Medial Meniscus ICD 9 Code

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3021

Billable Medical Code for Other and Unspecified Derangement of Medial Meniscus

Diagnosis Code for Reimbursement Claim: ICD-9-CM 717.3

Code will be replaced by October 2015 and relabeled as ICD-10-CM 717.3.

The Short Description Is: Derang med meniscus NEC.

Known As

Medial meniscus is also known as cyst of left medial meniscus, cyst of medial meniscus, cyst of right medial meniscus, cystic medial meniscus, cystic medial meniscus of L knee, cystic medial meniscus of left knee, cystic medial meniscus of R knee, cystic medial meniscus of right knee, degeneration of internal semilunar cartilage, degenerative meniscus tear medial, degenerative meniscus tear medial, degenerative tear of medial meniscus, derangement medial meniscus, derangement of knee due to old injury, derangement of left medial meniscus, derangement of left medial meniscus due to old injury, derangement of medial meniscus, derangement of medial meniscus due to old injury, derangement of medial meniscus due to old injury of L knee, derangement of medial meniscus due to old injury of R knee, derangement of medial meniscus of knee, derangement of medial meniscus of knee due to old injury, derangement of medial meniscus of L knee, derangement of medial meniscus of left knee, derangement of medial meniscus of R knee, derangement of medial meniscus of right knee, derangement of right medial meniscus, derangement of right medial meniscus due to old injury, old medial capsular complex tear, old tear of medial meniscus, and peripheral detachment of medial meniscus. This applies to degeneration of internal semilunar cartilage.

Medical Meniscus Definition and Symptoms

The mensicus is a small “c” shaped cartilage that acts as cushions in the knee joints. The most common injury to the meniscus is a meniscus tear, which can be caused by sports, an irregular movement of the knee, or blunt trauma.