The 3rd character refers to the root operation or the objective of the procedure.

Anatomical Regions, Upper Extremities

  • 0X0 - Alteration

    Modifying the anatomic structure of a body part without affecting the function of the body part — Principal purpose is to improve appearance

  • 0X2 - Change

    Taking out or off a device from a body part and putting back an identical or similar device in or on the same body part without cutting or puncturing the skin or a mucous membrane — All CHANGE procedures are coded using the approach EXTERNAL

  • 0X3 - Control

    Stopping, or attempting to stop, postprocedural or other acute bleeding — The site of the bleeding is coded as an anatomical region and not to a specific body part

  • 0X6 - Detachment

    Cutting off all or a portion of the upper or lower extremities — The body part value is the site of the detachment, with a qualifier if applicable to further specify the level where the extremity was detached

  • 0X9 - Drainage

    Taking or letting out fluids and/or gases from a body part — The qualifier DIAGNOSTIC is used to identify drainage procedures that are biopsies

  • 0XB - Excision

    Cutting out or off, without replacement, a portion of a body part — The qualifier DIAGNOSTIC is used to identify excision procedures that are biopsies

  • 0XH - Insertion

    Putting in a nonbiological appliance that monitors, assists, performs, or prevents a physiological function but does not physically take the place of a body part

  • 0XJ - Inspection

    Visually and/or manually exploring a body part — Visual exploration may be performed with or without optical instrumentation. Manual exploration may be performed directly or through intervening body layers

  • 0XM - Reattachment

    Putting back in or on all or a portion of a separated body part to its normal location or other suitable location — Vascular circulation and nervous pathways may or may not be reestablished

  • 0XP - Removal

    Taking out or off a device from a body part — If a device is taken out and a similar device put in without cutting or puncturing the skin or mucous membrane, the procedure is coded to the root operation CHANGE. Otherwise, the procedure for taking out a device is coded to the root operation REMOVAL

  • 0XQ - Repair

    Restoring, to the extent possible, a body part to its normal anatomic structure and function — Used only when the method to accomplish the repair is not one of the other root operations

  • 0XR - Replacement

    Putting in or on biological or synthetic material that physically takes the place and/or function of all or a portion of a body part — The body part may have been taken out or replaced, or may be taken out, physically eradicated, or rendered nonfunctional during the Replacement procedure. A Removal procedure is coded for taking out the device used in a previous replacement procedure

  • 0XW - Revision

    Correcting, to the extent possible, a portion of a malfunctioning device or the position of a displaced device — Revision can include correcting a malfunctioning or displaced device by taking out or putting in components of the device such as a screw or pin

  • 0XU - Supplement

    Putting in or on biological or synthetic material that physically reinforces and/or augments the function of a portion of a body part — The biological material is non-living, or is living and from the same individual. The body part may have been previously replaced, and the Supplement procedure is performed to physically reinforce and/or augment the function of the replaced body part

  • 0XX - Transfer

    Moving, without taking out, all or a portion of a body part to another location to take over the function of all or a portion of a body part — The body part transferred remains connected to its vascular and nervous supply

  • 0XY - Transplantation

    Putting in or on all or a portion of a living body part taken from another individual or animal to physically take the place and/or function of all or a portion of a similar body part — The native body part may or may not be taken out, and the transplanted body part may take over all or a portion of its function