What is subacromial bursectomy?

Arthroscopic subacromial bursectomy is a common component in other operations such as a subacromial decompression or rotator cuff repair, but it can occasionally be undertaken as the primary procedure in the management of a bursitis that has not responded to non-operative treatments.

What is the procedure code for bursectomy?

For open trochanteric bursectomy, there is a CPT code, 27062.

What is the CPT code 29826?

Codes 29826, 29827 (shoulder arthroscopy, rotator cuff repair), 29822 (shoulder arthroscopy, debridement, limited), 29823 (shoulder arthroscopy, debridement, extensive), and 29824 (shoulder arthroscopy, distal claviculectomy) were all searched independently for each year and cross-referenced with each other and all …

What is a bursectomy of the shoulder?

Bursectomy The inflamed bursa is removed in a procedure called a bursectomy. This may be done with a single open incision or arthroscopically (which requires 2 or 3 small incisions). After a bursa is removed, a new bursa may form in its place.

Is subacromial bursitis painful?

Subacromial bursitis is an intense pain in your shoulder that gets worse when you move. Getting treatment early can help prevent long-term joint problems.

Do you need surgery for shoulder bursitis?

Surgical Treatment Surgery is sometimes needed to treat shoulder bursitis. This can be done using a small incision with a special, minimally invasive probe called an arthroscope. During the surgery, the inflamed bursa, some of the bone and any spurs are removed to create a larger space for the rotator cuff tendons.

What is the CPT code for shoulder Bursectomy?

The correct code is 29826.

What is subacromial decompression?

Shoulder subacromial decompression (also called acromioplasty) is a surgical procedure to treat shoulder impingement, a common condition that causes weakness in your shoulder and pain when you raise your arm above your head. It is performed using keyhole surgery.

Can CPT 29827 and 29825 be billed together?

We are having a debate in our office we hope you can help unravel. We want to report CPT code 29827 and 29825 together but our Coding Companion states that they are inclusive to each other and are bundled.

How long is recovery from shoulder bursitis surgery?

Recovery. Recovery from impingement / bursitis surgery involves the use of a sling for a short period, less than two weeks. Physical therapy is generally recommended after the surgery. Return to full activity ranges from six to eight weeks.

How long should you take off work after shoulder surgery?

You may be able to do easier daily activities in 2 to 3 weeks. Most people who work at desk jobs can go back to work at this time. If you lift, push, or pull at work, you will probably need 3 to 4 months off. Most people can start activities with low risk of shoulder injury in about 3 months.