how to code incision and drainage of Cutaneous abscess
I&D Abscess (EIC): verbal consent obtained after review of risks / benefits
Area prepped with betadyne. 1% lidocaine 2 cc injected
Sterile technique. 1 cm incsion with 11 blade, small amount of pus drained with blood. Firm localized nodule stil palpated consistent with likely EIC. Firm pressure applied to drain wound and swelling lessened.
#1 interrupted 6.0 ethilon suture placed loosely. Steri-strips applied.