Final Orthopaedic Surgery ELECTIVE Procedure OPCS codes SC



Coding system
OPCS-4
Organisation
OpenSAFELY
Codelist ID
opensafely/final-orthopaedic-surgery-elective-procedure-opcs-codes-sc
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7fe3c508

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Description

OPCS-4 codes for all ELECTIVE, or non-emergency, orthopaedic procedures.

Methodology

Non-emergency procedures defined according to the Royal College of Surgeons surgical prioritisation guidelines. This list contains all procedures which were deemed to fall in category 2, 3 and 4.

Signed off by

  • salma chaudhury, (March 2, 2021)
  • Allison Rodgers, (March 2, 2021)
Code Description
A44.2 Extirpation of lesion of spinal cord NEC
A44.3 Excision of lesion of intradural intramedullary spinal cord
A44.4 Excision of lesion of extradural spinal cord
A44.5 Excision of lesion of intradural extramedullary spinal cord
A44.8 Other specified partial extirpation of spinal cord
A44.9 Unspecified partial extirpation of spinal cord
A45.1 Stereotactic chordotomy of spinal cord
A45.2 Open chordotomy of spinal cord NEC
A45.4 Open biopsy of lesion of spinal cord
A45.5 Removal of foreign body from spinal cord
A45.6 Open aspiration of lesion of spinal cord
A45.8 Other specified other open operations on spinal cord
A45.9 Unspecified other open operations on spinal cord
A48.1 Biopsy of lesion of spinal cord NEC
A48.2 Aspiration of lesion of spinal cord
A49.1 Freeing of spinal tether NEC
A49.2 Closure of spinal myelomeningocele
A49.3 Closure of spinal meningocele
A49.4 Complex freeing of spinal tether
A49.8 Other specified repair of spina bifida
A49.9 Unspecified repair of spina bifida
A51.1 Extirpation of lesion of meninges of spinal cord
A51.2 Freeing of adhesions of meninges of spinal cord
A51.3 Biopsy of lesion of meninges of spinal cord
A52.1 Therapeutic lumbar epidural injection
A52.2 Therapeutic sacral epidural injection
A51.4 Endoscopic division of epidural adhesions
A57.8 Other specified operations on spinal nerve root
A62.1 Primary microsurgical graft to peripheral nerve
A62.2 Secondary microsurgical graft to peripheral nerve
A62.3 Microsurgical graft to peripheral nerve NEC
A62.4 Primary microsurgical repair of peripheral nerve NEC
A62.5 Secondary microsurgical repair of peripheral nerve NEC
A62.6 Microsurgical graft to multiple peripheral nerves NEC
A62.7 Microsurgical repair of multiple peripheral nerves NEC
A62.8 Other specified microsurgical repair of peripheral nerve
A62.9 Unspecified microsurgical repair of peripheral nerve
A63.1 Primary graft to peripheral nerve NEC
A63.2 Secondary graft to peripheral nerve NEC
A64.1 Primary approximation of peripheral nerve
A64.2 Primary repair of peripheral nerve NEC
A64.4 Secondary repair of peripheral nerve NEC
A64.8 Other specified other repair of peripheral nerve
A64.9 Unspecified other repair of peripheral nerve
A65.1 Carpal tunnel release
A65.2 Canal of Guyon release
A65.8 Other specified release of entrapment of peripheral nerve at wrist
A65.9 Unspecified release of entrapment of peripheral nerve at wrist
A66.1 Tarsal tunnel release
A66.8 Other specified release of entrapment of peripheral nerve at ankle
A66.9 Unspecified release of entrapment of peripheral nerve at ankle
A67.1 Cubital tunnel release
A67.2 Release of entrapment of lateral cutaneous nerve of thigh
A67.3 Release of entrapment of plantar digital nerve
A67.8 Other specified release of entrapment of peripheral nerve at other site
A67.9 Unspecified release of entrapment of peripheral nerve at other site
A68.1 Primary neurolysis of peripheral nerve and transposition of peripheral nerve
A68.2 Secondary neurolysis of peripheral nerve and transposition of peripheral nerve
A68.3 Neurolysis of peripheral nerve and transposition of peripheral nerve NEC
A68.4 Primary neurolysis of peripheral nerve NEC
A68.5 Secondary neurolysis of peripheral nerve NEC
A68.8 Other specified other release of peripheral nerve
A68.9 Unspecified other release of peripheral nerve
A69.1 Revision of neurolysis of peripheral nerve and transposition of peripheral nerve
A69.2 Revision of carpal tunnel release
A69.3 Revision of tarsal tunnel release
A69.8 Other specified revision of release of peripheral nerve
A69.9 Unspecified revision of release of peripheral nerve
A73.1 Biopsy of lesion of peripheral nerve
A73.2 Freeing of adhesions of peripheral nerve NEC
A73.3 Decompression of peripheral nerve NEC
A73.4 Exploration of peripheral nerve
A73.5 Injection of therapeutic substance around peripheral nerve
A73.6 Transfer and reimplantation of peripheral nerve NEC
A73.8 Other specified other operations on peripheral nerve
O06.1 Primary hybrid prosthetic replacement of shoulder joint using cemented humeral component
O06.2 Conversion to hybrid prosthetic replacement of shoulder joint using cemented humeral component
O06.3 Revision of hybrid prosthetic replacement of shoulder joint using cemented humeral component
O06.8 Other specified hybrid prosthetic replacement of shoulder joint using cemented humeral component
O07.1 Primary hybrid prosthetic replacement of shoulder joint using cemented glenoid component
O07.2 Conversion to hybrid prosthetic replacement of shoulder joint using cemented glenoid component
O07.3 Revision of hybrid prosthetic replacement of shoulder joint using cemented glenoid component
O08.1 Primary hybrid prosthetic replacement of shoulder joint using cement NEC
O08.3 Revision of hybrid prosthetic replacement of shoulder joint using cement NEC
O08.4 Attention to hybrid prosthetic replacement of shoulder joint using cement NEC
O08.8 Other specified hybrid prosthetic replacement of shoulder joint using cement
O10.1 Extra-articular scapular resection with reconstruction of shoulder
O10.8 Other specified complex reconstruction of shoulder
O18.1 Primary hybrid prosthetic replacement of knee joint using cement
O18.2 Conversion to hybrid prosthetic replacement of knee joint using cement
O18.3 Revision of hybrid prosthetic replacement of knee joint using cement
O18.4 Attention to hybrid prosthetic replacement of knee joint using cement
O19.1 Endoscopic autologous matrix induced chondrogenesis of joint
O19.2 Endoscopic excision of infrapatellar fat pad
O21.1 Primary total prosthetic replacement of elbow joint using cement
O21.2 Conversion to total prosthetic replacement of elbow joint using cement
O21.3 Revision of total prosthetic replacement of elbow joint using cement
O21.4 Revision of one component of total prosthetic replacement of elbow joint using cement
O21.9 Unspecified total prosthetic replacement of elbow joint using cement
O22.1 Primary total prosthetic replacement of elbow joint not using cement
O22.2 Conversion to total prosthetic replacement of elbow joint not using cement
O22.3 Revision of total prosthetic replacement of elbow joint not using cement
O22.4 Revision of one component of total prosthetic replacement of elbow joint not using cement
O23.1 Primary total prosthetic replacement of elbow joint NEC
O23.2 Conversion to total prosthetic replacement of elbow joint NEC
O23.3 Revision of total prosthetic replacement of elbow joint NEC
O23.4 Attention to total prosthetic replacement of elbow joint NEC
O23.5 Revision of one component of total prosthetic replacement of elbow joint NEC
O23.8 Other specified total prosthetic replacement of elbow joint
O24.1 Primary prosthetic replacement of head of radius using cement
O24.2 Conversion to prosthetic replacement of head of radius using cement
O24.3 Revision of prosthetic replacement of head of radius using cement
O24.9 Unspecified prosthetic replacement of head of radius using cement
O25.1 Primary prosthetic replacement of head of radius not using cement
O25.3 Revision of prosthetic replacement of head of radius not using cement
O25.8 Other specified prosthetic replacement of head of radius not using cement
O25.9 Unspecified prosthetic replacement of head of radius not using cement
O26.1 Primary prosthetic replacement of head of radius NEC
O26.3 Revision of prosthetic replacement of head of radius NEC
O26.4 Attention to prosthetic replacement of head of radius NEC
O27.1 Extra-articular ligament reconstruction for stabilisation of joint
O27.2 Repair of capsule and anterior and posterior labrum for stabilisation of glenohumeral joint
O27.3 Repair of capsule and anterior labrum for stabilisation of glenohumeral joint
O27.4 Repair of capsule and posterior labrum for stabilisation of glenohumeral joint
O27.8 Other specified other stabilising operations on joint
O29.1 Subacromial decompression
O32.1 Primary total prosthetic replacement of ankle joint NEC
O32.2 Conversion to total prosthetic replacement of ankle joint NEC
O32.3 Revision of total prosthetic replacement of ankle joint NEC
O32.4 Attention to total prosthetic replacement of ankle joint NEC
O32.5 Revision of one component of total prosthetic replacement of ankle joint NEC
T52.1 Palmar fasciectomy
T52.2 Revision of palmar fasciectomy
T52.3 Plantar fasciectomy
T52.4 Revision of plantar fasciectomy
T52.5 Digital fasciectomy
T52.6 Revision of digital fasciectomy
T52.8 Other specified excision of other fascia
T52.9 Unspecified excision of other fascia
T53.1 Excision of lesion of fascia
T53.2 Destruction of lesion of fascia
T53.8 Other specified extirpation of lesion of fascia
T53.9 Unspecified extirpation of lesion of fascia
T54.1 Division of palmar fascia
T54.2 Division of plantar fascia
T54.8 Other specified division of fascia
T54.9 Unspecified division of fascia
T56.1 Dermofasciectomy
T56.8 Other specified other excision of other fascia
T56.2 Revision of dermofasciectomy
T57.1 Freeing of adhesions of fascia
T57.2 Biopsy of lesion of fascia
T57.3 Repair of fascia
T57.4 Stripping of fascia
T57.8 Other specified other operations on fascia
T59.1 Excision of ganglion of wrist
T59.2 Excision of ganglion of hand NEC
T59.3 Excision of ganglion of knee
T59.4 Excision of ganglion of foot
T59.8 Other specified excision of ganglion
T59.9 Unspecified excision of ganglion
T60.1 Re-excision of ganglion of wrist
T60.2 Re-excision of ganglion of hand NEC
T60.3 Re-excision of ganglion of knee
T60.4 Re-excision of ganglion of foot
T60.8 Other specified re-excision of ganglion
T61.1 Aspiration of ganglion
T61.8 Other specified other operations on ganglion
T61.9 Unspecified other operations on ganglion
T62.1 Total excision of bursa
T62.2 Excision of bursa NEC
T62.4 Aspiration of bursa
T62.5 Injection into bursa
T62.6 Exploration of bursa
T62.8 Other specified operations on bursa
T64.1 Multiple transfer of tendon to tendon
T64.2 Transfer of tendon to tendon NEC
T64.3 Multiple insertion of tendons into bone
T64.4 Insertion of tendon into bone NEC
T64.5 Tenodesis
T64.8 Other specified transposition of tendon
T64.9 Unspecified transposition of tendon
T65.1 Sacrifice of tendon
T65.2 Excision of lesion of tendon
T65.8 Other specified excision of tendon
T65.9 Unspecified excision of tendon
T67.1 Primary repair of tendon using tendon transfer procedure
T67.2 Primary repair of tendon using lengthening procedure
T67.3 Primary repair of tendon using permanent prosthesis
T67.4 Primary repair of tendon using temporary prosthesis
T67.5 Primary repair of tendon using graft
T67.6 Primary simple repair of tendon
T67.8 Other specified primary repair of tendon
T67.9 Unspecified primary repair of tendon
T68.1 Secondary repair of tendon using tendon transfer procedure
T68.2 Secondary repair of tendon using lengthening procedure
T68.3 Secondary repair of tendon using permanent prosthesis
T68.4 Secondary repair of tendon using temporary prosthesis
T68.5 Secondary repair of tendon using graft
T68.6 Secondary simple repair of tendon
T68.8 Other specified secondary repair of tendon
T68.9 Unspecified secondary repair of tendon
T69.1 Primary tenolysis
T69.2 Revision of tenolysis
T69.8 Other specified freeing of tendon
T69.9 Unspecified freeing of tendon
T70.1 Subcutaneous tenotomy
T70.2 Tenotomy NEC
T70.3 Adjustment to muscle origin of tendon
T70.4 Shortening of tendon NEC
T70.5 Lengthening of tendon
T70.8 Other specified adjustment to length of tendon
T70.9 Unspecified adjustment to length of tendon
T71.1 Tenosynovectomy
T71.8 Other specified excision of sheath of tendon
T71.9 Unspecified excision of sheath of tendon
T72.1 Reconstruction of sheath of tendon
T72.3 Release of constriction of sheath of tendon
T72.4 Exploration of sheath of tendon
T72.8 Other specified other operations on sheath of tendon
T74.2 Removal of prosthesis from tendon
T74.6 Autologous blood injection into tendon
T74.8 Other specified other operations on tendon
T74.9 Unspecified other operations on tendon
T79.1 Plastic repair of rotator cuff of shoulder NEC
T79.2 Quadricepsplasty
T79.3 Revisional repair of rotator cuff NEC
T79.4 Plastic repair of multiple tears of rotator cuff of shoulder
T79.5 Revisional repair of multiple tears of rotator cuff of shoulder
T79.8 Other specified repair of muscle
T79.9 Unspecified repair of muscle
T61.2 Biopsy of ganglion
T62.3 Biopsy of lesion of bursa
T72.2 Biopsy of lesion of sheath of tendon
T74.1 Biopsy of lesion of tendon NEC
T74.3 Exploration of tendon NEC
T81.1 Percutaneous biopsy of muscle
T81.3 Biopsy of lesion of muscle NEC
T81.8 Other specified biopsy of muscle
T81.9 Unspecified biopsy of muscle
T83.1 Destruction of lesion of muscle
T83.2 Division of muscle
T83.3 Stretching of muscle
T83.4 Exploration of muscle
T83.8 Other specified other operations on muscle
V23.1 Revisional anterior decompression of cervical spinal cord and fusion of joint of cervical spine
V23.2 Revisional anterior decompression of cervical spinal cord NEC
V23.3 Revisional foraminotomy of cervical spine
V23.4 Revisional anterior corpectomy of cervical spine with reconstruction HFQ
V23.5 Revisional decompression of posterior fossa and upper cervical spinal cord and instrumentation
V23.6 Revisional decompression of posterior fossa and upper cervical spinal cord NEC
V23.7 Revisional laminoplasty of cervical spine
V23.8 Other specified revisional decompression operations on cervical spine
V23.9 Unspecified revisional decompression operations on cervical spine
V24.3 Revisional decompression of thoracic spinal cord NEC
V24.4 Primary anterior corpectomy of thoracic spine and reconstruction HFQ
V24.5 Revisional anterior corpectomy of thoracic spine and reconstruction HFQ
V24.8 Other specified decompression operations on thoracic spine
V25.1 Primary extended decompression of lumbar spine and intertransverse fusion of joint of lumbar spine
V25.2 Primary extended decompression of lumbar spine NEC
V25.3 Primary posterior decompression of lumbar spine and intertransverse fusion of joint of lumbar spine
V25.4 Primary posterior laminectomy decompression of lumbar spine
V25.5 Primary posterior decompression of lumbar spine NEC
V25.6 Primary lateral foraminotomy of lumbar spine
V25.7 Primary anterior corpectomy of lumbar spine and reconstruction HFQ
V25.8 Other specified primary decompression operations on lumbar spine
V25.9 Unspecified primary decompression operations on lumbar spine
V26.1 Revisional extended decompression of lumbar spine and intertransverse fusion of joint of lumbar spine
V26.2 Revisional extended decompression of lumbar spine NEC
V26.3 Revisional posterior decompression of lumbar spine and intertransverse fusion of joint of lumbar spine
V26.4 Revisional posterior laminectomy decompression of lumbar spine
V26.5 Revisional posterior decompression of lumbar spine NEC
V26.6 Revisional lateral foraminotomy of lumbar spine
V26.7 Revisional anterior corpectomy of lumbar spine and reconstruction HFQ
V26.8 Other specified revisional decompression operations on lumbar spine
V26.9 Unspecified revisional decompression operations on lumbar spine
V27.3 Revisional decompression of spinal cord NEC
V28.1 Primary insertion of lumbar interspinous process spacer
V28.8 Other specified insertion of lumbar interspinous process spacer
V29.1 Primary laminectomy excision of cervical intervertebral disc
V29.2 Primary hemilaminectomy excision of cervical intervertebral disc
V29.3 Primary fenestration excision of cervical intervertebral disc
V29.4 Primary anterior excision of cervical intervertebral disc and interbody fusion of joint of cervical spine
V29.5 Primary anterior excision of cervical intervertebral disc NEC
V29.6 Primary microdiscectomy of cervical intervertebral disc
V29.8 Other specified primary excision of cervical intervertebral disc
V29.9 Unspecified primary excision of cervical intervertebral disc
V30.1 Revisional laminectomy excision of cervical intervertebral disc
V30.4 Revisional anterior excision of cervical intervertebral disc and interbody fusion of joint of cervical spine
V30.5 Revisional anterior excision of cervical intervertebral disc NEC
V30.9 Unspecified revisional excision of cervical intervertebral disc
V31.1 Primary anterolateral excision of thoracic intervertebral disc and graft HFQ
V31.2 Primary anterolateral excision of thoracic intervertebral disc NEC
V31.3 Primary costotransversectomy of thoracic intervertebral disc
V31.4 Primary percutaneous endoscopic excision of thoracic intervertebral disc
V31.8 Other specified primary excision of thoracic intervertebral disc
V31.9 Unspecified primary excision of thoracic intervertebral disc
V32.2 Revisional anterolateral excision of thoracic intervertebral disc NEC
V32.8 Other specified revisional excision of thoracic intervertebral disc
V33.1 Primary laminectomy excision of lumbar intervertebral disc
V33.2 Primary fenestration excision of lumbar intervertebral disc
V33.3 Primary anterior excision of lumbar intervertebral disc and interbody fusion of joint of lumbar spine
V33.4 Primary anterior excision of lumbar intervertebral disc NEC
V33.5 Primary anterior excision of lumbar intervertebral disc and posterior graft fusion of joint of lumbar spine
V33.6 Primary anterior excision of lumbar intervertebral disc and posterior instrumentation of lumbar spine
V33.7 Primary microdiscectomy of lumbar intervertebral disc
V33.8 Other specified primary excision of lumbar intervertebral disc
V33.9 Unspecified primary excision of lumbar intervertebral disc
V34.1 Revisional laminectomy excision of lumbar intervertebral disc
V34.2 Revisional fenestration excision of lumbar intervertebral disc
V34.3 Revisional anterior excision of lumbar intervertebral disc and interbody fusion of joint of lumbar spine
V34.4 Revisional anterior excision of lumbar intervertebral disc NEC
V34.5 Revisional anterior excision of lumbar intervertebral disc and posterior graft fusion of joint of lumbar spine
V34.6 Revisional anterior excision of lumbar intervertebral disc and posterior instrumentation of lumbar spine
V34.7 Revisional microdiscectomy of lumbar intervertebral disc
V34.8 Other specified revisional excision of lumbar intervertebral disc
V34.9 Unspecified revisional excision of lumbar intervertebral disc
V35.1 Primary excision of intervertebral disc NEC
V35.2 Revisional excision of intervertebral disc NEC
V35.8 Other specified excision of unspecified intervertebral disc
V36.1 Prosthetic replacement of cervical intervertebral disc
V36.3 Prosthetic replacement of lumbar intervertebral disc
V36.8 Other specified prosthetic replacement of intervertebral disc
V37.1 Posterior fusion of atlantoaxial joint NEC
V37.2 Posterior fusion of joint of cervical spine NEC
V37.4 Fusion of atlanto-occipital joint
V37.6 Posterior fusion of atlantoaxial joint using pedicle screw
V37.7 Fusion of occipitocervical junction NEC
V37.8 Other specified primary fusion of joint of cervical spine
V37.9 Unspecified primary fusion of joint of cervical spine
V38.1 Primary fusion of joint of thoracic spine
V38.2 Primary posterior interlaminar fusion of joint of lumbar spine
V38.3 Primary posterior fusion of joint of lumbar spine NEC
V38.4 Primary intertransverse fusion of joint of lumbar spine NEC
V38.5 Primary posterior interbody fusion of joint of lumbar spine
V38.6 Primary transforaminal interbody fusion of joint of lumbar spine
V38.8 Other specified primary fusion of other joint of spine
V38.9 Unspecified primary fusion of other joint of spine
V39.1 Revisional fusion of joint of cervical spine NEC
V39.2 Revisional fusion of joint of thoracic spine
V39.3 Revisional posterior interlaminar fusion of joint of lumbar spine
V39.4 Revisional posterior fusion of joint of lumbar spine NEC
V39.5 Revisional intertransverse fusion of joint of lumbar spine NEC
V39.6 Revisional posterior interbody fusion of joint of lumbar spine
V39.7 Revisional transforaminal interbody fusion of joint of lumbar spine
V39.8 Other specified revisional fusion of joint of spine
V40.1 Non-rigid stabilisation of spine
V40.2 Posterior instrumented fusion of cervical spine NEC
V40.3 Posterior instrumented fusion of thoracic spine NEC
V40.4 Posterior instrumented fusion of lumbar spine NEC
V40.5 Removal of instrumentation from spine
V40.8 Other specified stabilisation of spine
V40.9 Unspecified stabilisation of spine
V41.1 Posterior attachment of correctional instrument to spine
V41.2 Anterior attachment of correctional instrument to spine
V41.3 Removal of correctional instrument from spine
V41.4 Anterior and posterior attachment of correctional instrument to spine
V41.5 Posterior attachment of spinal growing system
V41.6 Attention to spinal growing system
V41.7 Surgical distraction of spinal growing system
V41.8 Other specified instrumental correction of deformity of spine
V41.9 Unspecified instrumental correction of deformity of spine
V42.2 Epiphysiodesis of spinal apophyseal joint for correction of deformity
V42.3 Anterolateral release of spine for correction of deformity and graft HFQ
V42.5 Anterior epiphysiodesis of spine for correction of deformity NEC
V42.6 Posterior epiphysiodesis of spine for correction of deformity NEC
V42.8 Other specified other correction of deformity of spine
V43.1 Excision of lesion of cervical vertebra
V43.2 Excision of lesion of thoracic vertebra
V43.3 Excision of lesion of lumbar vertebra
V43.8 Other specified extirpation of lesion of spine
V47.1 Biopsy of cervical vertebra
V47.2 Biopsy of thoracic vertebra
V47.3 Biopsy of lumbar vertebra
V47.8 Other specified biopsy of spine
V47.9 Unspecified biopsy of spine
V49.1 Exploratory cervical laminectomy
V49.2 Exploratory thoracic laminectomy
V49.3 Exploratory lumbar laminectomy
V49.4 Exploratory laminectomy NEC
V49.8 Other specified exploration of spine
V49.9 Unspecified exploration of spine
V51.1 Primary direct lateral excision of lumbar intervertebral disc and interbody fusion of joint of lumbar spine
V52.1 Enzyme destruction of intervertebral disc
V52.2 Destruction of intervertebral disc NEC
V52.3 Discography of intervertebral disc
V52.4 Biopsy of lesion of intervertebral disc NEC
V52.8 Other specified other operations on intervertebral disc
V54.1 Transoral excision of odontoid process of axis
V54.2 Graft of bone to spine NEC
V54.3 Osteotomy of spine NEC
V54.4 Injection around spinal facet of spine
V54.8 Other specified other operations on spine
V55.1 One level of spine
V55.2 Two levels of spine
V55.3 Greater than two levels of spine </