Coding tip: Learn the new 2008 CPT codes for elbow The new CPT codes for use include the following codes: 24357-Tenotomy, elbow, lateral or medial (e.g., epicondylitis, tennis elbow, golfer's elbow); percutaneous. Use this code when a surgeon performs a percutaneous tenotomy procedure on the proximal extensor carpi radialis brevis tendon at its insertion in the lateral epicondylar area. Extensor Brevis Release and Lateral Epicondylectomy Extensor Brevis Release and Lateral Epicondylectomy. After surgery, the therapist instructs the patient concerning the need to elevate the site to avoid edema and initiates gentle AROM exercises for the hand and shoulder. The patient is to remain immobilized in the postoperative splint with the elbow positioned at 90°.
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