CPT Code 28660 | Description & Clinical Information

CPT 28660 describes the provider’s performance of closed treatment on an interphalangeal joint dislocation, which involves the abnormal separation of a joint between two phalanges of a toe, without the use of anesthesia for the patient.

Official Description

The CPT book defines CPT code 28660 as: “Closed treatment of interphalangeal joint dislocation; without anesthesia”.

Clinical Information

The procedure described by CPT code 28660 involves the reduction of an interphalangeal joint dislocation. This is typically done after the patient has been appropriately prepped for the procedure.

Before performing the reduction, the provider will usually order a separately reportable X-ray to examine the dislocated joint. This helps them to understand the extent of the injury and determine the best course of action.

Once they have a clear understanding of the injury, the provider will then proceed to manually adjust the bones by pushing or pulling them into their normal alignment. It is worth noting that anesthesia is typically not used during this procedure.

After successfully reducing the dislocation, the provider will then place the affected toe in a splint or brace for a minimum period of four weeks. This helps to ensure that the bones remain in their proper position and gives them time to heal.

In some cases, the provider may also order another separately reportable X-ray examination to confirm the reduction of the dislocation. This is usually done a few weeks after the initial reduction to assess how well the bones are healing and detect any complications that may have arisen.

Overall, the CPT 28660 procedure is a crucial step in treating interphalangeal joint dislocations. By carefully reducing the dislocation and properly immobilizing the affected toe, providers can help patients achieve a successful recovery and minimize the risk of long-term complications.

Return to all the CPT codes for fracture and/or dislocation procedures on the foot and toes.

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