Billable Medical Code for Other Internal Derangement of Knee
Diagnosis Code for Reimbursement Claim: ICD-9-CM 717.89
Code will be replaced by October 2015 and relabeled as ICD-10-CM 717.89.
The Short Description Is: Int derangement knee NEC.
Patellofemoral syndrome is also known as deficiency of ligaments of knee joint, disorder of patellofemoral joint, history of disruption of both cruciate ligaments, history of disruption of knee ligament, left patellofemoral disorder, old disruption of cruciate ligament, old disruption of knee ligament, old disruption of left knee ligament, old disruption of ligament of knee, old disruption of ligament of left knee, old disruption of ligament of right knee, old disruption of right knee ligament, patellofemoral disorder, patellofemoral disorder of L knee, patellofemoral disorder of left knee, patellofemoral disorder of R knee, patellofemoral disorder of right knee, patellofemoral maltracking, right patellofemoral disorder, and rupture curiae ligament old. This applies to old disruption of ligaments of knee NOS.
Patellofemoral Syndrome Definition and Symptoms
Patellofemoral syndrome is pain in the front of the knee. This most frequently occurs in athletes, manual laborers, and teenagers. It is caused by the wearing down of the cartilage underneath the knee cap, excess weight, or a knee cap that is not properly aligned. Symptoms include knee pain when the knee is bent at all, knee buckling, and a popping or grinding sensationg when walking.