Created Mar 2018
Reviewed Dec 2019
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?
As per the ACHI Index assign code 47921-00  Insertion of internal fixation device, NEC and use free text to specify the procedure performed.
ACHI Alphabetic Index
- device — see also Insertion/by type of device
- - fixation, internal
- - - bone — see also Fixation/bone
- - - - orthopaedic (pin) (plate) (wire) 47921-00 
- pin or wire
- - orthopaedic 47921-00 
- wire or pin (orthopaedic) 47921-00