Costochondritis ICD 9 Code

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5446

Billable Medical Code for Tietze’s Disease

Diagnosis Code for Reimbursement Claim: ICD-9-CM 733.6

Code will be replaced by October 2015 and relabeled as ICD-10-CM 733.6.

Known As

Costochondritis is also known as costal chondritis and costochondritis. This applies to costochondral junction syndrome and costochondritis.

Costochondritis Definition and Symptoms

Costochondritis is inflammation of the cartilage that connects a rib to the breastbone. Majority of cases have no apparent cause and treatment just focus on pain management. Symptoms include extreme pain on the left side of the chest, pain that affects more than one rib and gets worse when taking deep breaths.