Insertion of K-wire into joint

Created Mar 2018
Reviewed Dec 2019

Query

Patient is admitted for PIPJ release and insertion of K-wire into joint for treatment of little finger camptodactyly.
What ACHI code is assigned for insertion of the K-wire into PIP joint?

Response

As per the ACHI Index assign code 47921-00 [1554] Insertion of internal fixation device, NEC and use free text to specify the procedure performed.

ACHI Alphabetic Index
          Insertion
          - device — see also Insertion/by type of device
          - - fixation, internal
          - - - bone — see also Fixation/bone
          - - - - orthopaedic (pin) (plate) (wire) 47921-00 [1554]
          …
          - pin or wire
          - - orthopaedic 47921-00 [1554]
          …
          - wire or pin (orthopaedic) 47921-00 [1554]

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