose or foreign body; 
interphalangeal joint, each

Hand/Fingers  –  Incision

CPT Code

Defined Ctgy Description

26320

Removal of implant from finger or hand

Hand/Fingers  –  Intro or Removal

Hand/Fingers  –  Manipulation

CPT Code

Defined Ctgy Description

26605

Closed treatment of metacarpal fracture, single; with manipulation, each bone

26641

Closed treatment of carpometacarpal dislocation, thumb, with manipulation

26645

Closed treatment of carpometacarpal fracture dislocation, thumb (Bennett fracture), 
with manipulation

26670

Closed treatment of carpometacarpal dislocation, other than thumb, with 
manipulation, each joint; without anesthesia

26675

Closed treatment of carpometacarpal dislocation, other than thumb, with 
manipulation, each joint; requiring anesthesia

26700

Closed treatment of metacarpophalangeal dislocation, single, with manipulation; 
without anesthesia

26705

Closed treatment of metacarpophalangeal dislocation, single, with manipulation; 
requiring anesthesia

26725

Closed treatment of phalangeal shaft fracture, proximal or middle phalanx, finger or 
thumb; with manipulation, with or without skin or skeletal traction, each

26742

Closed treatment of articular fracture, involving metacarpophalangeal or 
interphalangeal joint; with manipulation, each

26755

Closed treatment of distal phalangeal fracture, finger or thumb; with manipulation, 
each

26770

Closed treatment of interphalangeal joint dislocation, single, with manipulation; 
without anesthesia

26775

Closed treatment of interphalangeal joint dislocation, single, with manipulation; 
requiring anesthesia

CPT Code

Defined Ctgy Description

26989

Unlisted procedure, hands or fingers

Hand/Fingers  –  Other

CPT Code

Defined Ctgy Description

26340

Manipulation, finger joint, under anesthesia, each joint

26350

Repair or advancement, flexor tendon, not in zone 2 digital flexor tendon sheath (eg, 
no man’s land); primary or secondary without free graft, each tendon

26352

Repair or advancement, flexor tendon, not in zone 2 digital flexor tendon sheath (eg, 
no man’s land); secondary with free graft (includes obtaining graft), each tendon

26356

Repair or advancement, flexor tendon, in zone 2 digital flexor tendon sheath (eg, no 
man’s land); primary, without free graft, each tendon

26357

Repair or advancement, flexor tendon, in zone 2 digital flexor tendon sheath (eg, no 
man’s land); secondary, without free graft, each tendon

26358

Repair or advancement, flexor tendon, in zone 2 digital flexor tendon sheath (eg, no 
man’s land); secondary, with free graft (includes obtaining graft), each tendon

26370

Repair or advancement of profundus tendon, with intact superficialis tendon; primary, 
each tendon

26372

Repair or advancement of profundus tendon, with intact superficialis tendon; 
secondary with free graft (includes obtaining graft), each tendon

26390

Excision flexor tendon, with implantation of synthetic rod for delayed tendon graft, 
hand or finger, each rod

26410

Repair, extensor tendon, hand, primary or secondary; without free graft, each tendon

26412

Repair, extensor tendon, hand, primary or secondary; with free graft (includes 
obtaining graft), each tendon

26415

Excision of extensor tendon, with implantation of synthetic rod for delayed tendon 
graft, hand or finger, each rod

Hand/Fingers  –  Repair/Revision/Reconstruction

26416

Removal of synthetic rod and insertion of extensor tendon graft (includes obtaining 
graft), hand or finger, each rod

26418

Repair, extensor tendon, finger, primary or secondary; without free graft, each tendon

26420

Repair, extensor tendon, finger, primary or secondary; with free graft (includes 
obtaining graft) each tendon

26426

Repair of extensor tendon, central slip, secondary (eg, boutonniere deformity); using 
local tissue(s), including lateral band(s), each finger

26428

Repair of extensor tendon, central slip, secondary (eg, boutonniere deformity); with 
free graft (includes obtaining graft), each finger

26432

Closed treatment of distal extensor tendon insertion, with or without percutaneous 
pinning (eg, mallet finger)

26433

Repair of extensor tendon, distal insertion, primary or secondary; without graft (eg, 
mallet finger)

26437

Realignment of extensor tendon, hand, each tendon

26440

Tenolysis, flexor tendon; palm OR finger, each tendon

26442

Tenolysis, flexor tendon; palm AND finger, each tendon

26445

Tenolysis, extensor tendon, hand OR finger, each tendon

26449

Tenolysis, complex, extensor tendon, finger, including forearm, each tendon

26450

Tenotomy, flexor, palm, open, each tendon

26455

Tenotomy, flexor, finger, open, each tendon

26460

Tenotomy, extensor, hand or finger, open, each tendon

26471

Tenodesis; of proximal interphalangeal joint, each joint

26474

Tenodesis; of distal joint, each joint

26476

Lengthening of tendon, extensor, hand or finger, each tendon

26477

Shortening of tendon, extensor, hand or finger, each tendon

26478

Lengthening of tendon, flexor, hand or finger, each tendon

26479

Shortening of tendon, flexor, hand or finger, each tendon

26480

Transfer or transplant of tendon, carpometacarpal area or dorsum of hand; without 
free graft, each tendon

26483

Transfer or transplant of tendon, carpometacarpal area or dorsum of hand; with free 
tendon graft (includes obtaining graft), each tendon

26485

Transfer or transplant of tendon, palmar; without free tendon graft, each tendon

26489

Transfer or transplant of tendon, palmar; with free tendon graft (includes obtaining 
graft), each tendon

26490

Opponensplasty; superficialis tendon transfer type, each tendon

26492

Opponensplasty; tendon transfer with graft (includes obtaining graft), each tendon

26494

Opponensplasty; hypothenar muscle transfer

26496

Opponensplasty; other methods

26497

Transfer of tendon to restore intrinsic function; ring and small finger

26498

Transfer of tendon to restore intrinsic function; all 4 fingers

26499

Correction claw finger, other methods

26500

Reconstruction of tendon pulley, each tendon; with local tissues (separate procedure)

26502

Reconstruction of tendon pulley, each tendon; with tendon or fascial graft (includes 
obtaining graft) (separate procedure)

26508

Release of thenar muscle(s) (eg, thumb contracture)

26510

Cross intrinsic transfer, each tendon

26516

Capsulodesis, metacarpophalangeal joint; single digit

26518

Capsulodesis, metacarpophalangeal joint; 3 or 4 digits

26520

Capsulectomy or capsulotomy; metacarpophalangeal joint, each joint

26525

Capsulectomy or capsulotomy; interphalangeal joint, each joint

26530

Arthroplasty, metacarpophalangeal joint; each joint

26531

Arthroplasty, metacarpophalangeal joint; with prosthetic implant, each joint

26535

Arthroplasty, interphalangeal joint; each joint

26536

Arthroplasty, interphalangeal joint; with prosthetic implant, each joint

26540

Repair of collateral ligament, metacarpophalangeal or interphalangeal joint

26541

Reconstruction, collateral ligament, metacarpophalangeal joint, single; with tendon or 
fascial graft (includes obtaining graft)

26542

Reconstruction, collateral ligament, metacarpophalangeal joint, single; with local 
tissue (eg, adductor advancement)

26545

Reconstruction, collateral ligament, interphalangeal joint, single, including graft, each 
joint

26546

Repair non-union, metacarpal or phalanx (includes obtaining bone graft with or 
without external or internal fixation)

26548

Repair and reconstruction, finger, volar plate, interphalangeal joint

26550

Pollicization of a digit

26551

Transfer, toe-to-hand with microvascular anastomosis; great toe wrap-around with 
bone graft

26553

Transfer, toe-to-hand with microvascular anastomosis; other than great toe, single

26554

Transfer, toe-to-hand with microvascular anastomosis; other than great toe, double

26555

Transfer, finger to another position without microvascular anastomosis

26556

Transfer, free toe joint, with microvascular anastomosis

26560

Repair of syndactyly (web finger) each web space; with skin flaps

26561

Repair of syndactyly (web finger) each web space; with skin flaps and grafts

26562

Repair of syndactyly (web finger) each web space; complex (eg, involving bone, nails)

26565

Osteotomy; metacarpal, each

26567

Osteotomy; phalanx of finger, each

26568

Osteoplasty, lengthening, metacarpal or phalanx

26580

Repair cleft hand

26587

Reconstruction of polydactylous digit, soft tissue and bone

26590

Repair macrodactylia, each digit

26591

Repair, intrinsic muscles of hand, each muscle

26593

Release, intrinsic muscles of hand, each muscle

26596

Excision of constricting ring of finger, with multiple Z-plasties

CPT Code

Defined Ctgy Description

27290

Interpelviabdominal amputation (hindquarter amputation)

27295

Disarticulation of hip

Pelvis/Hip  –  Amputation

Pelvis/Hip  –  Arthrodesis

CPT Code

Defined Ctgy Description

27280

Arthrodesis, open, sacroiliac joint, including obtaining bone graft, including 
instrumentation, when performed

27282

Arthrodesis, symphysis pubis (including obtaining graft)

27284

Arthrodesis, hip joint (including obtaining graft);

27286

Arthrodesis, hip joint (including obtaining graft); with subtrochanteric osteotomy

CPT Code

Defined Ctgy Description

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

29914

Arthroscopy, hip, surgical; with femoroplasty (ie, treatment of cam lesion)

29915

Arthroscopy, hip, surgical; with acetabuloplasty (ie, treatment of pincer lesion)

29916

Arthroscopy, hip, surgical; with labral repair

Pelvis/Hip  –  Arthroscopy

CPT Code

Defined Ctgy Description

27040

Biopsy, soft tissue of pelvis and hip area; superficial

27041

Biopsy, soft tissue of pelvis and hip area; deep, subfascial or intramuscular

27043

Excision, tumor, soft tissue of pelvis and hip area, subcutaneous; 3 cm or greater

27045

Excision, tumor, soft tissue of pelvis and hip area, subfascial (eg, intramuscular); 5 cm 
or greater

27047

Excision, tumor, soft tissue of pelvis and hip area, subcutaneous; less than 3 cm

27048

Excision, tumor, soft tissue of pelvis and hip area, subfascial (eg, intramuscular); less 
than 5 cm

27049

Radical resection of tumor (eg, sarcoma), soft tissue of pelvis and hip area; less than 
5 cm

27050

Arthrotomy, with biopsy; sacroiliac joint

27052

Arthrotomy, with biopsy; hip joint

27054

Arthrotomy with synovectomy, hip joint

27057

Decompression fasciotomy(ies), pelvic (buttock) compartment(s) (eg, gluteus medius-
minimus, gluteus maximus, iliopsoas, and/or tensor fascia lata muscle) with 
debridement of nonviable muscle, unilateral

27059

Radical resection of tumor (eg, sarcoma), soft tissue of pelvis and hip area; 5 cm or 
greater

27060

Excision; ischial bursa

27062

Excision; trochanteric bursa or calcification

27065

Excision of bone cyst or benign tumor, wing of ilium, symphysis pubis, or greater 
trochanter of femur; superficial, includes autograft, when performed

27066

Excision of bone cyst or benign tumor, wing of ilium, symphysis pubis, or greater 
trochanter of femur; deep (subfascial), includes autograft, when performed

27067

Excision of bone cyst or benign tumor, wing of ilium, symphysis pubis, or greater 
trochanter of femur; with autograft requiring separate incision

27070

Partial excision, wing of ilium, symphysis pubis, or greater trochanter of femur, 
(craterization, saucerization) (eg, osteomyelitis or bone abscess); superficial

Pelvis/Hip  –  Excision

27071

Partial excision, wing of ilium, symphysis pubis, or greater trochanter of femur, 
(craterization, saucerization) (eg, osteomyelitis or bone abscess); deep (subfascial or 
intramuscular)

27075

Radical resection of tumor; wing of ilium, 1 pubic or ischial ramus or symphysis pubis

27076

Radical resection of tumor; ilium, including acetabulum, both pubic rami, or ischium 
and acetabulum

27077

Radical resection of tumor; innominate bone, total

27078

Radical resection of tumor; ischial tuberosity and greater trochanter of femur

27080

Coccygectomy, primary

CPT Code

Defined Ctgy Description

27193

Closed treatment of pelvic ring fracture, dislocation, diastasis or subluxation; without 
manipulation

27200

Closed treatment of coccygeal fracture

27202

Open treatment of coccygeal fracture

27215

Open treatment of iliac spine(s), tuberosity avulsion, or iliac wing fracture(s), 
unilateral, for pelvic bone fracture patterns that do not disrupt the pelvic ring, includes 
internal fixation, when performed

27216

Percutaneous skeletal fixation of posterior pelvic bone fracture and/or dislocation, for 
fracture patterns that disrupt the pelvic ring, unilateral (includes ipsilateral ilium, 
sacroiliac joint and/or sacrum)

27217

Open treatment of anterior pelvic bone fracture and/or dislocation for fracture patterns 
that disrupt the pelvic ring, unilateral, includes internal fixation, when performed 
(includes pubic symphysis and/or ipsilateral superior/inferior rami)

27218

Open treatment of posterior pelvic bone fracture and/or dislocation, for fracture 
patterns that disrupt the pelvic ring, unilateral, includes internal fixation, when 
performed (includes ipsilateral ilium, sacroiliac joint and/or sacrum)

27220

Closed treatment of acetabulum (hip socket) fracture(s); without manipulation

27226

Open treatment of posterior or anterior acetabular wall fracture, with internal fixation

27227

Open treatment of acetabular fracture(s) involving anterior or posterior (one) column, 
or a fracture running transversely across the acetabulum, with internal fixation

27228

Open treatment of acetabular fracture(s) involving anterior and posterior (two) 
columns, includes T-fracture and both column fracture with complete articular 
detachment, or single column or transverse fracture with associated acetabular wall 
fracture, with internal fixation

27230

Closed treatment of femoral fracture, proximal end, neck; without manipulation

27235

HIP

Percutaneous skeletal fixation of femoral fracture, proximal end, neck

27236

HIP

Open treatment of femoral fracture, proximal end, neck, internal fixation or prosthetic 
replacement

27238

Closed treatment of intertrochanteric, peritrochanteric, or subtrochanteric femoral 
fracture; without manipulation

27244

HIP

Treatment of intertrochanteric, peritrochanteric, or subtrochanteric femoral fracture; 
with plate/screw type implant, with or without cerclage

27245

HIP

Treatment of intertrochanteric, peritrochanteric, or subtrochanteric femoral fracture; 
with intramedullary implant, with or without interlocking screws and/or cerclage

27246

Closed treatment of greater trochanteric fracture, without manipulation

27248

Open treatment of greater trochanteric fracture, includes internal fixation, when 
performed

27253

Open treatment of hip dislocation, traumatic, without internal fixation

27254

Open treatment of hip dislocation, traumatic, with acetabular wall and femoral head 
fracture, with or without internal or external fixation

Pelvis/Hip  –  Fracture and/or Dislocation

27256

Treatment of spontaneous hip dislocation (developmental, including congenital or 
pathological), by abduction, splint or traction; without anesthesia, without manipulation

27258

Open treatment of spontaneous hip dislocation (developmental, including congenital 
or pathological), replacement of femoral head in acetabulum (including tenotomy, etc);

27259

Open treatment of spontaneous hip dislocation (developmental, including congenital 
or pathological), replacement of femoral head in acetabulum (including tenotomy, etc); 
with femoral shaft shortening

CPT Code

Defined Ctgy Description

26990

Incision and drainage, pelvis or hip joint area; deep abscess or hematoma

26991

Incision and drainage, pelvis or hip joint area; infected bursa

26992

Incision, bone cortex, pelvis and/or hip joint (eg, osteomyelitis or bone abscess)

27000

Tenotomy, adductor of hip, percutaneous (separate procedure)

27001

Tenotomy, adductor of hip, open

27003

Tenotomy, adductor, subcutaneous, open, with obturator neurectomy

27005

Tenotomy, hip flexor(s), open (separate procedure)

27006

Tenotomy, abductors and/or extensor(s) of hip, open (separate procedure)

27025

Fasciotomy, hip or thigh, any type

27027

Decompression fasciotomy(ies), pelvic (buttock) compartment(s) (eg, gluteus medius-
minimus, gluteus maximus, iliopsoas, and/or tensor fascia lata muscle), unilateral

27030

Arthrotomy, hip, with drainage (eg, infection)

27033

Arthrotomy, hip, including exploration or removal of loose or foreign body

27035

Denervation, hip joint, intrapelvic or extrapelvic intra-articular branches of sciatic, 
femoral, or obturator nerves

27036

Capsulectomy or capsulotomy, hip, with or without excision of heterotopic bone, with 
release of hip flexor muscles (ie, gluteus medius, gluteus minimus, tensor fascia latae, 
rectus femoris, sartorius, iliopsoas)

Pelvis/Hip  –  Incision

CPT Code

Defined Ctgy Description

27086

Removal of foreign body, pelvis or hip; subcutaneous tissue

27087

Removal of foreign body, pelvis or hip; deep (subfascial or intramuscular)

27090

Removal of hip prosthesis; (separate procedure)

27091

Removal of hip prosthesis; complicated, including total hip prosthesis, 
methylmethacrylate with or without insertion of spacer

27093

Injection procedure for hip arthrography; without anesthesia

27095

Injection procedure for hip arthrography; with anesthesia

27096

Injection procedure for sacroiliac joint, anesthetic/steroid, with image guidance 
(fluoroscopy or CT) including arthrography when performed

Pelvis/Hip  –  Intro or Removal

CPT Code

Defined Ctgy Description

27194

Closed treatment of pelvic ring fracture, dislocation, diastasis or subluxation; with 
manipulation, requiring more than local anesthesia

27222

Closed treatment of acetabulum (hip socket) fracture(s); with manipulation, with or 
without skeletal traction

27232

Closed treatment of femoral fracture, proximal end, neck; with manipulation, with or 
without skeletal traction

Pelvis/Hip  –  Manipulation

27240

Closed treatment of intertrochanteric, peritrochanteric, or subtrochanteric femoral 
fracture; with manipulation, with or without skin or skeletal traction

27250

Closed treatment of hip dislocation, traumatic; without anesthesia

27252

Closed treatment of hip dislocation, traumatic; requiring anesthesia

27257

Treatment of spontaneous hip dislocation (developmental, including congenital or 
pathological), by abduction, splint or traction; with manipulation, requiring anesthesia

27265

Closed treatment of post hip arthroplasty dislocation; without anesthesia

27266

Closed treatment of post hip arthroplasty dislocation; requiring regional or general 
anesthesia

27275

Manipulation, hip joint, requiring general anesthesia

CPT Code

Defined Ctgy Description

27299

Unlisted procedure, pelvis or hip joint

Pelvis/Hip  –  Other

CPT Code

Defined Ctgy Description

27097

Release or recession, hamstring, proximal

27098

Transfer, adductor to ischium

27100

Transfer external oblique muscle to greater trochanter including fascial or tendon 
extension (graft)

27105

Transfer paraspinal muscle to hip (includes fascial or tendon extension graft)

27110

Transfer iliopsoas; to greater trochanter of femur

27111

Transfer iliopsoas; to femoral neck

27120

Acetabuloplasty; (eg, Whitman, Colonna, Haygroves, or cup type)

27122

Acetabuloplasty; resection, femoral head (eg, Girdlestone procedure)

27125

Hemiarthroplasty, hip, partial (eg, femoral stem prosthesis, bipolar arthroplasty)

27130

THA

Arthroplasty, acetabular and proximal femoral prosthetic replacement (total hip 
arthroplasty), with or without autograft or allograft

27132

THA

Conversion of previous hip surgery to total hip arthroplasty, with or without autograft 
or allograft

27134

THA

Revision of total hip arthroplasty; both components, with or without autograft or 
allograft

27137

THA

Revision of total hip arthroplasty; acetabular component only, with or without autograft 
or allograft

27138

THA

Revision of total hip arthroplasty; femoral component only, with or without allograft

27140

Osteotomy and transfer of greater trochanter of femur (separate procedure)

27146

Osteotomy, iliac, acetabular or innominate bone;

27147

Osteotomy, iliac, acetabular or innominate bone; with open reduction of hip

27151

Osteotomy, iliac, acetabular or innominate bone; with femoral osteotomy

27156

Osteotomy, iliac, acetabular or innominate bone; with femoral osteotomy and with 
open reduction of hip

27158

Osteotomy, pelvis, bilateral (eg, congenital malformation)

27161

Osteotomy, femoral neck (separate procedure)

27165

Osteotomy, intertrochanteric or subtrochanteric including internal or external fixation 
and/or cast

27170

Bone graft, femoral head, neck, intertrochanteric or subtrochanteric area (includes 
obtaining bone graft)

Pelvis/Hip  –  Repair/Revision/Reconstruction

27175

Treatment of slipped femoral epiphysis; by traction, without reduction

27176

Treatment of slipped femoral epiphysis; by single or multiple pinning, in situ

27177

Open treatment of slipped femoral epiphysis; single or multiple pinning or bone graft 
(includes obtaining graft)

27178

Open treatment of slipped femoral epiphysis; closed manipulation with single or 
multiple pinning

27179

Open treatment of slipped femoral epiphysis; osteoplasty of femoral neck (Heyman 
type procedure)

27181

Open treatment of slipped femoral epiphysis; osteotomy and internal fixation

27185

Epiphyseal arrest by epiphysiodesis or stapling, greater trochanter of femur

27187

Prophylactic treatment (nailing, pinning, plating or wiring) with or without 
methylmethacrylate, femoral neck and proximal femur

CPT Code

Defined Ctgy Description

27590

Amputation, thigh, through femur, any level;

27591

Amputation, thigh, through femur, any level; immediate fitting technique including first 
cast

27592

Amputation, thigh, through femur, any level; open, circular (guillotine)

27594

Amputation, thigh, through femur, any level; secondary closure or scar revision

27596

Amputation, thigh, through femur, any level; re-amputation

27598

Disarticulation at knee

Femur/Knee  –  Amputation

CPT Code

Defined Ctgy Description

27580

Arthrodesis, knee, any technique

Femur/Knee  –  Arthrodesis

CPT Code

Defined Ctgy Description

29850

KARTHRO

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

KARTHRO

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)

29855

KARTHRO

Arthroscopically aided treatment of tibial fracture, proximal (plateau); unicondylar, 
includes internal fixation, when performed (includes arthroscopy)

29856

KARTHRO

Arthroscopically aided treatment of tibial fracture, proximal (plateau); bicondylar, 
includes internal fixation, when performed (includes arthroscopy)

29870

KARTHRO

Arthroscopy, knee, diagnostic, with or without synovial biopsy (separate procedure)

29871

KARTHRO

Arthroscopy, knee, surgical; for infection, lavage and drainage

29873

KARTHRO

Arthroscopy, knee, surgical; with lateral release

29874

KARTHRO

Arthroscopy, knee, surgical; for removal of loose body or foreign body (eg, 
osteochondritis dissecans fragmentation, chondral fragmentation)

29875

KARTHRO

Arthroscopy, knee, surgical; synovectomy, limited (eg, plica or shelf resection) 
(separate procedure)

29876

KARTHRO

Arthroscopy, knee, surgical; synovectomy, major, 2 or more compartments (eg, 
medial or lateral)

29877

KARTHRO

Arthroscopy, knee, surgical; debridement/shaving of articular cartilage (chondroplasty)

Femur/Knee  –  Arthroscopy

29879

KARTHRO

Arthroscopy, knee, surgical; abrasion arthroplasty (includes chondroplasty where 
necessary) or multiple drilling or microfracture

29880

KARTHRO

Arthroscopy, knee, surgical; with meniscectomy (medial AND lateral, including any 
meniscal shaving) including debridement/shaving of articular cartilage 
(chondroplasty), same or separate compartment(s), when performed

29881

KARTHRO

Arthroscopy, knee, surgical; with meniscectomy (medial OR lateral, including any 
meniscal shaving) including debridement/shaving of articular cartilage 
(chondroplasty), same or separate compartment(s), when performed

29882

KARTHRO

Arthroscopy, knee, surgical; with meniscus repair (medial OR lateral)

29883

KARTHRO

Arthroscopy, knee, surgical; with meniscus repair (medial AND lateral)

29884

KARTHRO

Arthroscopy, knee, surgical; with lysis of adhesions, with or without manipulation 
(separate procedure)

29885

KARTHRO

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

29886

KARTHRO

Arthroscopy, knee, surgical; drilling for intact osteochondritis dissecans lesion

29887

KARTHRO

Arthroscopy, knee, surgical; drilling for intact osteochondritis dissecans lesion with 
internal fixation

29888

ACL

Arthroscopically aided anterior cruciate ligament repair/augmentation or 
reconstruction

29889

Arthroscopically aided posterior cruciate ligament repair/augmentation or 
reconstruction

CPT Code

Defined Ctgy Description

27323

Biopsy, soft tissue of thigh or knee area; superficial

27324

Biopsy, soft tissue of thigh or knee area; deep (subfascial or intramuscular)

27327

Excision, tumor, soft tissue of thigh or knee area, subcutaneous; less than 3 cm

27328

Excision, tumor, soft tissue of thigh or knee area, subfascial (eg, intramuscular); less 
than 5 cm

27329

Radical resection of tumor (eg, sarcoma), soft tissue of thigh or knee area; less than 5 
cm

27330

Arthrotomy, knee; with synovial biopsy only

27331

Arthrotomy, knee; including joint exploration, biopsy, or removal of loose or foreign 
bodies

27332

Arthrotomy, with excision of semilunar cartilage (meniscectomy) knee; medial OR 
lateral

27333

Arthrotomy, with excision of semilunar cartilage (meniscectomy) knee; medial AND 
lateral

27334

Arthrotomy, with synovectomy, knee; anterior OR posterior

27335

Arthrotomy, with synovectomy, knee; anterior AND posterior including popliteal area

27337

Excision, tumor, soft tissue of thigh or knee area, subcutaneous; 3 cm or greater

27339

Excision, tumor, soft tissue of thigh or knee area, subfascial (eg, intramuscular); 5 cm 
or greater

27340

Excision, prepatellar bursa

27345

Excision of synovial cyst of popliteal space (eg, Baker’s cyst)

27350

Patellectomy or hemipatellectomy

27355

Excision or curettage of bone cyst or benign tumor of femur;

27356

Excision or curettage of bone cyst or benign tumor of femur; with allograft

27357

Excision or curettage of bone cyst or benign tumor of femur; with autograft (includes 
obtaining graft)

Femur/Knee  –  Excision

27358

Excision or curettage of bone cyst or benign tumor of femur; with internal fixation (List 
in addition to code for primary procedure)

27360

Partial excision (craterization, saucerization, or diaphysectomy) bone, femur, proximal 
tibia and/or fibula (eg, osteomyelitis or bone abscess)

27364

Radical resection of tumor (eg, sarcoma), soft tissue of thigh or knee area; 5 cm or 
greater

27365

Radical resection of tumor, femur or knee

CPT Code

Defined Ctgy Description

27500

Closed treatment of femoral shaft fracture, without manipulation

27501

Closed treatment of supracondylar or transcondylar femoral fracture with or without 
intercondylar extension, without manipulation

27506

FEM/TIB

Open treatment of femoral shaft fracture, with or without external fixation, with 
insertion of intramedullary implant, with or without cerclage and/or locking screws

27507

FEM/TIB

Open treatment of femoral shaft fracture with plate/screws, with or without cerclage

27508

Closed treatment of femoral fracture, distal end, medial or lateral condyle, without 
manipulation

27509

Percutaneous skeletal fixation of femoral fracture, distal end, medial or lateral 
condyle, or supracondylar or transcondylar, with or without intercondylar extension, or 
distal femoral epiphyseal separation

27511

Open treatment of femoral supracondylar or transcondylar fracture without 
intercondylar extension, includes internal fixation, when performed

27513

Open treatment of femoral supracondylar or transcondylar fracture with intercondylar 
extension, includes internal fixation, when performed

27514

Open treatment of femoral fracture, distal end, medial or lateral condyle, includes 
internal fixation, when performed

27516

Closed treatment of distal femoral epiphyseal separation; without manipulation

27519

Open treatment of distal femoral epiphyseal separation, includes internal fixation, 
when performed

27520

Closed treatment of patellar fracture, without manipulation

27524

Open treatment of patellar fracture, with internal fixation and/or partial or complete 
patellectomy and soft tissue repair

27530

Closed treatment of tibial fracture, proximal (plateau); without manipulation

27535

Open treatment of tibial fracture, proximal (plateau); unicondylar, includes internal 
fixation, when performed

27536

Open treatment of tibial fracture, proximal (plateau); bicondylar, with or without 
internal fixation

27540

Open treatment of intercondylar spine(s) and/or tuberosity fracture(s) of the knee, 
includes internal fixation, when performed

27556

Open treatment of knee dislocation, includes internal fixation, when performed; 
without primary ligamentous repair or augmentation/reconstruction

27557

Open treatment of knee dislocation, includes internal fixation, when performed; with 
primary ligamentous repair

27558

Open treatment of knee dislocation, includes internal fixation, when performed; with 
primary ligamentous repair, with augmentation/reconstruction

27566

Open treatment of patellar dislocation, with or without partial or total patellectomy

Femur/Knee  –  Fracture and/or Dislocation

CPT Code

Defined Ctgy Description

27301

Incision and drainage, deep abscess, bursa, or hematoma, thigh or knee region

Femur/Knee  –  Incision

27303

Incision, deep, with opening of bone cortex, femur or knee (eg, osteomyelitis or bone 
abscess)

27305

Fasciotomy, iliotibial (tenotomy), open

27306

Tenotomy, percutaneous, adductor or hamstring; single tendon (separate procedure)

27307

Tenotomy, percutaneous, adductor or hamstring; multiple tendons

27310

Arthrotomy, knee, with exploration, drainage, or removal of foreign body (eg, infection)

27325

Neurectomy, hamstring muscle

27326

Neurectomy, popliteal (gastrocnemius)

CPT Code

Defined Ctgy Description

27370

Injection of contrast for knee arthrography

27372

Removal of foreign body, deep, thigh region or knee area

Femur/Knee  –  Intro or Removal

CPT Code

Defined Ctgy Description

27502

Closed treatment of femoral shaft fracture, with manipulation, with or without skin or 
skeletal traction

27503

Closed treatment of supracondylar or transcondylar femoral fracture with or without 
intercondylar extension, with manipulation, with or without skin or skeletal traction

27510

Closed treatment of femoral fracture, distal end, medial or lateral condyle, with 
manipulation

27517

Closed treatment of distal femoral epiphyseal separation; with manipulation, with or 
without skin or skeletal traction

27532

Closed treatment of tibial fracture, proximal (plateau); with or without manipulation, 
with skeletal traction

27538

Closed treatment of intercondylar spine(s) and/or tuberosity fracture(s) of knee, with 
or without manipulation

27550

Closed treatment of knee dislocation; without anesthesia

27552

Closed treatment of knee dislocation; requiring anesthesia

27560

Closed treatment of patellar dislocation; without anesthesia

27562

Closed treatment of patellar dislocation; requiring anesthesia

27570

Manipulation of knee joint under general anesthesia (includes application of traction or 
other fixation devices)

Femur/Knee  –  Manipulation

CPT Code

Defined Ctgy Description

27599

Unlisted procedure, femur or knee

Femur/Knee  –  Other

CPT Code

Defined Ctgy Description

27380

Suture of infrapatellar tendon; primary

27381

Suture of infrapatellar tendon; secondary reconstruction, including fascial or tendon 
graft

27385

Suture of quadriceps or hamstring muscle rupture; primary

27386

Suture of quadriceps or hamstring muscle rupture; secondary reconstruction, 
including fascial or tendon graft

27390

Tenotomy, open, hamstring, knee to hip; single tendon

Femur/Knee  –  Repair/Revision/Reconstruction

27391

Tenotomy, open, hamstring, knee to hip; multiple tendons, 1 leg

27392

Tenotomy, open, hamstring, knee to hip; multiple tendons, bilateral

27393

Lengthening of hamstring tendon; single tendon

27394

Lengthening of hamstring tendon; multiple tendons, 1 leg

27395

Lengthening of hamstring tendon; multiple tendons, bilateral

27396

Transplant or transfer (with muscle redirection or rerouting), thigh (eg, extensor to 
flexor); single tendon

27397

Transplant or transfer (with muscle redirection or rerouting), thigh (eg, extensor to 
flexor); multiple tendons

27400

Transfer, tendon or muscle, hamstrings to femur (eg, Egger’s type procedure)

27403

Arthrotomy with meniscus repair, knee

27405

Repair, primary, torn ligament and/or capsule, knee; collateral

27407

Repair, primary, torn ligament and/or capsule, knee; cruciate

27409

Repair, primary, torn ligament and/or capsule, knee; collateral and cruciate ligaments

27412

Autologous chondrocyte implantation, knee

27415

Osteochondral allograft, knee, open

27418

Anterior tibial tubercleplasty (eg, Maquet type procedure)

27420

Reconstruction of dislocating patella; (eg, Hauser type procedure)

27422

Reconstruction of dislocating patella; with extensor realignment and/or muscle 
advancement or release (eg, Campbell, Goldwaite type procedure)

27424

Reconstruction of dislocating patella; with patellectomy

27425

Lateral retinacular release, open

27427

Ligamentous reconstruction (augmentation), knee; extra-articular

27428

Ligamentous reconstruction (augmentation), knee; intra-articular (open)

27429

Ligamentous reconstruction (augmentation), knee; intra-articular (open) and extra-
articular

27430

Quadricepsplasty (eg, Bennett or Thompson type)

27435

Capsulotomy, posterior capsular release, knee

27437

Arthroplasty, patella; without prosthesis

27438

Arthroplasty, patella; with prosthesis

27440

Arthroplasty, knee, tibial plateau;

27441

Arthroplasty, knee, tibial plateau; with debridement and partial synovectomy

27442

TKA

Arthroplasty, femoral condyles or tibial plateau(s), knee;

27443

TKA

Arthroplasty, femoral condyles or tibial plateau(s), knee; with debridement and partial 
synovectomy

27445

TKA

Arthroplasty, knee, hinge prosthesis (eg, Walldius type)

27446

TKA

Arthroplasty, knee, condyle and plateau; medial OR lateral compartment

27447

TKA

Arthroplasty, knee, condyle and plateau; medial AND lateral compartments with or 
without patella resurfacing (total knee arthroplasty)

27448

Osteotomy, femur, shaft or supracondylar; without fixation

27450

Osteotomy, femur, shaft or supracondylar; with fixation

27454

Osteotomy, multiple, with realignment on intramedullary rod, femoral shaft (eg, Sofield 
type procedure)

27455

Osteotomy, proximal tibia, including fibular excision or osteotomy (includes correction 
of genu varus [bowleg] or genu valgus [knock-knee]); before epiphyseal closure

27457

Osteotomy, proximal tibia, including fibular excision or osteotomy (includes correction 
of genu varus [bowleg] or genu valgus [knock-knee]); after epiphyseal closure

27465

Osteoplasty, femur; shortening (excluding 64876)

27466

Osteoplasty, femur; lengthening

27468

Osteoplasty, femur; combined, lengthening and shortening with femoral segment 
transfer

27470

Repair, nonunion or malunion, femur, distal to head and neck; without graft (eg, 
compression technique)

27472

Repair, nonunion or malunion, femur, distal to head and neck; with iliac or other 
autogenous bone graft (includes obtaining graft)

27475

Arrest, epiphyseal, any method (eg, epiphysiodesis); distal femur

27477

Arrest, epiphyseal, any method (eg, epiphysiodesis); tibia and fibula, proximal

27479

Arrest, epiphyseal, any method (eg, epiphysiodesis); combined distal femur, proximal 
tibia and fibula

27485

Arrest, hemiepiphyseal, distal femur or proximal tibia or fibula (eg, genu varus or 
valgus)

27486

Revision of total knee arthroplasty, with or without allograft; 1 component

27487

TKA

Revision of total knee arthroplasty, with or without allograft; femoral and entire tibial 
component

27488

Removal of prosthesis, including total knee prosthesis, methylmethacrylate with or 
without insertion of spacer, knee

27495

Prophylactic treatment (nailing, pinning, plating, or wiring) with or without 
methylmethacrylate, femur

27496

Decompression fasciotomy, thigh and/or knee, 1 compartment (flexor or extensor or 
adductor);

27497

Decompression fasciotomy, thigh and/or knee, 1 compartment (flexor or extensor or 
adductor); with debridement of nonviable muscle and/or nerve

27498

Decompression fasciotomy, thigh and/or knee, multiple compartments;

27499

Decompression fasciotomy, thigh and/or knee, multiple compartments; with 
debridement of nonviable muscle and/or nerve

29866

KARTHRO

Arthroscopy, knee, surgical; osteochondral autograft(s) (eg, mosaicplasty) (includes 
harvesting of the autograft[s])

29867

KARTHRO

Arthroscopy, knee, surgical; osteochondral allograft (eg, mosaicplasty)

29868

KARTHRO

Arthroscopy, knee, surgical; meniscal transplantation (includes arthrotomy for 
meniscal insertion), medial or lateral

CPT Code

Defined Ctgy Description

27880

Amputation, leg, through tibia and fibula;

27881

Amputation, leg, through tibia and fibula; with immediate fitting technique including 
application of first cast

27882

Amputation, leg, through tibia and fibula; open, circular (guillotine)

27884

Amputation, leg, through tibia and fibula; secondary closure or scar revision

27886

Amputation, leg, through tibia and fibula; re-amputation

27888

Amputation, ankle, through malleoli of tibia and fibula (eg, Syme, Pirogoff type 
procedures), with plastic closure and resection of nerves

27889

Ankle disarticulation

Leg/Ankle  –  Amputation

Leg/Ankle  –  Arthrodesis

CPT Code

Defined Ctgy Description

27870

ANKARTH

Arthrodesis, ankle, open

27871

Arthrodesis, tibiofibular joint, proximal or distal

CPT Code

Defined Ctgy Description

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)

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

Leg/Ankle  –  Arthroscopy

CPT Code

Defined Ctgy Description

27613

Biopsy, soft tissue of leg or ankle area; superficial

27614

Biopsy, soft tissue of leg or ankle area; deep (subfascial or intramuscular)

27615

Radical resection of tumor (eg, sarcoma), soft tissue of leg or ankle area; less than 5 
cm

27616

Radical resection of tumor (eg, sarcoma), soft tissue of leg or ankle area; 5 cm or 
greater

27618

Excision, tumor, soft tissue of leg or ankle area, subcutaneous; less than 3 cm

27619

Excision, tumor, soft tissue of leg or ankle area, subfascial (eg, intramuscular); less 
than 5 cm

27620

Arthrotomy, ankle, with joint exploration, with or without biopsy, with or without 
removal of loose or foreign body

27625

Arthrotomy, with synovectomy, ankle;

27626

Arthrotomy, with synovectomy, ankle; including tenosynovectomy

27630

Excision of lesion of tendon sheath or capsule (eg, cyst or ganglion), leg and/or ankle

27632

Excision, tumor, soft tissue of leg or ankle area, subcutaneous; 3 cm or greater

27634

Excision, tumor, soft tissue of leg or ankle area, subfascial (eg, intramuscular); 5 cm 
or greater

27635

Excision or curettage of bone cyst or benign tumor, tibia or fibula;

27637

Excision or curettage of bone cyst or benign tumor, tibia or fibula; with autograft 
(includes obtaining graft)

27638

Excision or curettage of bone cyst or benign tumor, tibia or fibula; with allograft

27640

Partial excision (craterization, saucerization, or diaphysectomy), bone (eg, 
osteomyelitis); tibia

27641

Partial excision (craterization, saucerization, or diaphysectomy), bone (eg, 
osteomyelitis); fibula

27645

Radical resection of tumor; tibia

27646

Radical resection of tumor; fibula

27647

Radical resection of tumor; talus or calcaneus

Leg/Ankle  –  Excision

CPT Code

Defined Ctgy Description

27750

Closed treatment of tibial shaft fracture (with or without fibular fracture); without 
manipulation

27756

Percutaneous skeletal fixation of tibial shaft fracture (with or without fibular fracture) 
(eg, pins or screws)

27758

FEM/TIB

Open treatment of tibial shaft fracture (with or without fibular fracture), with 
plate/screws, with or without cerclage

27759

FEM/TIB

Treatment of tibial shaft fracture (with or without fibular fracture) by intramedullary 
implant, with or without interlocking screws and/or cerclage

27760

Closed treatment of medial malleolus fracture; without manipulation

27766

ANKFRAC

Open treatment of medial malleolus fracture, includes internal fixation, when 
performed

27769

ANKFRAC

Open treatment of posterior malleolus fracture, includes internal fixation, when 
performed

27780

Closed treatment of proximal fibula or shaft fracture; without manipulation

27784

Open treatment of proximal fibula or shaft fracture, includes internal fixation, when 
performed

27786

Closed treatment of distal fibular fracture (lateral malleolus); without manipulation

27792

ANKFRAC

Open treatment of distal fibular fracture (lateral malleolus), includes internal fixation, 
when performed

27808

Closed treatment of bimalleolar ankle fracture (eg, lateral and medial malleoli, or 
lateral and posterior malleoli or medial and posterior malleoli); without manipulation

27814

ANKFRAC

Open treatment of bimalleolar ankle fracture (eg, lateral and medial malleoli, or lateral 
and posterior malleoli, or medial and posterior malleoli), includes internal fixation, 
when performed

27816

Closed treatment of trimalleolar ankle fracture; without manipulation

27822

ANKFRAC

Open treatment of trimalleolar ankle fracture, includes internal fixation, when 
performed, medial and/or lateral malleolus; without fixation of posterior lip

27823

ANKFRAC

Open treatment of trimalleolar ankle fracture, includes internal fixation, when 
performed, medial and/or lateral malleolus; with fixation of posterior lip

27824

Closed treatment of fracture of weight bearing articular portion of distal tibia (eg, pilon 
or tibial plafond), with or without anesthesia; without manipulation

27826

ANKFRAC

Open treatment of fracture of weight bearing articular surface/portion of distal tibia 
(eg, pilon or tibial plafond), with internal fixation, when performed; of fibula only

27827

ANKFRAC

Open treatment of fracture of weight bearing articular surface/portion of distal tibia 
(eg, pilon or tibial plafond), with internal fixation, when performed; of tibia only

27828

ANKFRAC

Open treatment of fracture of weight bearing articular surface/portion of distal tibia 
(eg, pilon or tibial plafond), with internal fixation, when performed; of both tibia and 
fibula

27829

ANKFRAC

Open treatment of distal tibiofibular joint (syndesmosis) disruption, includes internal 
fixation, when performed

27832

Open treatment of proximal tibiofibular joint dislocation, includes internal fixation, 
when performed, or with excision of proximal fibula

27846

Open treatment of ankle dislocation, with or without percutaneous skeletal fixation; 
without repair or internal fixation

27848

Open treatment of ankle dislocation, with or without percutaneous skeletal fixation; 
with repair or internal or external fixation

Leg/Ankle  –  Fracture and/or Dislocation

CPT Code

Defined Ctgy Description

27600

Decompression fasciotomy, leg; anterior and/or lateral compartments only

27601

Decompression fasciotomy, leg; posterior compartment(s) only

Leg/Ankle  –  Incision

27602

Decompression fasciotomy, leg; anterior and/or lateral, and posterior compartment(s)

27603

Incision and drainage, leg or ankle; deep abscess or hematoma

27604

Incision and drainage, leg or ankle; infected bursa

27605

Tenotomy, percutaneous, Achilles tendon (separate procedure); local anesthesia

27606

Tenotomy, percutaneous, Achilles tendon (separate procedure); general anesthesia

27607

Incision (eg, osteomyelitis or bone abscess), leg or ankle

27610

Arthrotomy, ankle, including exploration, drainage, or removal of foreign body

27612

Arthrotomy, posterior capsular release, ankle, with or without Achilles tendon 
lengthening

CPT Code

Defined Ctgy Description

27648

Injection procedure for ankle arthrography

Leg/Ankle  –  Intro or Removal

CPT Code

Defined Ctgy Description

27752

Closed treatment of tibial shaft fracture (with or without fibular fracture); with 
manipulation, with or without skeletal traction

27762

Closed treatment of medial malleolus fracture; with manipulation, with or without skin 
or skeletal traction

27781

Closed treatment of proximal fibula or shaft fracture; with manipulation

27788

Closed treatment of distal fibular fracture (lateral malleolus); with manipulation

27810

Closed treatment of bimalleolar ankle fracture (eg, lateral and medial malleoli, or 
lateral and posterior malleoli or medial and posterior malleoli); with manipulation

27818

Closed treatment of trimalleolar ankle fracture; with manipulation

27825

Closed treatment of fracture of weight bearing articular portion of distal tibia (eg, pilon 
or tibial plafond), with or without anesthesia; with skeletal traction and/or requiring 
manipulation

27830

Closed treatment of proximal tibiofibular joint dislocation; without anesthesia

27831

Closed treatment of proximal tibiofibular joint dislocation; requiring anesthesia

27840

Closed treatment of ankle dislocation; without anesthesia

27842

Closed treatment of ankle dislocation; requiring anesthesia, with or without 
percutaneous skeletal fixation

27860

Manipulation of ankle under general anesthesia (includes application of traction or 
other fixation apparatus)

Leg/Ankle  –  Manipulation

CPT Code

Defined Ctgy Description

27892

Decompression fasciotomy, leg; anterior and/or lateral compartments only, with 
debridement of nonviable muscle and/or nerve

27893

Decompression fasciotomy, leg; posterior compartment(s) only, with debridement of 
nonviable muscle and/or nerve

27894

Decompression fasciotomy, leg; anterior and/or lateral, and posterior compartment(s), 
with debridement of nonviable muscle and/or nerve

27899

Unlisted procedure, leg or ankle

29581

Application of multi-layer compression system; leg (below knee), including ankle and 
foot

Leg/Ankle  –  Other

Leg/Ankle  –  Repair/Revision/Reconstruction

CPT Code

Defined Ctgy Description

20696

Application of multiplane (pins or wires in more than 1 plane), unilateral, external 
fixation with stereotactic computer-assisted adjustment (eg, spatial frame), including 
imaging; initial and subsequent alignment(s), assessment(s), and computation(s) of 
adjustment schedule(s)

20697

Application of multiplane (pins or wires in more than 1 plane), unilateral, external 
fixation with stereotactic computer-assisted adjustment (eg, spatial frame), including 
imaging; exchange (ie, removal and replacement) of strut, each

27650

Repair, primary, open or percutaneous, ruptured Achilles tendon;

27652

Repair, primary, open or percutaneous, ruptured Achilles tendon; with graft (includes 
obtaining graft)

27654

Repair, secondary, Achilles tendon, with or without graft

27656

Repair, fascial defect of leg

27658

Repair, flexor tendon, leg; primary, without graft, each tendon

27659

Repair, flexor tendon, leg; secondary, with or without graft, each tendon

27664

Repair, extensor tendon, leg; primary, without graft, each tendon

27665

Repair, extensor tendon, leg; secondary, with or without graft, each tendon

27675

Repair, dislocating peroneal tendons; without fibular osteotomy

27676

Repair, dislocating peroneal tendons; with fibular osteotomy

27680

Tenolysis, flexor or extensor tendon, leg and/or ankle; single, each tendon

27681

Tenolysis, flexor or extensor tendon, leg and/or ankle; multiple tendons (through 
separate incision[s])

27685

Lengthening or shortening of tendon, leg or ankle; single tendon (separate procedure)

27686

Lengthening or shortening of tendon, leg or ankle; multiple tendons (through same 
incision), each

27687

Gastrocnemius recession (eg, Strayer procedure)

27690

Transfer or transplant of single tendon (with muscle redirection or rerouting); 
superficial (eg, anterior tibial extensors into midfoot)

27691

Transfer or transplant of single tendon (with muscle redirection or rerouting); deep 
(eg, anterior tibial or posterior tibial through interosseous space, flexor digitorum 
longus, flexor hallucis longus, or peroneal tendon to midfoot or hindfoot)

27692

Transfer or transplant of single tendon (with muscle redirection or rerouting); each 
additional tendon (List separately in addition to code for primary procedure)

27695

Repair, primary, disrupted ligament, ankle; collateral

27696

Repair, primary, disrupted ligament, ankle; both collateral ligaments

27698

Repair, secondary, disrupted ligament, ankle, collateral (eg, Watson-Jones procedure)

27700

Arthroplasty, ankle;

27702

Arthroplasty, ankle; with implant (total ankle)

27703

Arthroplasty, ankle; revision, total ankle

27704

Removal of ankle implant

27705

Osteotomy; tibia

27707

Osteotomy; fibula

27709

Osteotomy; tibia and fibula

27712

Osteotomy; multiple, with realignment on intramedullary rod (eg, Sofield type 
procedure)

27715

Osteoplasty, tibia and fibula, lengthening or shortening

27720

Repair of nonunion or malunion, tibia; without graft, (eg, compression technique)

27722

Repair of nonunion or malunion, tibia; with sliding graft

27724

Repair of nonunion or malunion, tibia; with iliac or other autograft (includes obtaining 
graft)

27725

Repair of nonunion or malunion, tibia; by synostosis, with fibula, any method

27726

Repair of fibula nonunion and/or malunion with internal fixation

27727

Repair of congenital pseudarthrosis, tibia

27730

Arrest, epiphyseal (epiphysiodesis), open; distal tibia

27732

Arrest, epiphyseal (epiphysiodesis), open; distal fibula

27734

Arrest, epiphyseal (epiphysiodesis), open; distal tibia and fibula

27740

Arrest, epiphyseal (epiphysiodesis), any method, combined, proximal and distal tibia 
and fibula;

27742

Arrest, epiphyseal (epiphysiodesis), any method, combined, proximal and distal tibia 
and fibula; and distal femur

27745

Prophylactic treatment (nailing, pinning, plating or wiring) with or without 
methylmethacrylate, tibia

CPT Code

Defined Ctgy Description

28800

Amputation, foot; midtarsal (eg, Chopart type procedure)

28805

Amputation, foot; transmetatarsal

28810

Amputation, metatarsal, with toe, single

28820

Amputation, toe; metatarsophalangeal joint

28825

Amputation, toe; interphalangeal joint

Foot/Toes  –  Amputation

CPT Code

Defined Ctgy Description

28705

ANKARTH

Arthrodesis; pantalar

28715

ANKARTH

Arthrodesis; triple

28725

ANKARTH

Arthrodesis; subtalar

28730

ANKARTH

Arthrodesis, midtarsal or tarsometatarsal, multiple or transverse;

28735

ANKARTH

Arthrodesis, midtarsal or tarsometatarsal, multiple or transverse; with osteotomy (eg, 
flatfoot correction)

28737

ANKARTH

Arthrodesis, with tendon lengthening and advancement, midtarsal, tarsal navicular-
cuneiform (eg, Miller type procedure)

28740

Arthrodesis, midtarsal or tarsometatarsal, single joint

28750

Arthrodesis, great toe; metatarsophalangeal joint

28755

Arthrodesis, great toe; interphalangeal joint

28760

Arthrodesis, with extensor hallucis longus transfer to first metatarsal neck, great toe, 
interphalangeal joint (eg, Jones type procedure)

Foot/Toes  –  Arthrodesis

CPT Code

Defined Ctgy Description

29904

Arthroscopy, subtalar joint, surgical; with removal of loose body or foreign body

29905

Arthroscopy, subtalar joint, surgical; with synovectomy

29906

Arthroscopy, subtalar joint, surgical; with debridement

29907

Arthroscopy, subtalar joint, surgical; with subtalar arthrodesis

Foot/Toes  –  Arthroscopy

CPT Code

Defined Ctgy Description

28039

Excision, tumor, soft tissue of foot or toe, subcutaneous; 1.5 cm or greater

28041

Excision, tumor, soft tissue of foot or toe, subfascial (eg, intramuscular); 1.5 cm or 
greater

28043

Excision, tumor, soft tissue of foot or toe, subcutaneous; less than 1.5 cm

28045

Excision, tumor, soft tissue of foot or toe, subfascial (eg, intramuscular); less than 1.5 
cm

28046

Radical resection of tumor (eg, sarcoma), soft tissue of foot or toe; less than 3 cm

28047

Radical resection of tumor (eg, sarcoma), soft tissue of foot or toe; 3 cm or greater

28050

Arthrotomy with biopsy; intertarsal or tarsometatarsal joint

28052

Arthrotomy with biopsy; metatarsophalangeal joint

28054

Arthrotomy with biopsy; interphalangeal joint

28060

Fasciectomy, plantar fascia; partial (separate procedure)

28062

Fasciectomy, plantar fascia; radical (separate procedure)

28070

Synovectomy; intertarsal or tarsometatarsal joint, each

28072

Synovectomy; metatarsophalangeal joint, each

28080

Excision, interdigital (Morton) neuroma, single, each

28086

Synovectomy, tendon sheath, foot; flexor

28088

Synovectomy, tendon sheath, foot; extensor

28090

Excision of lesion, tendon, tendon sheath, or capsule (including synovectomy) (eg, 
cyst or ganglion); foot

28092

Excision of lesion, tendon, tendon sheath, or capsule (including synovectomy) (eg, 
cyst or ganglion); toe(s), each

28100

Excision or curettage of bone cyst or benign tumor, talus or calcaneus;

28102

Excision or curettage of bone cyst or benign tumor, talus or calcaneus; with iliac or 
other autograft (includes obtaining graft)

28103

Excision or curettage of bone cyst or benign tumor, talus or calcaneus; with allograft

28104

Excision or curettage of bone cyst or benign tumor, tarsal or metatarsal, except talus 
or calcaneus;

28106

Excision or curettage of bone cyst or benign tumor, tarsal or metatarsal, except talus 
or calcaneus; with iliac or other autograft (includes obtaining graft)

28107

Excision or curettage of bone cyst or benign tumor, tarsal or metatarsal, except talus 
or calcaneus; with allograft

28108

Excision or curettage of bone cyst or benign tumor, phalanges of foot

28110

Ostectomy, partial excision, fifth metatarsal head (bunionette) (separate procedure)

28111

Ostectomy, complete excision; first metatarsal head

28112

Ostectomy, complete excision; other metatarsal head (second, third or fourth)

28113

Ostectomy, complete excision; fifth metatarsal head

28114

Ostectomy, complete excision; all metatarsal heads, with partial proximal 
phalangectomy, excluding first metatarsal (eg, Clayton type procedure)

28116

Ostectomy, excision of tarsal coalition

28118

Ostectomy, calcaneus;

28119

Ostectomy, calcaneus; for spur, with or without plantar fascial release

28120

Partial excision (craterization, saucerization, sequestrectomy, or diaphysectomy) bone 
(eg, osteomyelitis or bossing); talus or calcaneus

Foot/Toes  –  Excision

28122

Partial excision (craterization, saucerization, sequestrectomy, or diaphysectomy) bone 
(eg, osteomyelitis or bossing); tarsal or metatarsal bone, except talus or calcaneus

28124

Partial excision (craterization, saucerization, sequestrectomy, or diaphysectomy) bone 
(eg, osteomyelitis or bossing); phalanx of toe

28126

Resection, partial or complete, phalangeal base, each toe

28130

Talectomy (astragalectomy)

28140

Metatarsectomy

28150

Phalangectomy, toe, each toe

28153

Resection, condyle(s), distal end of phalanx, each toe

28160

Hemiphalangectomy or interphalangeal joint excision, toe, proximal end of phalanx, 
each

28171

Radical resection of tumor; tarsal (except talus or calcaneus)

28173

Radical resection of tumor; metatarsal

28175

Radical resection of tumor; phalanx of toe

CPT Code

Defined Ctgy Description

28400

Closed treatment of calcaneal fracture; without manipulation

28406

Percutaneous skeletal fixation of calcaneal fracture, with manipulation

28415

Open treatment of calcaneal fracture, includes internal fixation, when performed;

28420

Open treatment of calcaneal fracture, includes internal fixation, when performed; with 
primary iliac or other autogenous bone graft (includes obtaining graft)

28430

Closed treatment of talus fracture; without manipulation

28436

Percutaneous skeletal fixation of talus fracture, with manipulation

28445

Open treatment of talus fracture, includes internal fixation, when performed

28450

Treatment of tarsal bone fracture (except talus and calcaneus); without manipulation, 
each

28456

Percutaneous skeletal fixation of tarsal bone fracture (except talus and calcaneus), 
with manipulation, each

28465

Open treatment of tarsal bone fracture (except talus and calcaneus), includes internal 
fixation, when performed, each

28470

Closed treatment of metatarsal fracture; without manipulation, each

28476

Percutaneous skeletal fixation of metatarsal fracture, with manipulation, each

28485

Open treatment of metatarsal fracture, includes internal fixation, when performed, 
each

28490

Closed treatment of fracture great toe, phalanx or phalanges; without manipulation

28496

Percutaneous skeletal fixation of fracture great toe, phalanx or phalanges, with 
manipulation

28505

Open treatment of fracture, great toe, phalanx or phalanges, includes internal fixation, 
when performed

28510

Closed treatment of fracture, phalanx or phalanges, other than great toe; without 
manipulation, each

28525

Open treatment of fracture, phalanx or phalanges, other than great toe, includes 
internal fixation, when performed, each

28530

Closed treatment of sesamoid fracture

28531

Open treatment of sesamoid fracture, with or without internal fixation

28546

Percutaneous skeletal fixation of tarsal bone dislocation, other than talotarsal, with 
manipulation

Foot/Toes  –  Fracture and/or Dislocation

28555

Open treatment of tarsal bone dislocation, includes internal fixation, when performed

28576

Percutaneous skeletal fixation of talotarsal joint dislocation, with manipulation

28585

Open treatment of talotarsal joint dislocation, includes internal fixation, when 
performed

28606

Percutaneous skeletal fixation of tarsometatarsal joint dislocation, with manipulation

28615

Open treatment of tarsometatarsal joint dislocation, includes internal fixation, when 
performed

28636

Percutaneous skeletal fixation of metatarsophalangeal joint dislocation, with 
manipulation

28645

Open treatment of metatarsophalangeal joint dislocation, includes internal fixation, 
when performed

28666

Percutaneous skeletal fixation of interphalangeal joint dislocation, with manipulation

28675

Open treatment of interphalangeal joint dislocation, includes internal fixation, when 
performed

CPT Code

Defined Ctgy Description

28001

Incision and drainage, bursa, foot

28002

Incision and drainage below fascia, with or without tendon sheath involvement, foot; 
single bursal space

28003

Incision and drainage below fascia, with or without tendon sheath involvement, foot; 
multiple areas

28005

Incision, bone cortex (eg, osteomyelitis or bone abscess), foot

28008

Fasciotomy, foot and/or toe

28010

Tenotomy, percutaneous, toe; single tendon

28011

Tenotomy, percutaneous, toe; multiple tendons

28020

Arthrotomy, including exploration, drainage, or removal of loose or foreign body; 
intertarsal or tarsometatarsal joint

28022

Arthrotomy, including exploration, drainage, or removal of loose or foreign body; 
metatarsophalangeal joint

28024

Arthrotomy, including exploration, drainage, or removal of loose or foreign body; 
interphalangeal joint

28035

Release, tarsal tunnel (posterior tibial nerve decompression)

28055

Neurectomy, intrinsic musculature of foot

Foot/Toes  –  Incision

CPT Code

Defined Ctgy Description

28190

Removal of foreign body, foot; subcutaneous

28192

Removal of foreign body, foot; deep

28193

Removal of foreign body, foot; complicated

Foot/Toes  –  Intro or Removal

CPT Code

Defined Ctgy Description

28405

Closed treatment of calcaneal fracture; with manipulation

28435

Closed treatment of talus fracture; with manipulation

28455

Treatment of tarsal bone fracture (except talus and calcaneus); with manipulation, 
each

28475

Closed treatment of metatarsal fracture; with manipulation, each

Foot/Toes  –  Manipulation

28495

Closed treatment of fracture great toe, phalanx or phalanges; with manipulation

28515

Closed treatment of fracture, phalanx or phalanges, other than great toe; with 
manipulation, each

28540

Closed treatment of tarsal bone dislocation, other than talotarsal; without anesthesia

28545

Closed treatment of tarsal bone dislocation, other than talotarsal; requiring anesthesia

28570

Closed treatment of talotarsal joint dislocation; without anesthesia

28575

Closed treatment of talotarsal joint dislocation; requiring anesthesia

28600

Closed treatment of tarsometatarsal joint dislocation; without anesthesia

28605

Closed treatment of tarsometatarsal joint dislocation; requiring anesthesia

28630

Closed treatment of metatarsophalangeal joint dislocation; without anesthesia

28635

Closed treatment of metatarsophalangeal joint dislocation; requiring anesthesia

28660

Closed treatment of interphalangeal joint dislocation; without anesthesia

28665

Closed treatment of interphalangeal joint dislocation; requiring anesthesia

CPT Code

Defined Ctgy Description

28899

Unlisted procedure, foot or toes

Foot/Toes  –  Other

CPT Code

Defined Ctgy Description

0335T

Extra-osseous subtalar joint implant for talotarsal stabilization

20696

Application of multiplane (pins or wires in more than 1 plane), unilateral, external 
fixation with stereotactic computer-assisted adjustment (eg, spatial frame), including 
imaging; initial and subsequent alignment(s), assessment(s), and computation(s) of 
adjustment schedule(s)

20697

Application of multiplane (pins or wires in more than 1 plane), unilateral, external 
fixation with stereotactic computer-assisted adjustment (eg, spatial frame), including 
imaging; exchange (ie, removal and replacement) of strut, each

28200

Repair, tendon, flexor, foot; primary or secondary, without free graft, each tendon

28202

Repair, tendon, flexor, foot; secondary with free graft, each tendon (includes obtaining 
graft)

28208

Repair, tendon, extensor, foot; primary or secondary, each tendon

28210

Repair, tendon, extensor, foot; secondary with free graft, each tendon (includes 
obtaining graft)

28220

Tenolysis, flexor, foot; single tendon

28222

Tenolysis, flexor, foot; multiple tendons

28225

Tenolysis, extensor, foot; single tendon

28226

Tenolysis, extensor, foot; multiple tendons

28230

Tenotomy, open, tendon flexor; foot, single or multiple tendon(s) (separate procedure)

28232

Tenotomy, open, tendon flexor; toe, single tendon (separate procedure)

28234

Tenotomy, open, extensor, foot or toe, each tendon

28238

Reconstruction (advancement), posterior tibial tendon with excision of accessory 
tarsal navicular bone (eg, Kidner type procedure)

28240

Tenotomy, lengthening, or release, abductor hallucis muscle

28250

Division of plantar fascia and muscle (eg, Steindler stripping) (separate procedure)

28260

Capsulotomy, midfoot; medial release only (separate procedure)

Foot/Toes  –  Repair/Revision/Reconstruction

28261

Capsulotomy, midfoot; with tendon lengthening

28262

Capsulotomy, midfoot; extensive, including posterior talotibial capsulotomy and 
tendon(s) lengthening (eg, resistant clubfoot deformity)

28264

Capsulotomy, midtarsal (eg, Heyman type procedure)

28270

Capsulotomy; metatarsophalangeal joint, with or without tenorrhaphy, each joint 
(separate procedure)

28272

Capsulotomy; interphalangeal joint, each joint (separate procedure)

28280

Syndactylization, toes (eg, webbing or Kelikian type procedure)

28285

Correction, hammertoe (eg, interphalangeal fusion, partial or total phalangectomy)

28286

Correction, cock-up fifth toe, with plastic skin closure (eg, Ruiz-Mora type procedure)

28288

Ostectomy, partial, exostectomy or condylectomy, metatarsal head, each metatarsal 
head

28290

Correction, hallux valgus (bunion), with or without sesamoidectomy; simple 
exostectomy (eg, Silver type procedure)

28292

Correction, hallux valgus (bunion), with or without sesamoidectomy; Keller, McBride, 
or Mayo type procedure

28293

Correction, hallux valgus (bunion), with or without sesamoidectomy; resection of joint 
with implant

28294

Correction, hallux valgus (bunion), with or without sesamoidectomy; with tendon 
transplants (eg, Joplin type procedure)

28296

Correction, hallux valgus (bunion), with or without sesamoidectomy; with metatarsal 
osteotomy (eg, Mitchell, Chevron, or concentric type procedures)

28297

Correction, hallux valgus (bunion), with or without sesamoidectomy; Lapidus-type 
procedure

28298

Correction, hallux valgus (bunion), with or without sesamoidectomy; by phalanx 
osteotomy

28299

Correction, hallux valgus (bunion), with or without sesamoidectomy; by double 
osteotomy

28300

Osteotomy; calcaneus (eg, Dwyer or Chambers type procedure), with or without 
internal fixation

28302

Osteotomy; talus

28304

Osteotomy, tarsal bones, other than calcaneus or talus;

28305

Osteotomy, tarsal bones, other than calcaneus or talus; with autograft (includes 
obtaining graft) (eg, Fowler type)

28306

Osteotomy, with or without lengthening, shortening or angular correction, metatarsal; 
first metatarsal

28307

Osteotomy, with or without lengthening, shortening or angular correction, metatarsal; 
first metatarsal with autograft (other than first toe)

28308

Osteotomy, with or without lengthening, shortening or angular correction, metatarsal; 
other than first metatarsal, each

28309

Osteotomy, with or without lengthening, shortening or angular correction, metatarsal; 
multiple (eg, Swanson type cavus foot procedure)

28310

Osteotomy, shortening, angular or rotational correction; proximal phalanx, first toe 
(separate procedure)

28312

Osteotomy, shortening, angular or rotational correction; other phalanges, any toe

28313

Reconstruction, angular deformity of toe, soft tissue procedures only (eg, overlapping 
second toe, fifth toe, curly toes)

28315

Sesamoidectomy, first toe (separate procedure)

28320

Repair, nonunion or malunion; tarsal bones

28322

Repair, nonunion or malunion; metatarsal, with or without bone graft (includes 
obtaining graft)

28340

Reconstruction, toe, macrodactyly; soft tissue resection

28341

Reconstruction, toe, macrodactyly; requiring bone resection

28344

Reconstruction, toe(s); polydactyly

28345

Reconstruction, toe(s); syndactyly, with or without skin graft(s), each web

28360

Reconstruction, cleft foot

CPT Code

Defined Ctgy Description

29999

Unlisted procedure, arthroscopy

Other Musculoskeletal  –  Arthroscopy

CPT Code

Defined Ctgy Description

11045

Debridement, subcutaneous tissue (includes epidermis and dermis, if performed); 
each additional 20 sq cm, or part thereof (List separately in addition to code for 
primary procedure)

11046

Debridement, muscle and/or fascia (includes epidermis, dermis, and subcutaneous 
tissue, if performed); each additional 20 sq cm, or part thereof (List separately in 
addition to code for primary procedure)

11047

Debridement, bone (includes epidermis, dermis, subcutaneous tissue, muscle and/or 
fascia, if performed); each additional 20 sq cm, or part thereof (List separately in 
addition to code for primary procedure)

20200

Biopsy, muscle; superficial

20205

Biopsy, muscle; deep

20206

Biopsy, muscle, percutaneous needle

20220

Biopsy, bone, trocar, or needle; superficial (eg, ilium, sternum, spinous process, ribs)

20225

Biopsy, bone, trocar, or needle; deep (eg, vertebral body, femur)

20240

Biopsy, bone, open; superficial (eg, ilium, sternum, spinous process, ribs, trochanter 
of femur)

20245

Biopsy, bone, open; deep (eg, humerus, ischium, femur)

20250

Biopsy, vertebral body, open; thoracic

20251

Biopsy, vertebral body, open; lumbar or cervical

21015

Radical resection of tumor (eg, sarcoma), soft tissue of face or scalp; less than 2 cm

21025

Excision of bone (eg, for osteomyelitis or bone abscess); mandible

21026

Excision of bone (eg, for osteomyelitis or bone abscess); facial bone(s)

21029

Removal by contouring of benign tumor of facial bone (eg, fibrous dysplasia)

21030

Excision of benign tumor or cyst of maxilla or zygoma by enucleation and curettage

21031

Excision of torus mandibularis

21032

Excision of maxillary torus palatinus

21034

Excision of malignant tumor of maxilla or zygoma

21040

Excision of benign tumor or cyst of mandible, by enucleation and/or curettage

21044

Excision of malignant tumor of mandible;

21045

Excision of malignant tumor of mandible; radical resection

21050

Condylectomy, temporomandibular joint (separate procedure)

21060

Meniscectomy, partial or complete, temporomandibular joint (separate procedure)

21070

Coronoidectomy (separate procedure)

21550

Biopsy, soft tissue of neck or thorax

Other Musculoskeletal  –  Excision

21552

Excision, tumor, soft tissue of neck or anterior thorax, subcutaneous; 3 cm or greater

21554

Excision, tumor, soft tissue of neck or anterior thorax, subfascial (eg, intramuscular); 5 
cm or greater

21555

Excision, tumor, soft tissue of neck or anterior thorax, subcutaneous; less than 3 cm

21556

Excision, tumor, soft tissue of neck or anterior thorax, subfascial (eg, intramuscular); 
less than 5 cm

21557

Radical resection of tumor (eg, sarcoma), soft tissue of neck or anterior thorax; less 
than 5 cm

21558

Radical resection of tumor (eg, sarcoma), soft tissue of neck or anterior thorax; 5 cm 
or greater

21600

Excision of rib, partial

21610

Costotransversectomy (separate procedure)

21615

Excision first and/or cervical rib;

21616

Excision first and/or cervical rib; with sympathectomy

21620

Ostectomy of sternum, partial

21627

Sternal debridement

21630

Radical resection of sternum;

21632

Radical resection of sternum; with mediastinal lymphadenectomy

21920

Biopsy, soft tissue of back or flank; superficial

21925

Biopsy, soft tissue of back or flank; deep

21930

Excision, tumor, soft tissue of back or flank, subcutaneous; less than 3 cm

21931

Excision, tumor, soft tissue of back or flank, subcutaneous; 3 cm or greater

21932

Excision, tumor, soft tissue of back or flank, subfascial (eg, intramuscular); less than 5 
cm

21933

Excision, tumor, soft tissue of back or flank, subfascial (eg, intramuscular); 5 cm or 
greater

21935

Radical resection of tumor (eg, sarcoma), soft tissue of back or flank; less than 5 cm

21936

Radical resection of tumor (eg, sarcoma), soft tissue of back or flank; 5 cm or greater

22900

Excision, tumor, soft tissue of abdominal wall, subfascial (eg, intramuscular); less than 
5 cm

22901

Excision, tumor, soft tissue of abdominal wall, subfascial (eg, intramuscular); 5 cm or 
greater

22902

Excision, tumor, soft tissue of abdominal wall, subcutaneous; less than 3 cm

22903

Excision, tumor, soft tissue of abdominal wall, subcutaneous; 3 cm or greater

22904

Radical resection of tumor (eg, sarcoma), soft tissue of abdominal wall; less than 5 
cm

22905

Radical resection of tumor (eg, sarcoma), soft tissue of abdominal wall; 5 cm or 
greater

CPT Code

Defined Ctgy Description

21310

Closed treatment of nasal bone fracture without manipulation

21315

Closed treatment of nasal bone fracture; without stabilization

21320

Closed treatment of nasal bone fracture; with stabilization

21325

Open treatment of nasal fracture; uncomplicated

21330

Open treatment of nasal fracture; complicated, with internal and/or external skeletal 
fixation

Other Musculoskeletal  –  Fracture and/or Dislocation

21335

Open treatment of nasal fracture; with concomitant open treatment of fractured 
septum

21336

Open treatment of nasal septal fracture, with or without stabilization

21337

Closed treatment of nasal septal fracture, with or without stabilization

21338

Open treatment of nasoethmoid fracture; without external fixation

21339

Open treatment of nasoethmoid fracture; with external fixation

21340

Percutaneous treatment of nasoethmoid complex fracture, with splint, wire or headcap 
fixation, including repair of canthal ligaments and/or the nasolacrimal apparatus

21343

Open treatment of depressed frontal sinus fracture

21344

Open treatment of complicated (eg, comminuted or involving posterior wall) frontal 
sinus fracture, via coronal or multiple approaches

21345

Closed treatment of nasomaxillary complex fracture (LeFort II type), with interdental 
wire fixation or fixation of denture or splint

21346

Open treatment of nasomaxillary complex fracture (LeFort II type); with wiring and/or 
local fixation

21347

Open treatment of nasomaxillary complex fracture (LeFort II type); requiring multiple 
open approaches

21348

Open treatment of nasomaxillary complex fracture (LeFort II type); with bone grafting 
(includes obtaining graft)

21355

Percutaneous treatment of fracture of malar area, including zygomatic arch and malar 
tripod, with manipulation

21356

Open treatment of depressed zygomatic arch fracture (eg, Gillies approach)

21360

Open treatment of depressed malar fracture, including zygomatic arch and malar 
tripod

21365

Open treatment of complicated (eg, comminuted or involving cranial nerve foramina) 
fracture(s) of malar area, including zygomatic arch and malar tripod; with internal 
fixation and multiple surgical approaches

21366

Open treatment of complicated (eg, comminuted or involving cranial nerve foramina) 
fracture(s) of malar area, including zygomatic arch and malar tripod; with bone 
grafting (includes obtaining graft)

21385

Open treatment of orbital floor blowout fracture; transantral approach (Caldwell-Luc 
type operation)

21386

Open treatment of orbital floor blowout fracture; periorbital approach

21387

Open treatment of orbital floor blowout fracture; combined approach

21390

Open treatment of orbital floor blowout fracture; periorbital approach, with alloplastic 
or other implant

21395

Open treatment of orbital floor blowout fracture; periorbital approach with bone graft 
(includes obtaining graft)

21400

Closed treatment of fracture of orbit, except blowout; without manipulation

21401

Closed treatment of fracture of orbit, except blowout; with manipulation

21406

Open treatment of fracture of orbit, except blowout; without implant

21407

Open treatment of fracture of orbit, except blowout; with implant

21408

Open treatment of fracture of orbit, except blowout; with bone grafting (includes 
obtaining graft)

21421

Closed treatment of palatal or maxillary fracture (LeFort I type), with interdental wire 
fixation or fixation of denture or splint

21422

Open treatment of palatal or maxillary fracture (LeFort I type);

21423

Open treatment of palatal or maxillary fracture (LeFort I type); complicated 
(comminuted or involving cranial nerve foramina), multiple approaches

21431

Closed treatment of craniofacial separation (LeFort III type) using interdental wire 
fixation of denture or splint

21432

Open treatment of craniofacial separation (LeFort III type); with wiring and/or internal 
fixation

21433

Open treatment of craniofacial separation (LeFort III type); complicated (eg, 
comminuted or involving cranial nerve foramina), multiple surgical approaches

21435

Open treatment of craniofacial separation (LeFort III type); complicated, utilizing 
internal and/or external fixation techniques (eg, head cap, halo device, and/or 
intermaxillary fixation)

21436

Open treatment of craniofacial separation (LeFort III type); complicated, multiple 
surgical approaches, internal fixation, with bone grafting (includes obtaining graft)

21440

Closed treatment of mandibular or maxillary alveolar ridge fracture (separate 
procedure)

21445

Open treatment of mandibular or maxillary alveolar ridge fracture (separate 
procedure)

21450

Closed treatment of mandibular fracture; without manipulation

21451

Closed treatment of mandibular fracture; with manipulation

21452

Percutaneous treatment of mandibular fracture, with external fixation

21453

Closed treatment of mandibular fracture with interdental fixation

21454

Open treatment of mandibular fracture with external fixation

21461

Open treatment of mandibular fracture; without interdental fixation

21462

Open treatment of mandibular fracture; with interdental fixation

21465

Open treatment of mandibular condylar fracture

21470

Open treatment of complicated mandibular fracture by multiple surgical approaches 
including internal fixation, interdental fixation, and/or wiring of dentures or splints

21480

Closed treatment of temporomandibular dislocation; initial or subsequent

21485

Closed treatment of temporomandibular dislocation; complicated (eg, recurrent 
requiring intermaxillary fixation or splinting), initial or subsequent

21490

Open treatment of temporomandibular dislocation

21495

Open treatment of hyoid fracture

21497

Interdental wiring, for condition other than fracture

21820

Closed treatment of sternum fracture

21825

Open treatment of sternum fracture with or without skeletal fixation

CPT Code

Defined Ctgy Description

20005

Incision and drainage of soft tissue abscess, subfascial (ie, involves the soft tissue 
below the deep fascia)

21010

Arthrotomy, temporomandibular joint

21501

Incision and drainage, deep abscess or hematoma, soft tissues of neck or thorax;

21502

Incision and drainage, deep abscess or hematoma, soft tissues of neck or thorax; with 
partial rib ostectomy

21510

Incision, deep, with opening of bone cortex (eg, for osteomyelitis or bone abscess), 
thorax

Other Musculoskeletal  –  Incision

CPT Code

Defined Ctgy Description

20500

Injection of sinus tract; therapeutic (separate procedure)

20501

Injection of sinus tract; diagnostic (sinogram)

20520

Removal of foreign body in muscle or tendon sheath; simple

Other Musculoskeletal  –  Intro or Removal

20525

Removal of foreign body in muscle or tendon sheath; deep or complicated

20550

Injection(s); single tendon sheath, or ligament, aponeurosis (eg, plantar "fascia")

20600

Arthrocentesis, aspiration and/or injection, small joint or bursa (eg, fingers, toes); 
without ultrasound guidance

20605

Arthrocentesis, aspiration and/or injection, intermediate joint or bursa (eg, 
temporomandibular, acromioclavicular, wrist, elbow or ankle, olecranon bursa); 
without ultrasound guidance

20610

Arthrocentesis, aspiration and/or injection, major joint or bursa (eg, shoulder, hip, 
knee, subacromial bursa); without ultrasound guidance

20615

Aspiration and injection for treatment of bone cyst

20650

Insertion of wire or pin with application of skeletal traction, including removal 
(separate procedure)

20660

Application of cranial tongs, caliper, or stereotactic frame, including removal (separate 
procedure)

20661

Application of halo, including removal; cranial

20662

Application of halo, including removal; pelvic

20663

Application of halo, including removal; femoral

20665

Removal of tongs or halo applied by another individual

20670

Removal of implant; superficial (eg, buried wire, pin or rod) (separate procedure)

20680

Removal of implant; deep (eg, buried wire, pin, screw, metal band, nail, rod or plate)

20690

Application of a uniplane (pins or wires in 1 plane), unilateral, external fixation system

20692

Application of a multiplane (pins or wires in more than 1 plane), unilateral, external 
fixation system (eg, Ilizarov, Monticelli type)

20693

Adjustment or revision of external fixation system requiring anesthesia (eg, new pin[s] 
or wire[s] and/or new ring[s] or bar[s])

20694

Removal, under anesthesia, of external fixation system

21076

Impression and custom preparation; surgical obturator prosthesis

21077

Impression and custom preparation; orbital prosthesis

21079

Impression and custom preparation; interim obturator prosthesis

21080

Impression and custom preparation; definitive obturator prosthesis

21081

Impression and custom preparation; mandibular resection prosthesis

21082

Impression and custom preparation; palatal augmentation prosthesis

21083

Impression and custom preparation; palatal lift prosthesis

21084

Impression and custom preparation; speech aid prosthesis

21085

Impression and custom preparation; oral surgical splint

21086

Impression and custom preparation; auricular prosthesis

21087

Impression and custom preparation; nasal prosthesis

21088

Impression and custom preparation; facial prosthesis

21089

Unlisted maxillofacial prosthetic procedure

21100

Application of halo type appliance for maxillofacial fixation, includes removal (separate 
procedure)

21110

Application of interdental fixation device for conditions other than fracture or 
dislocation, includes removal

21116

Injection procedure for temporomandibular joint arthrography

Other Musculoskeletal  –  Other

CPT Code

Defined Ctgy Description

20100

Exploration of penetrating wound (separate procedure); neck

20101

Exploration of penetrating wound (separate procedure); chest

20102

Exploration of penetrating wound (separate procedure); abdomen/flank/back

20103

Exploration of penetrating wound (separate procedure); extremity

20150

Excision of epiphyseal bar, with or without autogenous soft tissue graft obtained 
through same fascial incision

20802

Replantation, arm (includes surgical neck of humerus through elbow joint), complete 
amputation

20805

Replantation, forearm (includes radius and ulna to radial carpal joint), complete 
amputation

20808

Replantation, hand (includes hand through metacarpophalangeal joints), complete 
amputation

20816

Replantation, digit, excluding thumb (includes metacarpophalangeal joint to insertion 
of flexor sublimis tendon), complete amputation

20822

Replantation, digit, excluding thumb (includes distal tip to sublimis tendon insertion), 
complete amputation

20824

Replantation, thumb (includes carpometacarpal joint to MP joint), complete 
amputation

20827

Replantation, thumb (includes distal tip to MP joint), complete amputation

20838

Replantation, foot, complete amputation

20900

Bone graft, any donor area; minor or small (eg, dowel or button)

20902

Bone graft, any donor area; major or large

20910

Cartilage graft; costochondral

20912

Cartilage graft; nasal septum

20920

Fascia lata graft; by stripper

20922

Fascia lata graft; by incision and area exposure, complex or sheet

20924

Tendon graft, from a distance (eg, palmaris, toe extensor, plantaris)

20926

Tissue grafts, other (eg, paratenon, fat, dermis)

20930

Allograft, morselized, or placement of osteopromotive material, for spine surgery only 
(List separately in addition to code for primary procedure)

20931

Allograft, structural, for spine surgery only (List separately in addition to code for 
primary procedure)

20936

Autograft for spine surgery only (includes harvesting the graft); local (eg, ribs, spinous 
process, or laminar fragments) obtained from same incision (List separately in 
addition to code for primary procedure)

20937

Autograft for spine surgery only (includes harvesting the graft); morselized (through 
separate skin or fascial incision) (List separately in addition to code for primary 
procedure)

20938

Autograft for spine surgery only (includes harvesting the graft); structural, bicortical or 
tricortical (through separate skin or fascial incision) (List separately in addition to code 
for primary procedure)

20950

Monitoring of interstitial fluid pressure (includes insertion of device, eg, wick catheter 
technique, needle manometer technique) in detection of muscle compartment 
syndrome

20955

Bone graft with microvascular anastomosis; fibula

20956

Bone graft with microvascular anastomosis; iliac crest

20957

Bone graft with microvascular anastomosis; metatarsal

20962

Bone graft with microvascular anastomosis; other than fibula, iliac crest, or metatarsal

20969

Free osteocutaneous flap with microvascular anastomosis; other than iliac crest, 
metatarsal, or great toe

20970

Free osteocutaneous flap with microvascular anastomosis; iliac crest

20972

Free osteocutaneous flap with microvascular anastomosis; metatarsal

20973

Free osteocutaneous flap with microvascular anastomosis; great toe with web space

20974

Electrical stimulation to aid bone healing; noninvasive (nonoperative)

20975

Electrical stimulation to aid bone healing; invasive (operative)

20999

Unlisted procedure, musculoskeletal system, general

21299

Unlisted craniofacial and maxillofacial procedure

21499

Unlisted musculoskeletal procedure, head

21899

Unlisted procedure, neck or thorax

22999

Unlisted procedure, abdomen, musculoskeletal system

29000

Application of halo type body cast (see 20661-20663 for insertion)

29010

Application of Risser jacket, localizer, body; only

29015

Application of Risser jacket, localizer, body; including head

29035

Application of body cast, shoulder to hips;

29040

Application of body cast, shoulder to hips; including head, Minerva type

29044

Application of body cast, shoulder to hips; including 1 thigh

29046

Application of body cast, shoulder to hips; including both thighs

29049

Application, cast; figure-of-eight

29055

Application, cast; shoulder spica

29058

Application, cast; plaster Velpeau

29065

Application, cast; shoulder to hand (long arm)

29075

Application, cast; elbow to finger (short arm)

29085

Application, cast; hand and lower forearm (gauntlet)

29105

Application of long arm splint (shoulder to hand)

29125

Application of short arm splint (forearm to hand); static

29126

Application of short arm splint (forearm to hand); dynamic

29130

Application of finger splint; static

29131

Application of finger splint; dynamic

29200

Strapping; thorax

29240

Strapping; shoulder (eg, Velpeau)

29260

Strapping; elbow or wrist

29280

Strapping; hand or finger

29305

Application of hip spica cast; 1 leg

29325

Application of hip spica cast; 1 and one-half spica or both legs

29345

Application of long leg cast (thigh to toes);

29355

Application of long leg cast (thigh to toes); walker or ambulatory type

29358

Application of long leg cast brace

29365

Application of cylinder cast (thigh to ankle)

29405

Application of short leg cast (below knee to toes);

29425

Application of short leg cast (below knee to toes); walking or ambulatory type

29435

Application of patellar tendon bearing (PTB) cast

29440

Adding walker to previously applied cast

29445

Application of rigid total contact leg cast

29450

Application of clubfoot cast with molding or manipulation, long or short leg

29505

Application of long leg splint (thigh to ankle or toes)

29515

Application of short leg splint (calf to foot)

29520

Strapping; hip

29530

Strapping; knee

29540

Strapping; ankle and/or foot

29550

Strapping; toes

29580

Strapping; Unna boot

29700

Removal or bivalving; gauntlet, boot or body cast

29705

Removal or bivalving; full arm or full leg cast

29710

Removal or bivalving; shoulder or hip spica, Minerva, or Risser jacket, etc.

29720

Repair of spica, body cast or jacket

29730

Windowing of cast

29740

Wedging of cast (except clubfoot casts)

29750

Wedging of clubfoot cast

29799

Unlisted procedure, casting or strapping

CPT Code

Defined Ctgy Description

21120

Genioplasty; augmentation (autograft, allograft, prosthetic material)

21121

Genioplasty; sliding osteotomy, single piece

21122

Genioplasty; sliding osteotomies, 2 or more osteotomies (eg, wedge excision or bone 
wedge reversal for asymmetrical chin)

21123

Genioplasty; sliding, augmentation with interpositional bone grafts (includes obtaining 
autografts)

21125

Augmentation, mandibular body or angle; prosthetic material

21127

Augmentation, mandibular body or angle; with bone graft, onlay or interpositional 
(includes obtaining autograft)

21137

Reduction forehead; contouring only

21138

Reduction forehead; contouring and application of prosthetic material or bone graft 
(includes obtaining autograft)

21139

Reduction forehead; contouring and setback of anterior frontal sinus wall

21141

Reconstruction midface, LeFort I; single piece, segment movement in any direction 
(eg, for Long Face Syndrome), without bone graft

21142

Reconstruction midface, LeFort I; 2 pieces, segment movement in any direction, 
without bone graft

21143

Reconstruction midface, LeFort I; 3 or more pieces, segment movement in any 
direction, without bone graft

21145

Reconstruction midface, LeFort I; single piece, segment movement in any direction, 
requiring bone grafts (includes obtaining autografts)

21146

Reconstruction midface, LeFort I; 2 pieces, segment movement in any direction, 
requiring bone grafts (includes obtaining autografts) (eg, ungrafted unilateral alveolar 
cleft)

Other Musculoskeletal  –  Repair/Revision/Reconstruction

21147

Reconstruction midface, LeFort I; 3 or more pieces, segment movement in any 
direction, requiring bone grafts (includes obtaining autografts) (eg, ungrafted bilateral 
alveolar cleft or multiple osteotomies)

21150

Reconstruction midface, LeFort II; anterior intrusion (eg, Treacher-Collins Syndrome)

21151

Reconstruction midface, LeFort II; any direction, requiring bone grafts (includes 
obtaining autografts)

21154

Reconstruction midface, LeFort III (extracranial), any type, requiring bone grafts 
(includes obtaining autografts); without LeFort I

21155

Reconstruction midface, LeFort III (extracranial), any type, requiring bone grafts 
(includes obtaining autografts); with LeFort I

21159

Reconstruction midface, LeFort III (extra and intracranial) with forehead advancement 
(eg, mono bloc), requiring bone grafts (includes obtaining autografts); without LeFort I

21160

Reconstruction midface, LeFort III (extra and intracranial) with forehead advancement 
(eg, mono bloc), requiring bone grafts (includes obtaining autografts); with LeFort I

21172

Reconstruction superior-lateral orbital rim and lower forehead, advancement or 
alteration, with or without grafts (includes obtaining autografts)

21175

Reconstruction, bifrontal, superior-lateral orbital rims and lower forehead, 
advancement or alteration (eg, plagiocephaly, trigonocephaly, brachycephaly), with or 
without grafts (includes obtaining autografts)

21179

Reconstruction, entire or majority of forehead and/or supraorbital rims; with grafts 
(allograft or prosthetic material)

21180

Reconstruction, entire or majority of forehead and/or supraorbital rims; with autograft 
(includes obtaining grafts)

21181

Reconstruction by contouring of benign tumor of cranial bones (eg, fibrous dysplasia), 
extracranial

21182

Reconstruction of orbital walls, rims, forehead, nasoethmoid complex following intra- 
and extracranial excision of benign tumor of cranial bone (eg, fibrous dysplasia), with 
multiple autografts (includes obtaining grafts); total area of bone grafting less than 40 
sq cm

21183

Reconstruction of orbital walls, rims, forehead, nasoethmoid complex following intra- 
and extracranial excision of benign tumor of cranial bone (eg, fibrous dysplasia), with 
multiple autografts (includes obtaining grafts); total area of bone grafting greater than 
40 sq cm but less than 80 sq cm

21184

Reconstruction of orbital walls, rims, forehead, nasoethmoid complex following intra- 
and extracranial excision of benign tumor of cranial bone (eg, fibrous dysplasia), with 
multiple autografts (includes obtaining grafts); total area of bone grafting greater than 
80 sq cm

21188

Reconstruction midface, osteotomies (other than LeFort type) and bone grafts 
(includes obtaining autografts)

21193

Reconstruction of mandibular rami, horizontal, vertical, C, or L osteotomy; without 
bone graft

21194

Reconstruction of mandibular rami, horizontal, vertical, C, or L osteotomy; with bone 
graft (includes obtaining graft)

21195

Reconstruction of mandibular rami and/or body, sagittal split; without internal rigid 
fixation

21196

Reconstruction of mandibular rami and/or body, sagittal split; with internal rigid fixation

21198

Osteotomy, mandible, segmental;

21206

Osteotomy, maxilla, segmental (eg, Wassmund or Schuchard)

21208

Osteoplasty, facial bones; augmentation (autograft, allograft, or prosthetic implant)

21209

Osteoplasty, facial bones; reduction

21210

Graft, bone; nasal, maxillary or malar areas (includes obtaining graft)

21215

Graft, bone; mandible (includes obtaining graft)

21230

Graft; rib cartilage, autogenous, to face, chin, nose or ear (includes obtaining graft)

21235

Graft; ear cartilage, autogenous, to nose or ear (includes obtaining graft)

21240

Arthroplasty, temporomandibular joint, with or without autograft (includes obtaining 
graft)

21242

Arthroplasty, temporomandibular joint, with allograft

21243

Arthroplasty, temporomandibular joint, with prosthetic joint replacement

21244

Reconstruction of mandible, extraoral, with transosteal bone plate (eg, mandibular 
staple bone plate)

21245

Reconstruction of mandible or maxilla, subperiosteal implant; partial

21246

Reconstruction of mandible or maxilla, subperiosteal implant; complete

21247

Reconstruction of mandibular condyle with bone and cartilage autografts (includes 
obtaining grafts) (eg, for hemifacial microsomia)

21248

Reconstruction of mandible or maxilla, endosteal implant (eg, blade, cylinder); partial

21249

Reconstruction of mandible or maxilla, endosteal implant (eg, blade, cylinder); 
complete

21255

Reconstruction of zygomatic arch and glenoid fossa with bone and cartilage (includes 
obtaining autografts)

21256

Reconstruction of orbit with osteotomies (extracranial) and with bone grafts (includes 
obtaining autografts) (eg, micro-ophthalmia)

21260

Periorbital osteotomies for orbital hypertelorism, with bone grafts; extracranial 
approach

21261

Periorbital osteotomies for orbital hypertelorism, with bone grafts; combined intra- and 
extracranial approach

21263

Periorbital osteotomies for orbital hypertelorism, with bone grafts; with forehead 
advancement

21267

Orbital repositioning, periorbital osteotomies, unilateral, with bone grafts; extracranial 
approach

21268

Orbital repositioning, periorbital osteotomies, unilateral, with bone grafts; combined 
intra- and extracranial approach

21270

Malar augmentation, prosthetic material

21275

Secondary revision of orbitocraniofacial reconstruction

21280

Medial canthopexy (separate procedure)

21282

Lateral canthopexy

21295

Reduction of masseter muscle and bone (eg, for treatment of benign masseteric 
hypertrophy); extraoral approach

21296

Reduction of masseter muscle and bone (eg, for treatment of benign masseteric 
hypertrophy); intraoral approach

21700

Division of scalenus anticus; without resection of cervical rib

CPT Code

Defined Ctgy Description

22532

Arthrodesis, lateral extracavitary technique, including minimal discectomy to prepare 
interspace (other than for decompression); thoracic

22533

Arthrodesis, lateral extracavitary technique, including minimal discectomy to prepare 
interspace (other than for decompression); lumbar

22534

Arthrodesis, lateral extracavitary technique, including minimal discectomy to prepare 
interspace (other than for decompression); thoracic or lumbar, each additional 
vertebral segment (List separately in addition to code for primary procedure)

22548

Arthrodesis, anterior transoral or extraoral technique, clivus-C1-C2 (atlas-axis), with or 
without excision of odontoid process

22551

Arthrodesis, anterior interbody, including disc space preparation, discectomy, 
osteophytectomy and decompression of spinal cord and/or nerve roots; cervical below 
C2

Spine  –  Arthrodesis/Anterior

22552

Arthrodesis, anterior interbody, including disc space preparation, discectomy, 
osteophytectomy and decompression of spinal cord and/or nerve roots; cervical below 
C2, each additional interspace (List separately in addition to code for separate 
procedure)

22554

Arthrodesis, anterior interbody technique, including minimal discectomy to prepare 
interspace (other than for decompression); cervical below C2

22556

Arthrodesis, anterior interbody technique, including minimal discectomy to prepare 
interspace (other than for decompression); thoracic

22558

Arthrodesis, anterior interbody technique, including minimal discectomy to prepare 
interspace (other than for decompression); lumbar

22585

Arthrodesis, anterior interbody technique, including minimal discectomy to prepare 
interspace (other than for decompression); each additional interspace (List separately 
in addition to code for primary procedure)

CPT Code

Defined Ctgy Description

22800

SPINE

Arthrodesis, posterior, for spinal deformity, with or without cast; up to 6 vertebral 
segments

22802

SPINE

Arthrodesis, posterior, for spinal deformity, with or without cast; 7 to 12 vertebral 
segments

22804

SPINE

Arthrodesis, posterior, for spinal deformity, with or without cast; 13 or more vertebral 
segments

22808

Arthrodesis, anterior, for spinal deformity, with or without cast; 2 to 3 vertebral 
segments

22810

Arthrodesis, anterior, for spinal deformity, with or without cast; 4 to 7 vertebral 
segments

22812

Arthrodesis, anterior, for spinal deformity, with or without cast; 8 or more vertebral 
segments

Spine  –  Arthrodesis/Deformity

CPT Code

Defined Ctgy Description

0309T

Arthrodesis, pre-sacral interbody technique, including disc space preparation, 
discectomy, with posterior instrumentation, with image guidance, includes bone graft, 
when performed, lumbar, L4-L5 interspace (List separately in addition to code for 
primary procedure)

22586

Arthrodesis, pre-sacral interbody technique, including disc space preparation, 
discectomy, with posterior instrumentation, with image guidance, includes bone graft 
when performed, L5-S1 interspace

22590

Arthrodesis, posterior technique, craniocervical (occiput-C2)

22595

Arthrodesis, posterior technique, atlas-axis (C1-C2)

22600

Arthrodesis, posterior or posterolateral technique, single level; cervical below C2 
segment

22610

Arthrodesis, posterior or posterolateral technique, single level; thoracic (with lateral 
transverse technique, when performed)

22612

SPINE

Arthrodesis, posterior or posterolateral technique, single level; lumbar (with lateral 
transverse technique, when performed)

22614

Arthrodesis, posterior or posterolateral technique, single level; each additional 
vertebral segment (List separately in addition to code for primary procedure)

22630

SPINE

Arthrodesis, posterior interbody technique, including laminectomy and/or discectomy 
to prepare interspace (other than for decompression), single interspace; lumbar

22632

Arthrodesis, posterior interbody technique, including laminectomy and/or discectomy 
to prepare interspace (other than for decompression), single interspace; each 
additional interspace (List separately in addition to code for primary procedure)

22633

Arthrodesis, combined posterior or posterolateral technique with posterior interbody 
technique including laminectomy and/or discectomy sufficient to prepare interspace 
(other than for decompression), single interspace and segment; lumbar

Spine  –  Arthrodesis/Posterior

CPT Code

Defined Ctgy Description

63001

Laminectomy with exploration and/or decompression of spinal cord and/or cauda 
equina, without facetectomy, foraminotomy or discectomy (eg, spinal stenosis), 1 or 2 
vertebral segments; cervical

63003

Laminectomy with exploration and/or decompression of spinal cord and/or cauda 
equina, without facetectomy, foraminotomy or discectomy (eg, spinal stenosis), 1 or 2 
vertebral segments; thoracic

63005

SPINE

Laminectomy with exploration and/or decompression of spinal cord and/or cauda 
equina, without facetectomy, foraminotomy or discectomy (eg, spinal stenosis), 1 or 2 
vertebral segments; lumbar, except for spondylolisthesis

63011

Laminectomy with exploration and/or decompression of spinal cord and/or cauda 
equina, without facetectomy, foraminotomy or discectomy (eg, spinal stenosis), 1 or 2 
vertebral segments; sacral

63012

SPINE

Laminectomy with removal of abnormal facets and/or pars inter-articularis with 
decompression of cauda equina and nerve roots for spondylolisthesis, lumbar (Gill 
type procedure)

63015

Laminectomy with exploration and/or decompression of spinal cord and/or cauda 
equina, without facetectomy, foraminotomy or discectomy (eg, spinal stenosis), more 
than 2 vertebral segments; cervical

63016

Laminectomy with exploration and/or decompression of spinal cord and/or cauda 
equina, without facetectomy, foraminotomy or discectomy (eg, spinal stenosis), more 
than 2 vertebral segments; thoracic

63017

SPINE

Laminectomy with exploration and/or decompression of spinal cord and/or cauda 
equina, without facetectomy, foraminotomy or discectomy (eg, spinal stenosis), more 
than 2 vertebral segments; lumbar

63020

Laminotomy (hemilaminectomy), with decompression of nerve root(s), including 
partial facetectomy, foraminotomy and/or excision of herniated intervertebral disc; 1 
interspace, cervical

63030

SPINE

Laminotomy (hemilaminectomy), with decompression of nerve root(s), including 
partial facetectomy, foraminotomy and/or excision of herniated intervertebral disc; 1 
interspace, lumbar

63035

Laminotomy (hemilaminectomy), with decompression of nerve root(s), including 
partial facetectomy, foraminotomy and/or excision of herniated intervertebral disc; 
each additional interspace, cervical or lumbar (List separately in addition to code for 
primary procedure)

63040

Laminotomy (hemilaminectomy), with decompression of nerve root(s), including 
partial facetectomy, foraminotomy and/or excision of herniated intervertebral disc, 
reexploration, single interspace; cervical

63042

SPINE

Laminotomy (hemilaminectomy), with decompression of nerve root(s), including 
partial facetectomy, foraminotomy and/or excision of herniated intervertebral disc, 
reexploration, single interspace; lumbar

63043

Laminotomy (hemilaminectomy), with decompression of nerve root(s), including 
partial facetectomy, foraminotomy and/or excision of herniated intervertebral disc, 
reexploration, single interspace; each additional cervical interspace (List separately in 
addition to code for primary procedure)

63044

Laminotomy (hemilaminectomy), with decompression of nerve root(s), including 
partial facetectomy, foraminotomy and/or excision of herniated intervertebral disc, 
reexploration, single interspace; each additional lumbar interspace (List separately in 
addition to code for primary procedure)

63045

Laminectomy, facetectomy and foraminotomy (unilateral or bilateral with 
decompression of spinal cord, cauda equina and/or nerve root[s], [eg, spinal or lateral 
recess stenosis]), single vertebral segment; cervical

63046

Laminectomy, facetectomy and foraminotomy (unilateral or bilateral with 
decompression of spinal cord, cauda equina and/or nerve root[s], [eg, spinal or lateral 
recess stenosis]), single vertebral segment; thoracic

Spine  –  Decompression

63047

SPINE

Laminectomy, facetectomy and foraminotomy (unilateral or bilateral with 
decompression of spinal cord, cauda equina and/or nerve root[s], [eg, spinal or lateral 
recess stenosis]), single vertebral segment; lumbar

63048

Laminectomy, facetectomy and foraminotomy (unilateral or bilateral with 
decompression of spinal cord, cauda equina and/or nerve root[s], [eg, spinal or lateral 
recess stenosis]), single vertebral segment; each additional segment, cervical, 
thoracic, or lumbar (List separately in addition to code for primary procedure)

63050

Laminoplasty, cervical, with decompression of the spinal cord, 2 or more vertebral 
segments;

63051

Laminoplasty, cervical, with decompression of the spinal cord, 2 or more vertebral 
segments; with reconstruction of the posterior bony elements (including the 
application of bridging bone graft and non-segmental fixation devices [eg, wire, 
suture, mini-plates], when performed)

63055

Transpedicular approach with decompression of spinal cord, equina and/or nerve root
(s) (eg, herniated intervertebral disc), single segment; thoracic

63056

Transpedicular approach with decompression of spinal cord, equina and/or nerve root
(s) (eg, herniated intervertebral disc), single segment; lumbar (including transfacet, or 
lateral extraforaminal approach) (eg, far lateral herniated intervertebral disc)

63057

Transpedicular approach with decompression of spinal cord, equina and/or nerve root
(s) (eg, herniated intervertebral disc), single segment; each additional segment, 
thoracic or lumbar (List separately in addition to code for primary procedure)

63064

Costovertebral approach with decompression of spinal cord or nerve root(s) (eg, 
herniated intervertebral disc), thoracic; single segment

63066

Costovertebral approach with decompression of spinal cord or nerve root(s) (eg, 
herniated intervertebral disc), thoracic; each additional segment (List separately in 
addition to code for primary procedure)

63075

Discectomy, anterior, with decompression of spinal cord and/or nerve root(s), 
including osteophytectomy; cervical, single interspace

63076

Discectomy, anterior, with decompression of spinal cord and/or nerve root(s), 
including osteophytectomy; cervical, each additional interspace (List separately in 
addition to code for primary procedure)

63077

Discectomy, anterior, with decompression of spinal cord and/or nerve root(s), 
including osteophytectomy; thoracic, single interspace

63078

Discectomy, anterior, with decompression of spinal cord and/or nerve root(s), 
including osteophytectomy; thoracic, each additional interspace (List separately in 
addition to code for primary procedure)

63081

Vertebral corpectomy (vertebral body resection), partial or complete, anterior 
approach with decompression of spinal cord and/or nerve root(s); cervical, single 
segment

63082

Vertebral corpectomy (vertebral body resection), partial or complete, anterior 
approach with decompression of spinal cord and/or nerve root(s); cervical, each 
additional segment (List separately in addition to code for primary procedure)

63085

Vertebral corpectomy (vertebral body resection), partial or complete, transthoracic 
approach with decompression of spinal cord and/or nerve root(s); thoracic, single 
segment

63086

Vertebral corpectomy (vertebral body resection), partial or complete, transthoracic 
approach with decompression of spinal cord and/or nerve root(s); thoracic, each 
additional segment (List separately in addition to code for primary procedure)

63087

Vertebral corpectomy (vertebral body resection), partial or complete, combined 
thoracolumbar approach with decompression of spinal cord, cauda equina or nerve 
root(s), lower thoracic or lumbar; single segment

63088

Vertebral corpectomy (vertebral body resection), partial or complete, combined 
thoracolumbar approach with decompression of spinal cord, cauda equina or nerve 
root(s), lower thoracic or lumbar; each additional segment (List separately in addition 
to code for primary procedure)

63090

Vertebral corpectomy (vertebral body resection), partial or complete, transperitoneal 
or retroperitoneal approach with decompression of spinal cord, cauda equina or nerve 
root(s), lower thoracic, lumbar, or sacral; single segment

63091

Vertebral corpectomy (vertebral body resection), partial or complete, transperitoneal 
or retroperitoneal approach with decompression of spinal cord, cauda equina or nerve 
root(s), lower thoracic, lumbar, or sacral; each additional segment (List separately in 
addition to code for primary procedure)

63250

Laminectomy for excision or occlusion of arteriovenous malformation of spinal cord; 
cervical

63251

Laminectomy for excision or occlusion of arteriovenous malformation of spinal cord; 
thoracic

63252

Laminectomy for excision or occlusion of arteriovenous malformation of spinal cord; 
thoracolumbar

63265

Laminectomy for excision or evacuation of intraspinal lesion other than neoplasm, 
extradural; cervical

63266

Laminectomy for excision or evacuation of intraspinal lesion other than neoplasm, 
extradural; thoracic

63267

Laminectomy for excision or evacuation of intraspinal lesion other than neoplasm, 
extradural; lumbar

63268

Laminectomy for excision or evacuation of intraspinal lesion other than neoplasm, 
extradural; sacral

63270

Laminectomy for excision of intraspinal lesion other than neoplasm, intradural; 
cervical

63271

Laminectomy for excision of intraspinal lesion other than neoplasm, intradural; 
thoracic

63272

Laminectomy for excision of intraspinal lesion other than neoplasm, intradural; lumbar

63273

Laminectomy for excision of intraspinal lesion other than neoplasm, intradural; sacral

63275

Laminectomy for biopsy/excision of intraspinal neoplasm; extradural, cervical

63276

Laminectomy for biopsy/excision of intraspinal neoplasm; extradural, thoracic

63277

Laminectomy for biopsy/excision of intraspinal neoplasm; extradural, lumbar

63278

Laminectomy for biopsy/excision of intraspinal neoplasm; extradural, sacral

63280

Laminectomy for biopsy/excision of intraspinal neoplasm; intradural, extramedullary, 
cervical

63281

Laminectomy for biopsy/excision of intraspinal neoplasm; intradural, extramedullary, 
thoracic

63282

Laminectomy for biopsy/excision of intraspinal neoplasm; intradural, extramedullary, 
lumbar

63283

Laminectomy for biopsy/excision of intraspinal neoplasm; intradural, sacral

63285

Laminectomy for biopsy/excision of intraspinal neoplasm; intradural, intramedullary, 
cervical

63286

Laminectomy for biopsy/excision of intraspinal neoplasm; intradural, intramedullary, 
thoracic

63287

Laminectomy for biopsy/excision of intraspinal neoplasm; intradural, intramedullary, 
thoracolumbar

63290

Laminectomy for biopsy/excision of intraspinal neoplasm; combined extradural-
intradural lesion, any level

63300

Vertebral corpectomy (vertebral body resection), partial or complete, for excision of 
intraspinal lesion, single segment; extradural, cervical

63301

Vertebral corpectomy (vertebral body resection), partial or complete, for excision of 
intraspinal lesion, single segment; extradural, thoracic by transthoracic approach

63302

Vertebral corpectomy (vertebral body resection), partial or complete, for excision of 
intraspinal lesion, single segment; extradural, thoracic by thoracolumbar approach

63303

Vertebral corpectomy (vertebral body resection), partial or complete, for excision of 
intraspinal lesion, single segment; extradural, lumbar or sacral by transperitoneal or 
retroperitoneal approach

63304

Vertebral corpectomy (vertebral body resection), partial or complete, for excision of 
intraspinal lesion, single segment; intradural, cervical

63305

Vertebral corpectomy (vertebral body resection), partial or complete, for excision of 
intraspinal lesion, single segment; intradural, thoracic by transthoracic approach

63306

Vertebral corpectomy (vertebral body resection), partial or complete, for excision of 
intraspinal lesion, single segment; intradural, thoracic by thoracolumbar approach

63307

Vertebral corpectomy (vertebral body resection), partial or complete, for excision of 
intraspinal lesion, single segment; intradural, lumbar or sacral by transperitoneal or 
retroperitoneal approach

63308

Vertebral corpectomy (vertebral body resection), partial or complete, for excision of 
intraspinal lesion, single segment; each additional segment (List separately in addition 
to codes for single segment)

CPT Code

Defined Ctgy Description

22100

Partial excision of posterior vertebral component (eg, spinous process, lamina or 
facet) for intrinsic bony lesion, single vertebral segment; cervical

22101

Partial excision of posterior vertebral component (eg, spinous process, lamina or 
facet) for intrinsic bony lesion, single vertebral segment; thoracic

22102

Partial excision of posterior vertebral component (eg, spinous process, lamina or 
facet) for intrinsic bony lesion, single vertebral segment; lumbar

22103

Partial excision of posterior vertebral component (eg, spinous process, lamina or 
facet) for intrinsic bony lesion, single vertebral segment; each additional segment (List 
separately in addition to code for primary procedure)

22110

Partial excision of vertebral body, for intrinsic bony lesion, without decompression of 
spinal cord or nerve root(s), single vertebral segment; cervical

22112

Partial excision of vertebral body, for intrinsic bony lesion, without decompression of 
spinal cord or nerve root(s), single vertebral segment; thoracic

22114

Partial excision of vertebral body, for intrinsic bony lesion, without decompression of 
spinal cord or nerve root(s), single vertebral segment; lumbar

22116

Partial excision of vertebral body, for intrinsic bony lesion, without decompression of 
spinal cord or nerve root(s), single vertebral segment; each additional vertebral 
segment (List separately in addition to code for primary procedure)

22210

Osteotomy of spine, posterior or posterolateral approach, 1 vertebral segment; 
cervical

22212

Osteotomy of spine, posterior or posterolateral approach, 1 vertebral segment; 
thoracic

22214

Osteotomy of spine, posterior or posterolateral approach, 1 vertebral segment; lumbar

22216

Osteotomy of spine, posterior or posterolateral approach, 1 vertebral segment; each 
additional vertebral segment (List separately in addition to primary procedure)

Spine  –  Excision

CPT Code

Defined Ctgy Description

22830

Exploration of spinal fusion

Spine  –  Exploration

CPT Code

Defined Ctgy Description

22305

Closed treatment of vertebral process fracture(s)

22310

Closed treatment of vertebral body fracture(s), without manipulation, requiring and 
including casting or bracing

22315

Closed treatment of vertebral fracture(s) and/or dislocation(s) requiring casting or 
bracing, with and including casting and/or bracing by manipulation or traction

22325

Open treatment and/or reduction of vertebral fracture(s) and/or dislocation(s), 
posterior approach, 1 fractured vertebra or dislocated segment; lumbar

22326

Open treatment and/or reduction of vertebral fracture(s) and/or dislocation(s), 
posterior approach, 1 fractured vertebra or dislocated segment; cervical

Spine  –  Fracture and/or Dislocation

22327

Open treatment and/or reduction of vertebral fracture(s) and/or dislocation(s), 
posterior approach, 1 fractured vertebra or dislocated segment; thoracic

22328

Open treatment and/or reduction of vertebral fracture(s) and/or dislocation(s), 
posterior approach, 1 fractured vertebra or dislocated segment; each additional 
fractured vertebra or dislocated segment (List separately in addition to code for 
primary procedure)

CPT Code

Defined Ctgy Description

22840

Posterior non-segmental instrumentation (eg, Harrington rod technique, pedicle 
fixation across 1 interspace, atlantoaxial transarticular screw fixation, sublaminar 
wiring at C1, facet screw fixation) (List separately in addition to code for primary 
procedure)

22841

Internal spinal fixation by wiring of spinous processes (List separately in addition to 
code for primary procedure)

22842

Posterior segmental instrumentation (eg, pedicle fixation, dual rods with multiple 
hooks and sublaminar wires); 3 to 6 vertebral segments (List separately in addition to 
code for primary procedure)

22843

Posterior segmental instrumentation (eg, pedicle fixation, dual rods with multiple 
hooks and sublaminar wires); 7 to 12 vertebral segments (List separately in addition 
to code for primary procedure)

22844

Posterior segmental instrumentation (eg, pedicle fixation, dual rods with multiple 
hooks and sublaminar wires); 13 or more vertebral segments (List separately in 
addition to code for primary procedure)

22845

Anterior instrumentation; 2 to 3 vertebral segments (List separately in addition to code 
for primary procedure)

22846

Anterior instrumentation; 4 to 7 vertebral segments (List separately in addition to code 
for primary procedure)

22847

Anterior instrumentation; 8 or more vertebral segments (List separately in addition to 
code for primary procedure)

22848

Pelvic fixation (attachment of caudal end of instrumentation to pelvic bony structures) 
other than sacrum (List separately in addition to code for primary procedure)

22849

Reinsertion of spinal fixation device

22850

Removal of posterior nonsegmental instrumentation (eg, Harrington rod)

22851

Application of intervertebral biomechanical device(s) (eg, synthetic cage(s), 
methylmethacrylate) to vertebral defect or interspace (List separately in addition to 
code for primary procedure)

22852

Removal of posterior segmental instrumentation

22855

Removal of anterior instrumentation

22856

Total disc arthroplasty (artificial disc), anterior approach, including discectomy with 
end plate preparation (includes osteophytectomy for nerve root or spinal cord 
decompression and microdissection); single interspace, cervical

22861

Revision including replacement of total disc arthroplasty (artificial disc), anterior 
approach, single interspace; cervical

22864

Removal of total disc arthroplasty (artificial disc), anterior approach, single interspace; 
cervical

Spine  –  Instrumentation

CPT Code

Defined Ctgy Description

22220

Osteotomy of spine, including discectomy, anterior approach, single vertebral 
segment; cervical

22222

Osteotomy of spine, including discectomy, anterior approach, single vertebral 
segment; thoracic

22224

Osteotomy of spine, including discectomy, anterior approach, single vertebral 
segment; lumbar

Spine  –  Osteotomy

22226

Osteotomy of spine, including discectomy, anterior approach, single vertebral 
segment; each additional vertebral segment (List separately in addition to code for 
primary procedure)

CPT Code

Defined Ctgy Description

0200T

Percutaneous sacral augmentation (sacroplasty), unilateral injection(s), including the 
use of a balloon or mechanical device, when used, 1 or more needles, includes 
imaging guidance and bone biopsy, when performed

0201T

Percutaneous sacral augmentation (sacroplasty), bilateral injections, including the use 
of a balloon or mechanical device, when used, 2 or more needles, includes imaging 
guidance and bone biopsy, when performed

0202T

Posterior vertebral joint(s) arthroplasty (eg, facet joint[s] replacement), including 
facetectomy, laminectomy, foraminotomy, and vertebral column fixation, injection of 
bone cement, when performed, including fluoroscopy, single level, lumbar spine

0219T

Placement of a posterior intrafacet implant(s), unilateral or bilateral, including imaging 
and placement of bone graft(s) or synthetic device(s), single level; cervical

0220T

Placement of a posterior intrafacet implant(s), unilateral or bilateral, including imaging 
and placement of bone graft(s) or synthetic device(s), single level; thoracic

0221T

Placement of a posterior intrafacet implant(s), unilateral or bilateral, including imaging 
and placement of bone graft(s) or synthetic device(s), single level; lumbar

0222T

Placement of a posterior intrafacet implant(s), unilateral or bilateral, including imaging 
and placement of bone graft(s) or synthetic device(s), single level; each additional 
vertebral segment (List separately in addition to code for primary procedure)

22899

Unlisted procedure, spine

62267

Percutaneous aspiration within the nucleus pulposus, intervertebral disc, or 
paravertebral tissue for diagnostic purposes

Spine  –  Other

CPT Code

Defined Ctgy Description

15570

Formation of direct or tubed pedicle, with or without transfer; trunk

15572

Formation of direct or tubed pedicle, with or without transfer; scalp, arms, or legs

15574

Formation of direct or tubed pedicle, with or without transfer; forehead, cheeks, chin, 
mouth, neck, axillae, genitalia, hands or feet

15576

Formation of direct or tubed pedicle, with or without transfer; eyelids, nose, ears, lips, 
or intraoral

15600

Delay of flap or sectioning of flap (division and inset); at trunk

15610

Delay of flap or sectioning of flap (division and inset); at scalp, arms, or legs

15620

Delay of flap or sectioning of flap (division and inset); at forehead, cheeks, chin, neck, 
axillae, genitalia, hands, or feet

15630

Delay of flap or sectioning of flap (division and inset); at eyelids, nose, ears, or lips

15650

Transfer, intermediate, of any pedicle flap (eg, abdomen to wrist, Walking tube), any 
location

15732

Muscle, myocutaneous, or fasciocutaneous flap; head and neck (eg, temporalis, 
masseter muscle, sternocleidomastoid, levator scapulae)

15734

Muscle, myocutaneous, or fasciocutaneous flap; trunk

15736

Muscle, myocutaneous, or fasciocutaneous flap; upper extremity

15738

Muscle, myocutaneous, or fasciocutaneous flap; lower extremity

15740

Flap; island pedicle requiring identification and dissection of an anatomically named 
axial vessel

15750

Flap; neurovascular pedicle

15756

Free muscle or myocutaneous flap with microvascular anastomosis

Integumentary System  –  Flaps

15757

Free skin flap with microvascular anastomosis

15758

Free fascial flap with microvascular anastomosis

15760

Graft; composite (eg, full thickness of external ear or nasal ala), including primary 
closure, donor area

15770

Graft; derma-fat-fascia

15775

Punch graft for hair transplant; 1 to 15 punch grafts

15776

Punch graft for hair transplant; more than 15 punch grafts

CPT Code

Defined Ctgy Description

10040

Acne surgery (eg, marsupialization, opening or removal of multiple milia, comedones, 
cysts, pustules)

10060

Incision and drainage of abscess (eg, carbuncle, suppurative hidradenitis, cutaneous 
or subcutaneous abscess, cyst, furuncle, or paronychia); simple or single

10061

Incision and drainage of abscess (eg, carbuncle, suppurative hidradenitis, cutaneous 
or subcutaneous abscess, cyst, furuncle, or paronychia); complicated or multiple

10080

Incision and drainage of pilonidal cyst; simple

10081

Incision and drainage of pilonidal cyst; complicated

10120

Incision and removal of foreign body, subcutaneous tissues; simple

10121

Incision and removal of foreign body, subcutaneous tissues; complicated

10140

Incision and drainage of hematoma, seroma or fluid collection

10160

Puncture aspiration of abscess, hematoma, bulla, or cyst

10180

Incision and drainage, complex, postoperative wound infection

11000

Debridement of extensive eczematous or infected skin; up to 10% of body surface

11001

Debridement of extensive eczematous or infected skin; each additional 10% of the 
body surface, or part thereof (List separately in addition to code for primary 
procedure)

11010

Debridement including removal of foreign material at the site of an open fracture 
and/or an open dislocation (eg, excisional debridement); skin and subcutaneous 
tissues

11011

Debridement including removal of foreign material at the site of an open fracture 
and/or an open dislocation (eg, excisional debridement); skin, subcutaneous tissue, 
muscle fascia, and muscle

11012

Debridement including removal of foreign material at the site of an open fracture 
and/or an open dislocation (eg, excisional debridement); skin, subcutaneous tissue, 
muscle fascia, muscle, and bone

11042

Debridement, subcutaneous tissue (includes epidermis and dermis, if performed); first 
20 sq cm or less

11043

Debridement, muscle and/or fascia (includes epidermis, dermis, and subcutaneous 
tissue, if performed); first 20 sq cm or less

11044

Debridement, bone (includes epidermis, dermis, subcutaneous tissue, muscle and/or 
fascia, if performed); first 20 sq cm or less

11100

Biopsy of skin, subcutaneous tissue and/or mucous membrane (including simple 
closure), unless otherwise listed; single lesion

11101

Biopsy of skin, subcutaneous tissue and/or mucous membrane (including simple 
closure), unless otherwise listed; each separate/additional lesion (List separately in 
addition to code for primary procedure)

11200

Removal of skin tags, multiple fibrocutaneous tags, any area; up to and including 15 
lesions

11201

Removal of skin tags, multiple fibrocutaneous tags, any area; each additional 10 
lesions, or part thereof (List separately in addition to code for primary procedure)

Integumentary System  –  Incision/Excision

11300

Shaving of epidermal or dermal lesion, single lesion, trunk, arms or legs; lesion 
diameter 0.5 cm or less

11301

Shaving of epidermal or dermal lesion, single lesion, trunk, arms or legs; lesion 
diameter 0.6 to 1.0 cm

11302

Shaving of epidermal or dermal lesion, single lesion, trunk, arms or legs; lesion 
diameter 1.1 to 2.0 cm

11303

Shaving of epidermal or dermal lesion, single lesion, trunk, arms or legs; lesion 
diameter over 2.0 cm

11305

Shaving of epidermal or dermal lesion, single lesion, scalp, neck, hands, feet, 
genitalia; lesion diameter 0.5 cm or less

11306

Shaving of epidermal or dermal lesion, single lesion, scalp, neck, hands, feet, 
genitalia; lesion diameter 0.6 to 1.0 cm

11307

Shaving of epidermal or dermal lesion, single lesion, scalp, neck, hands, feet, 
genitalia; lesion diameter 1.1 to 2.0 cm

11308

Shaving of epidermal or dermal lesion, single lesion, scalp, neck, hands, feet, 
genitalia; lesion diameter over 2.0 cm

11310

Shaving of epidermal or dermal lesion, single lesion, face, ears, eyelids, nose, lips, 
mucous membrane; lesion diameter 0.5 cm or less

11311

Shaving of epidermal or dermal lesion, single lesion, face, ears, eyelids, nose, lips, 
mucous membrane; lesion diameter 0.6 to 1.0 cm

11312

Shaving of epidermal or dermal lesion, single lesion, face, ears, eyelids, nose, lips, 
mucous membrane; lesion diameter 1.1 to 2.0 cm

11313

Shaving of epidermal or dermal lesion, single lesion, face, ears, eyelids, nose, lips, 
mucous membrane; lesion diameter over 2.0 cm

11400

Excision, benign lesion including margins, except skin tag (unless listed elsewhere), 
trunk, arms or legs; excised diameter 0.5 cm or less

11401

Excision, benign lesion including margins, except skin tag (unless listed elsewhere), 
trunk, arms or legs; excised diameter 0.6 to 1.0 cm

11402

Excision, benign lesion including margins, except skin tag (unless listed elsewhere), 
trunk, arms or legs; excised diameter 1.1 to 2.0 cm

11403

Excision, benign lesion including margins, except skin tag (unless listed elsewhere), 
trunk, arms or legs; excised diameter 2.1 to 3.0 cm

11404

Excision, benign lesion including margins, except skin tag (unless listed elsewhere), 
trunk, arms or legs; excised diameter 3.1 to 4.0 cm

11406

Excision, benign lesion including margins, except skin tag (unless listed elsewhere), 
trunk, arms or legs; excised diameter over 4.0 cm

11420

Excision, benign lesion including margins, except skin tag (unless listed elsewhere), 
scalp, neck, hands, feet, genitalia; excised diameter 0.5 cm or less

11421

Excision, benign lesion including margins, except skin tag (unless listed elsewhere), 
scalp, neck, hands, feet, genitalia; excised diameter 0.6 to 1.0 cm

11422

Excision, benign lesion including margins, except skin tag (unless listed elsewhere), 
scalp, neck, hands, feet, genitalia; excised diameter 1.1 to 2.0 cm

11423

Excision, benign lesion including margins, except skin tag (unless listed elsewhere), 
scalp, neck, hands, feet, genitalia; excised diameter 2.1 to 3.0 cm

11424

Excision, benign lesion including margins, except skin tag (unless listed elsewhere), 
scalp, neck, hands, feet, genitalia; excised diameter 3.1 to 4.0 cm

11426

Excision, benign lesion including margins, except skin tag (unless listed elsewhere), 
scalp, neck, hands, feet, genitalia; excised diameter over 4.0 cm

11440

Excision, other benign lesion including margins, except skin tag (unless listed 
elsewhere), face, ears, eyelids, nose, lips, mucous membrane; excised diameter 0.5 
cm or less

11441

Excision, other benign lesion including margins, except skin tag (unless listed 
elsewhere), face, ears, eyelids, nose, lips, mucous membrane; excised diameter 0.6 
to 1.0 cm

11442

Excision, other benign lesion including margins, except skin tag (unless listed 
elsewhere), face, ears, eyelids, nose, lips, mucous membrane; excised diameter 1.1 
to 2.0 cm

11443

Excision, other benign lesion including margins, except skin tag (unless listed 
elsewhere), face, ears, eyelids, nose, lips, mucous membrane; excised diameter 2.1 
to 3.0 cm

11444

Excision, other benign lesion including margins, except skin tag (unless listed 
elsewhere), face, ears, eyelids, nose, lips, mucous membrane; excised diameter 3.1 
to 4.0 cm

11446

Excision, other benign lesion including margins, except skin tag (unless listed 
elsewhere), face, ears, eyelids, nose, lips, mucous membrane; excised diameter over 
4.0 cm

11450

Excision of skin and subcutaneous tissue for hidradenitis, axillary; with simple or 
intermediate repair

11451

Excision of skin and subcutaneous tissue for hidradenitis, axillary; with complex repair

11462

Excision of skin and subcutaneous tissue for hidradenitis, inguinal; with simple or 
intermediate repair

11463

Excision of skin and subcutaneous tissue for hidradenitis, inguinal; with complex 
repair

11470

Excision of skin and subcutaneous tissue for hidradenitis, perianal, perineal, or 
umbilical; with simple or intermediate repair

11471

Excision of skin and subcutaneous tissue for hidradenitis, perianal, perineal, or 
umbilical; with complex repair

11600

Excision, malignant lesion including margins, trunk, arms, or legs; excised diameter 
0.5 cm or less

11601

Excision, malignant lesion including margins, trunk, arms, or legs; excised diameter 
0.6 to 1.0 cm

11602

Excision, malignant lesion including margins, trunk, arms, or legs; excised diameter 
1.1 to 2.0 cm

11603

Excision, malignant lesion including margins, trunk, arms, or legs; excised diameter 
2.1 to 3.0 cm

11604

Excision, malignant lesion including margins, trunk, arms, or legs; excised diameter 
3.1 to 4.0 cm

11606

Excision, malignant lesion including margins, trunk, arms, or legs; excised diameter 
over 4.0 cm

11620

Excision, malignant lesion including margins, scalp, neck, hands, feet, genitalia; 
excised diameter 0.5 cm or less

11621

Excision, malignant lesion including margins, scalp, neck, hands, feet, genitalia; 
excised diameter 0.6 to 1.0 cm

11622

Excision, malignant lesion including margins, scalp, neck, hands, feet, genitalia; 
excised diameter 1.1 to 2.0 cm

11623

Excision, malignant lesion including margins, scalp, neck, hands, feet, genitalia; 
excised diameter 2.1 to 3.0 cm

11624

Excision, malignant lesion including margins, scalp, neck, hands, feet, genitalia; 
excised diameter 3.1 to 4.0 cm

11626

Excision, malignant lesion including margins, scalp, neck, hands, feet, genitalia; 
excised diameter over 4.0 cm

11640

Excision, malignant lesion including margins, face, ears, eyelids, nose, lips; excised 
diameter 0.5 cm or less

11641

Excision, malignant lesion including margins, face, ears, eyelids, nose, lips; excised 
diameter 0.6 to 1.0 cm

11642

Excision, malignant lesion including margins, face, ears, eyelids, nose, lips; excised 
diameter 1.1 to 2.0 cm

11643

Excision, malignant lesion including margins, face, ears, eyelids, nose, lips; excised 
diameter 2.1 to 3.0 cm

11644

Excision, malignant lesion including margins, face, ears, eyelids, nose, lips; excised 
diameter 3.1 to 4.0 cm

11646

Excision, malignant lesion including margins, face, ears, eyelids, nose, lips; excised 
diameter over 4.0 cm

11720

Debridement of nail(s) by any method(s); 1 to 5

11721

Debridement of nail(s) by any method(s); 6 or more

11730

Avulsion of nail plate, partial or complete, simple; single

11732

Avulsion of nail plate, partial or complete, simple; each additional nail plate (List 
separately in addition to code for primary procedure)

11740

Evacuation of subungual hematoma

11750

Excision of nail and nail matrix, partial or complete (eg, ingrown or deformed nail), for 
permanent removal;

11752

Excision of nail and nail matrix, partial or complete (eg, ingrown or deformed nail), for 
permanent removal; with amputation of tuft of distal phalanx

11755

Biopsy of nail unit (eg, plate, bed, matrix, hyponychium, proximal and lateral nail folds) 
(separate procedure)

11760

Repair of nail bed

11762

Reconstruction of nail bed with graft

11765

Wedge excision of skin of nail fold (eg, for ingrown toenail)

11770

Excision of pilonidal cyst or sinus; simple

11771

Excision of pilonidal cyst or sinus; extensive

11772

Excision of pilonidal cyst or sinus; complicated

11900

Injection, intralesional; up to and including 7 lesions

11901

Injection, intralesional; more than 7 lesions

11920

Tattooing, intradermal introduction of insoluble opaque pigments to correct color 
defects of skin, including micropigmentation; 6.0 sq cm or less

11921

Tattooing, intradermal introduction of insoluble opaque pigments to correct color 
defects of skin, including micropigmentation; 6.1 to 20.0 sq cm

11922

Tattooing, intradermal introduction of insoluble opaque pigments to correct color 
defects of skin, including micropigmentation; each additional 20.0 sq cm, or part 
thereof (List separately in addition to code for primary procedure)

11950

Subcutaneous injection of filling material (eg, collagen); 1 cc or less

11951

Subcutaneous injection of filling material (eg, collagen); 1.1 to 5.0 cc

11952

Subcutaneous injection of filling material (eg, collagen); 5.1 to 10.0 cc

11954

Subcutaneous injection of filling material (eg, collagen); over 10.0 cc

11960

Insertion of tissue expander(s) for other than breast, including subsequent expansion

11970

Replacement of tissue expander with permanent prosthesis

11971

Removal of tissue expander(s) without insertion of prosthesis

11976

Removal, implantable contraceptive capsules

97597

Debridement (eg, high pressure waterjet with/without suction, sharp selective 
debridement with scissors, scalpel and forceps), open wound, (eg, fibrin, devitalized 
epidermis and/or dermis, exudate, debris, biofilm), including topical application(s), 
wound assessment, use of a whirlpool, when performed and instruction(s) for ongoing 
care, per session, total wound(s) surface area; first 20 sq cm or less

97598

Debridement (eg, high pressure waterjet with/without suction, sharp selective 
debridement with scissors, scalpel and forceps), open wound, (eg, fibrin, devitalized 
epidermis and/or dermis, exudate, debris, biofilm), including topical application(s), 
wound assessment, use of a whirlpool, when performed and instruction(s) for ongoing 
care, per session, total wound(s) surface area; each additional 20 sq cm, or part 
thereof (List separately in addition to code for primary procedure)

Integumentary System  –  Other

CPT Code

Defined Ctgy Description

15780

Dermabrasion; total face (eg, for acne scarring, fine wrinkling, rhytids, general 
keratosis)

15781

Dermabrasion; segmental, face

15782

Dermabrasion; regional, other than face

15783

Dermabrasion; superficial, any site (eg, tattoo removal)

15786

Abrasion; single lesion (eg, keratosis, scar)

15787

Abrasion; each additional 4 lesions or less (List separately in addition to code for 
primary procedure)

15788

Chemical peel, facial; epidermal

15789

Chemical peel, facial; dermal

15792

Chemical peel, nonfacial; epidermal

15793

Chemical peel, nonfacial; dermal

15819

Cervicoplasty

15820

Blepharoplasty, lower eyelid;

15821

Blepharoplasty, lower eyelid; with extensive herniated fat pad

15822

Blepharoplasty, upper eyelid;

15823

Blepharoplasty, upper eyelid; with excessive skin weighting down lid

15824

Rhytidectomy; forehead

15825

Rhytidectomy; neck with platysmal tightening (platysmal flap, P-flap)

15826

Rhytidectomy; glabellar frown lines

15828

Rhytidectomy; cheek, chin, and neck

15829

Rhytidectomy; superficial musculoaponeurotic system (SMAS) flap

15830

Excision, excessive skin and subcutaneous tissue (includes lipectomy); abdomen, 
infraumbilical panniculectomy

15832

Excision, excessive skin and subcutaneous tissue (includes lipectomy); thigh

15833

Excision, excessive skin and subcutaneous tissue (includes lipectomy); leg

15834

Excision, excessive skin and subcutaneous tissue (includes lipectomy); hip

15835

Excision, excessive skin and subcutaneous tissue (includes lipectomy); buttock

15836

Excision, excessive skin and subcutaneous tissue (includes lipectomy); arm

15837

Excision, excessive skin and subcutaneous tissue (includes lipectomy); forearm or 
hand

15838

Excision, excessive skin and subcutaneous tissue (includes lipectomy); submental fat 
pad

15839

Excision, excessive skin and subcutaneous tissue (includes lipectomy); other area

15840

Graft for facial nerve paralysis; free fascia graft (including obtaining fascia)

15841

Graft for facial nerve paralysis; free muscle graft (including obtaining graft)

15842

Graft for facial nerve paralysis; free muscle flap by microsurgical technique

15845

Graft for facial nerve paralysis; regional muscle transfer

15847

Excision, excessive skin and subcutaneous tissue (includes lipectomy), abdomen (eg, 
abdominoplasty) (includes umbilical transposition and fascial plication) (List 
separately in addition to code for primary procedure)

15850

Removal of sutures under anesthesia (other than local), same surgeon

15851

Removal of sutures under anesthesia (other than local), other surgeon

15852

Dressing change (for other than burns) under anesthesia (other than local)

15860

Intravenous injection of agent (eg, fluorescein) to test vascular flow in flap or graft

15876

Suction assisted lipectomy; head and neck

15877

Suction assisted lipectomy; trunk

15878

Suction assisted lipectomy; upper extremity

15879

Suction assisted lipectomy; lower extremity

17999

Unlisted procedure, skin, mucous membrane and subcutaneous tissue

CPT Code

Defined Ctgy Description

12001

Simple repair of superficial wounds of scalp, neck, axillae, external genitalia, trunk 
and/or extremities (including hands and feet); 2.5 cm or less

12002

Simple repair of superficial wounds of scalp, neck, axillae, external genitalia, trunk 
and/or extremities (including hands and feet); 2.6 cm to 7.5 cm

12004

Simple repair of superficial wounds of scalp, neck, axillae, external genitalia, trunk 
and/or extremities (including hands and feet); 7.6 cm to 12.5 cm

12005

Simple repair of superficial wounds of scalp, neck, axillae, external genitalia, trunk 
and/or extremities (including hands and feet); 12.6 cm to 20.0 cm

12006

Simple repair of superficial wounds of scalp, neck, axillae, external genitalia, trunk 
and/or extremities (including hands and feet); 20.1 cm to 30.0 cm

12007

Simple repair of superficial wounds of scalp, neck, axillae, external genitalia, trunk 
and/or extremities (including hands and feet); over 30.0 cm

12011

Simple repair of superficial wounds of face, ears, eyelids, nose, lips and/or mucous 
membranes; 2.5 cm or less

12013

Simple repair of superficial wounds of face, ears, eyelids, nose, lips and/or mucous 
membranes; 2.6 cm to 5.0 cm

12014

Simple repair of superficial wounds of face, ears, eyelids, nose, lips and/or mucous 
membranes; 5.1 cm to 7.5 cm

12015

Simple repair of superficial wounds of face, ears, eyelids, nose, lips and/or mucous 
membranes; 7.6 cm to 12.5 cm

12016

Simple repair of superficial wounds of face, ears, eyelids, nose, lips and/or mucous 
membranes; 12.6 cm to 20.0 cm

12017

Simple repair of superficial wounds of face, ears, eyelids, nose, lips and/or mucous 
membranes; 20.1 cm to 30.0 cm

12018

Simple repair of superficial wounds of face, ears, eyelids, nose, lips and/or mucous 
membranes; over 30.0 cm

12020

Treatment of superficial wound dehiscence; simple closure

12021

Treatment of superficial wound dehiscence; with packing

12031

Repair, intermediate, wounds of scalp, axillae, trunk and/or extremities (excluding 
hands and feet); 2.5 cm or less

12032

Repair, intermediate, wounds of scalp, axillae, trunk and/or extremities (excluding 
hands and feet); 2.6 cm to 7.5 cm

12034

Repair, intermediate, wounds of scalp, axillae, trunk and/or extremities (excluding 
hands and feet); 7.6 cm to 12.5 cm

12035

Repair, intermediate, wounds of scalp, axillae, trunk and/or extremities (excluding 
hands and feet); 12.6 cm to 20.0 cm

12036

Repair, intermediate, wounds of scalp, axillae, trunk and/or extremities (excluding 
hands and feet); 20.1 cm to 30.0 cm

12037

Repair, intermediate, wounds of scalp, axillae, trunk and/or extremities (excluding 
hands and feet); over 30.0 cm

12041

Repair, intermediate, wounds of neck, hands, feet and/or external genitalia; 2.5 cm or 
less

12042

Repair, intermediate, wounds of neck, hands, feet and/or external genitalia; 2.6 cm to 
7.5 cm

Integumentary System  –  Repair (Closure)

12044

Repair, intermediate, wounds of neck, hands, feet and/or external genitalia; 7.6 cm to 
12.5 cm

12045

Repair, intermediate, wounds of neck, hands, feet and/or external genitalia; 12.6 cm 
to 20.0 cm

12046

Repair, intermediate, wounds of neck, hands, feet and/or external genitalia; 20.1 cm 
to 30.0 cm

12047

Repair, intermediate, wounds of neck, hands, feet and/or external genitalia; over 30.0 
cm

12051

Repair, intermediate, wounds of face, ears, eyelids, nose, lips and/or mucous 
membranes; 2.5 cm or less

12052

Repair, intermediate, wounds of face, ears, eyelids, nose, lips and/or mucous 
membranes; 2.6 cm to 5.0 cm

12053

Repair, intermediate, wounds of face, ears, eyelids, nose, lips and/or mucous 
membranes; 5.1 cm to 7.5 cm

12054

Repair, intermediate, wounds of face, ears, eyelids, nose, lips and/or mucous 
membranes; 7.6 cm to 12.5 cm

12055

Repair, intermediate, wounds of face, ears, eyelids, nose, lips and/or mucous 
membranes; 12.6 cm to 20.0 cm

12056

Repair, intermediate, wounds of face, ears, eyelids, nose, lips and/or mucous 
membranes; 20.1 cm to 30.0 cm

12057

Repair, intermediate, wounds of face, ears, eyelids, nose, lips and/or mucous 
membranes; over 30.0 cm

13100

Repair, complex, trunk; 1.1 cm to 2.5 cm

13101

Repair, complex, trunk; 2.6 cm to 7.5 cm

13102

Repair, complex, trunk; each additional 5 cm or less (List separately in addition to 
code for primary procedure)

13120

Repair, complex, scalp, arms, and/or legs; 1.1 cm to 2.5 cm

13121

Repair, complex, scalp, arms, and/or legs; 2.6 cm to 7.5 cm

13122

Repair, complex, scalp, arms, and/or legs; each additional 5 cm or less (List 
separately in addition to code for primary procedure)

13131

Repair, complex, forehead, cheeks, chin, mouth, neck, axillae, genitalia, hands and/or 
feet; 1.1 cm to 2.5 cm

13132

Repair, complex, forehead, cheeks, chin, mouth, neck, axillae, genitalia, hands and/or 
feet; 2.6 cm to 7.5 cm

13133

Repair, complex, forehead, cheeks, chin, mouth, neck, axillae, genitalia, hands and/or 
feet; each additional 5 cm or less (List separately in addition to code for primary 
procedure)

13151

Repair, complex, eyelids, nose, ears and/or lips; 1.1 cm to 2.5 cm

13152

Repair, complex, eyelids, nose, ears and/or lips; 2.6 cm to 7.5 cm

13153

Repair, complex, eyelids, nose, ears and/or lips; each additional 5 cm or less (List 
separately in addition to code for primary procedure)

13160

Secondary closure of surgical wound or dehiscence, extensive or complicated

14000

Adjacent tissue transfer or rearrangement, trunk; defect 10 sq cm or less

14001

Adjacent tissue transfer or rearrangement, trunk; defect 10.1 sq cm to 30.0 sq cm

14020

Adjacent tissue transfer or rearrangement, scalp, arms and/or legs; defect 10 sq cm 
or less

14021

Adjacent tissue transfer or rearrangement, scalp, arms and/or legs; defect 10.1 sq cm 
to 30.0 sq cm

14040

Adjacent tissue transfer or rearrangement, forehead, cheeks, chin, mouth, neck, 
axillae, genitalia, hands and/or feet; defect 10 sq cm or less

14041

Adjacent tissue transfer or rearrangement, forehead, cheeks, chin, mouth, neck, 
axillae, genitalia, hands and/or feet; defect 10.1 sq cm to 30.0 sq cm

14060

Adjacent tissue transfer or rearrangement, eyelids, nose, ears and/or lips; defect 10 
sq cm or less

14061

Adjacent tissue transfer or rearrangement, eyelids, nose, ears and/or lips; defect 10.1 
sq cm to 30.0 sq cm

14350

Filleted finger or toe flap, including preparation of recipient site

CPT Code

Defined Ctgy Description

15002

Surgical preparation or creation of recipient site by excision of open wounds, burn 
eschar, or scar (including subcutaneous tissues), or incisional release of scar 
contracture, trunk, arms, legs; first 100 sq cm or 1% of body area of infants and 
children

15004

Surgical preparation or creation of recipient site by excision of open wounds, burn 
eschar, or scar (including subcutaneous tissues), or incisional release of scar 
contracture, face, scalp, eyelids, mouth, neck, ears, orbits, genitalia, hands, feet 
and/or multiple digits; first 100 sq cm or 1% of body area of infants and children

15050

Pinch graft, single or multiple, to cover small ulcer, tip of digit, or other minimal open 
area (except on face), up to defect size 2 cm diameter

15100

Split-thickness autograft, trunk, arms, legs; first 100 sq cm or less, or 1% of body area 
of infants and children (except 15050)

15101

Split-thickness autograft, trunk, arms, legs; each additional 100 sq cm, or each 
additional 1% of body area of infants and children, or part thereof (List separately in 
addition to code for primary procedure)

15120

Split-thickness autograft, face, scalp, eyelids, mouth, neck, ears, orbits, genitalia, 
hands, feet, and/or multiple digits; first 100 sq cm or less, or 1% of body area of 
infants and children (except 15050)

15121

Split-thickness autograft, face, scalp, eyelids, mouth, neck, ears, orbits, genitalia, 
hands, feet, and/or multiple digits; each additional 100 sq cm, or each additional 1% 
of body area of infants and children, or part thereof (List separately in addition to code 
for primary procedure)

15200

Full thickness graft, free, including direct closure of donor site, trunk; 20 sq cm or less

15201

Full thickness graft, free, including direct closure of donor site, trunk; each additional 
20 sq cm, or part thereof (List separately in addition to code for primary procedure)

15220

Full thickness graft, free, including direct closure of donor site, scalp, arms, and/or 
legs; 20 sq cm or less

15221

Full thickness graft, free, including direct closure of donor site, scalp, arms, and/or 
legs; each additional 20 sq cm, or part thereof (List separately in addition to code for 
primary procedure)

15240

Full thickness graft, free, including direct closure of donor site, forehead, cheeks, chin, 
mouth, neck, axillae, genitalia, hands, and/or feet; 20 sq cm or less

15241

Full thickness graft, free, including direct closure of donor site, forehead, cheeks, chin, 
mouth, neck, axillae, genitalia, hands, and/or feet; each additional 20 sq cm, or part 
thereof (List separately in addition to code for primary procedure)

15260

Full thickness graft, free, including direct closure of donor site, nose, ears, eyelids, 
and/or lips; 20 sq cm or less

15261

Full thickness graft, free, including direct closure of donor site, nose, ears, eyelids, 
and/or lips; each additional 20 sq cm, or part thereof (List separately in addition to 
code for primary procedure)

Integumentary System  –  Skin Grafts

CPT Code

Defined Ctgy Description

29848

CARP

Endoscopy, wrist, surgical, with release of transverse carpal ligament

64721

CARP

Neuroplasty and/or transposition; median nerve at carpal tunnel

Nervous System  –  Carpal Tunnel

Nervous System  –  Incision/Excision

CPT Code

Defined Ctgy Description

64774

Excision of neuroma; cutaneous nerve, surgically identifiable

64776

Excision of neuroma; digital nerve, 1 or both, same digit

64778

Excision of neuroma; digital nerve, each additional digit (List separately in addition to 
code for primary procedure)

64782

Excision of neuroma; hand or foot, except digital nerve

64783

Excision of neuroma; hand or foot, each additional nerve, except same digit (List 
separately in addition to code for primary procedure)

64784

Excision of neuroma; major peripheral nerve, except sciatic

64786

Excision of neuroma; sciatic nerve

64787

Implantation of nerve end into bone or muscle (List separately in addition to neuroma 
excision)

64788

Excision of neurofibroma or neurolemmoma; cutaneous nerve

64790

Excision of neurofibroma or neurolemmoma; major peripheral nerve

64792

Excision of neurofibroma or neurolemmoma; extensive (including malignant type)

64795

Biopsy of nerve

64802

Sympathectomy, cervical

64804

Sympathectomy, cervicothoracic

64809

Sympathectomy, thoracolumbar

64818

Sympathectomy, lumbar

64820

Sympathectomy; digital arteries, each digit

CPT Code

Defined Ctgy Description

64702

Neuroplasty; digital, 1 or both, same digit

64704

Neuroplasty; nerve of hand or foot

64708

Neuroplasty, major peripheral nerve, arm or leg, open; other than specified

64712

Neuroplasty, major peripheral nerve, arm or leg, open; sciatic nerve

64713

Neuroplasty, major peripheral nerve, arm or leg, open; brachial plexus

64714

Neuroplasty, major peripheral nerve, arm or leg, open; lumbar plexus

64716

Neuroplasty and/or transposition; cranial nerve (specify)

64718

Neuroplasty and/or transposition; ulnar nerve at elbow

64719

Neuroplasty and/or transposition; ulnar nerve at wrist

64722

Decompression; unspecified nerve(s) (specify)

64726

Decompression; plantar digital nerve

64727

Internal neurolysis, requiring use of operating microscope (List separately in addition 
to code for neuroplasty) (Neuroplasty includes external neurolysis)

Nervous System  –  Neuroplasty

CPT Code

Defined Ctgy Description

64831

Suture of digital nerve, hand or foot; 1 nerve

64832

Suture of digital nerve, hand or foot; each additional digital nerve (List separately in 
addition to code for primary procedure)

64834

Suture of 1 nerve; hand or foot, common sensory nerve

64835

Suture of 1 nerve; median motor thenar

Nervous System  –  Neurorrhaphy

64836

Suture of 1 nerve; ulnar motor

64837

Suture of each additional nerve, hand or foot (List separately in addition to code for 
primary procedure)

64840

Suture of posterior tibial nerve

64856

Suture of major peripheral nerve, arm or leg, except sciatic; including transposition

64857

Suture of major peripheral nerve, arm or leg, except sciatic; without transposition

64858

Suture of sciatic nerve

64859

Suture of each additional major peripheral nerve (List separately in addition to code 
for primary procedure)

64861

Suture of; brachial plexus

64862

Suture of; lumbar plexus

64864

Suture of facial nerve; extracranial

64865

Suture of facial nerve; infratemporal, with or without grafting

64866

Anastomosis; facial-spinal accessory

64868

Anastomosis; facial-hypoglossal

64872

Suture of nerve; requiring secondary or delayed suture (List separately in addition to 
code for primary neurorrhaphy)

64874

Suture of nerve; requiring extensive mobilization, or transposition of nerve (List 
separately in addition to code for nerve suture)

64876

Suture of nerve; requiring shortening of bone of extremity (List separately in addition 
to code for nerve suture)

64885

Nerve graft (includes obtaining graft), head or neck; up to 4 cm in length

64886

Nerve graft (includes obtaining graft), head or neck; more than 4 cm length

64890

Nerve graft (includes obtaining graft), single strand, hand or foot; up to 4 cm length

64891

Nerve graft (includes obtaining graft), single strand, hand or foot; more than 4 cm 
length

64892

Nerve graft (includes obtaining graft), single strand, arm or leg; up to 4 cm length

64893

Nerve graft (includes obtaining graft), single strand, arm or leg; more than 4 cm length

64895

Nerve graft (includes obtaining graft), multiple strands (cable), hand or foot; up to 4 
cm length

64896

Nerve graft (includes obtaining graft), multiple strands (cable), hand or foot; more than 
4 cm length

64897

Nerve graft (includes obtaining graft), multiple strands (cable), arm or leg; up to 4 cm 
length

64898

Nerve graft (includes obtaining graft), multiple strands (cable), arm or leg; more than 4 
cm length

64901

Nerve graft, each additional nerve; single strand (List separately in addition to code 
for primary procedure)

64902

Nerve graft, each additional nerve; multiple strands (cable) (List separately in addition 
to code for primary procedure)

64905

Nerve pedicle transfer; first stage

64907

Nerve pedicle transfer; second stage

CPT Code

Defined Ctgy Description

64455

Injection(s), anesthetic agent and/or steroid, plantar common digital nerve(s) (eg, 
Morton’s neuroma)

64632

Destruction by neurolytic agent; plantar common digital nerve

Nervous System  –  Other

64999

Unlisted procedure, nervous system

CPT Code

Defined Ctgy Description

64732

Transection or avulsion of; supraorbital nerve

64734

Transection or avulsion of; infraorbital nerve

64736

Transection or avulsion of; mental nerve

64738

Transection or avulsion of; inferior alveolar nerve by osteotomy

64740

Transection or avulsion of; lingual nerve

64742

Transection or avulsion of; facial nerve, differential or complete

64744

Transection or avulsion of; greater occipital nerve

64746

Transection or avulsion of; phrenic nerve

64755

Transection or avulsion of; vagus nerves limited to proximal stomach (selective 
proximal vagotomy, proximal gastric vagotomy, parietal cell vagotomy, supra- or 
highly selective vagotomy)

64760

Transection or avulsion of; vagus nerve (vagotomy), abdominal

64763

Transection or avulsion of obturator nerve, extrapelvic, with or without adductor 
tenotomy

64766

Transection or avulsion of obturator nerve, intrapelvic, with or without adductor 
tenotomy

64771

Transection or avulsion of other cranial nerve, extradural

64772

Transection or avulsion of other spinal nerve, extradural

Nervous System  –  Transection or Avulsion

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