The process of constructing codes in ICD-10-PCS is designed to be logical and consistent: individual letters and numbers, called “values,” are selected in sequence to occupy the seven spaces of the code, called “characters.” 

In ICD-10-PCS sections 0 through 2, and 4,the sixth character defines the device– i.e., the graft, prosthesis, implant, or appliance (simple, mechanical, or electronic) that was left in place at the end of the procedure. 

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