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Foot and Ankle: Don’t get your tendons in a Wad!

​For many years I struggled coding foot and ankle procedures. I would ask myself: “Is this tendon a flexor or is it an extensor?” “Hmm... what does it do?”  “Is this a ligament or is this a tendon?”    Of course, back then we didn’t have internet and had to utilize...

Overview of Orthopedic Oncology

Orthopedic oncology is a subspeciality of orthopedics that involves the diagnosis and treatment of malignant disorders of the musculoskeletal system. Orthopedic oncologists treat conditions such as: Primary bone cancers Soft tissue tumors Cancers, such as breast,...

Don’t Sleep on Shoulder Procedures!

Is coding for shoulder procedures keeping you up at night?  Don’t worry, it happens to many of us!  Over the years, I have become pretty comfortable with these procedures, so I thought I would share some insights that may be helpful. I am sure you have heard the...