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Heres your wound exploration explanation published on thu jul 24 2008 extent of repair will help to guide your code choice when your surgeon explores a wound you may be looking at anything from a simple laceration repair to a full on exploratory surgery such as a laparotomy or thoracotomy. Anonymous il subscriber answer the removal of multiple foreign bodies would be included in the exploration code unless multiple wounds were explored and could be identified in separate anatomical sites as described by the four wound exploration codes the august 1996 cpt assistant and the guidelines for use of the wound exploration codes in . Deep debridement cpt codes exploration of penetrating extremity wound separate procedure 20103 debridement including removal of foreign material associated with open fractures and or dislocations skin and subcutaneous tissues 11010