Medical Billing and Coding Essay
PROCEDURE: The patient was placed in the supine position on the operating room table, where her right hand and forearm were prepped with Betadine and draped in a sterile fashion. We infiltrated the thenar crease area with 1% Xylocaine, and once adequate anesthesia had been achieved, we exsanguinated the hand and forearm with an Esmarch bandage. We then created a longitudinal incision just at the ulnar aspect of the thenar crease and carried the dissection down through the subcutaneous tissue. We identified the transverse carpal ligament and incised this …show more content…
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Question 5 1.
LOCATlON: Outpatient, hospital
PATIENT: May Leigh
SURGEON: Mohamad Almaz, MD
PREOPERATIVE DlAGNOSIS: Osteoarthritis, left knee.
POSTOPERATIVE DIAGNOSIS: Same.
PROCEDURE PERFORMED: Left total knee arthroplasty.
ESTIMATED BLOOD LOSS: Minimal
Following satisfactory preoperative review and assessment and full discussion, the patient was brought to the operating room where under general anesthesia examination confirmed patient to demonstrate excellent appearance of her right total knee and increased valgus and crepitus of the left knee. The left knee was then elevated, scrubbed, prepped and draped in the usual fashion and utilizing a standard midline incision