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Aug 24th, 2010 - Bethpostoab 11 

Ortho Coding Help

Can anyone help with a cpt code for Incision and drainage of Morel Lavellee Lesion with irrigation and debridement? Thanks

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Aug 24th, 2010 - jschmutz   323 

Morel-Lavallée lesions

Morel-Lavallée lesions are closed soft-tissue degloving injuries that occur when the skin and subcutaneous tissues are separated from underlying fascia as a result of a sudden shearing force. The space that is created has the potential to be filled with a mixture of blood, lymph fluid, or necrotic fat, which may easily become infected.

It wouldn't be appropriate to recommend a CPT code since this can vary from procedure to procedure depending on the location, depth and severity of the injury.

I suggest you start here: 10140 Incision and drainage of hematoma, seroma or fluid collection

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