Billable Medical Code for Pain in Joint, Lower Leg
Diagnosis Code for Reimbursement Claim: ICD-9-CM 719.46
Code will be replaced by October 2015 and relabeled as ICD-10-CM 719.46.
The Short Description Is: Joint pain-l/leg.
Bilateral knee pain is also known as arthralgia (joint pain) of lower leg, arthralgia of knee less than three months, arthralgia of lower leg, arthralgia of the lower leg, knee joint pain, knee pain, knee pain < 3 months, L knee pain, left knee joint pain, left knee pain, left patellofemoral syndrome, pain in left knee, pain in right knee, patellogemoral syndrome, r knee pain, right knee joint pain, right knee pain, and right patellofemoral syndrome.
Bilateral Knee Pain Definition and Symptoms
Bilateral knee pain is when a person has discomfort in the structures of both knees. The pain may be due to injury, infection, or inflammation. Symptoms include knee pain, knee swelling, knee tenderness, and bruising. Some serious side effects are fever, redness of the skin on the knee, and severe knee pain.