21 NCAC 52 .1401             SOFT TISSUE PROCEDURES

Simple soft tissue procedures pursuant to G.S. 90-202.2(b) are procedures involving structures proximal to a line parallel with the dome of the talus that may be performed by a podiatrist in an office setting, including:

(1)           ligation of superficial veins or vessels;

(2)           repair of soft tissue lacerations and abrasions;

(3)           incision, drainage and debridement of abscesses, hematomas, and ulcerations;

(4)           excision of foreign bodies and soft tissue masses which are not known or thought to be malignant;

(5)           biopsy and cauterization of soft tissue lesions;

(6)           ligamentous and tendon repairs found during the aforementioned procedures; and

(7)           release of nerve entrapment found in conjunction with an extension of nerve entrapment procedures of the foot.


History Note:        Authority G.S. 90-202.2(b);

Eff. October 1, 1995;

Readopted Eff. September 1, 2016.