What Is The Icd -9 Code For Swollen Knee?


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There a number of different ICD-9 codes that relate to different types of knee injury.

They include:
•    715.16 - osteoarthrosis of knee
•    717 - internal derangement of knee
•    726.6 - enthesopathy (inflammation) of knee
•    836 - dislocation of knee
•    844 - sprains and strains of knee and leg
•    891 - open wound of knee, leg (except thigh) and ankle
A complete list and useful search function of ICD-9 codes exists on the website www.icd9data.com/. I recommend, that you check this site to try to find out which code matches the condition that you describe.

The International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems (commonly abbreviated to ICD) provides codes to classify diseases and a wide variety of medical signs, symptoms and conditions.

Under this system, every health condition can be given its own unique category and will be assigned a code up to six characters long.

The ICD is published by the World Health Organization (WHO) and is used worldwide for statistical purposes, for instance, morbidity and mortality statistics. The purpose of the ICD in this case is to provide international comparability.

The ICD-9 was published by the WHO in 1977. The WHO, no longer publishes or distributes ICD-9. Its successor, ICD-10 was completed in 1992. ICD-11 is planned for the year 2015.

The World Health Organization is a specialized agency within the United Nations. Its primary role is to acts as a co-ordinating authority on public health across the world. It was established on 7 April 1948 and has headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland.

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