Billable Medical Code for Sprains and Strains of Unspecified Site of Knee and Leg
Diagnosis Code for Reimbursement Claim: ICD-9-CM 844.9
Code will be replaced by October 2015 and relabeled as ICD-10-CM 844.9.
The Short Description Is: Sprain of knee & leg NOS.
Knee sprain is also known as anterior shin splints, left knee sprain, right knee sprain, shin splints, sprain of knee, and strain of knee. This applies to knee NOS and leg NOS.
Knee Sprain Definition and Symptoms
A knee sprain is a stretching or tearing of the ligaments in the knee. This is a very common issue. Symptoms include pain in the knee, swelling behind the knee, bruising, limited ability to move, and hearing a “pop” at the time of injury.