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Default medial femoral condyle osteochondral defect/lesion

I am just curious as to what icd-9 other coders would use for this. I used 733.99. Thanks!
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That's the one I've been using, especially if it's an old injury or an injury is not mentioned. But if it's a very current injury of the cartilage, does anyone think 836.0 would be appropriate since it states "Tear of medial cartilage or meniscus of knee, current" - note the "or". Thanks.
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Default lesion of the condyle of the femur.

I'm just quickly thinking about 733.90 ...just a thought. take a look at it.
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Old 10-11-2007, 05:28 AM
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I looked at 733.90; that code is for disorder of bone and cartilage unspecified; in this case, since the disorder is specified, I think 733.99 would be more appropriate. Thanks for the response
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