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Common Extensor Tendon origin tear at DIP jt
Is the above CPT 26433? Is 26433 only for mallet injuries? Is the above the same as a mallet injury since it is at distal IP jt? I'm thinking that 26418 would be more appropriate. Thanks,
My thought on: I would go with 26433 if the tendon was repaired at the distal insertion due to the CPT code description states it is a repair of the extensor at the distal origin.