Part 3 Review the following coding scenario. Assign the CPTcode(s) for the wound repaironly. A patient comes to the emergency room after sustaining a -cm wound to the left side of her face. She was cut with a piece of glass during a physical altercation with her husband. The physician performs a detailed history and examination. Medical decision making was of moderate complexity. The physician repairs the facial wound without difficulty; however, the wound requires extensive cleaning to remove the glass particles beforehand. The physician also repaired a superficial -cm wound to the left ear. Both wounds were closed using 4-0 Vicryl. CPTcode(s):__________________ ___________________________________________________________ (Part 3 is worth 20 points of your overall graded project.)
A 2015 meta analysis found that the taping provided more pain relief than no treatment at all, but was not better than other treatment approaches in patients with chronic musculoskeletal pain.  The same meta analysis did not find any significant changes in disability as a result of taping.  A 2012 journal article from the Journal of Hand Therapy suggests that kinesio tape might have some effect on lymph drainage. Based on a double blind study , elastic therapeutic tape may be of some assistance to clinicians in improving pain-free active range of motion immediately after tape application for patients with shoulder pain. Utilization of the tape for decreasing pain intensity or disability for young patients with suspected shoulder tendonitis/impingement is not supported.  Based on two different studies, kinesio tape showed quicker drainage than manually and better patient compliance.  A 2014 meta analysis looked at methodological quality of studies along with overall population effect and suggested that studies deemed of lower methodological quality are more likely to report beneficial effects of elastic therapeutic taping. It also suggested that applying elastic therapeutic tape, "to facilitate muscular contraction has no or only negligible effects on muscle strength".  A 2012 meta analysis found that the efficacy of elastic therapeutic tape in pain relief was trivial given that no studies found clinically important results. The tape "may have a small beneficial role in improving strength, range of motion in certain injured cohorts and force sense error compared with other elastic tapes, but further studies are needed to confirm these findings".  The same article concluded: "The same article concluded: "KT had some substantial effects on muscle activity, but it was unclear whether these changes were beneficial or harmful. In conclusion, there was little quality evidence to support the use of KT over other types of elastic taping in the management or prevention of sports injuries"