osteochrondral defect ICD code needed

pharmon

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I have a knee MRI that is referring to osteochrondral defect. I know its cartalige, but when you look up defect, and osteochrondral it takes you to 738.8 and that code is not the one I need for a knee. What ICD code do you use as a standard practice for this sort of defect? thanks a bunch !
 

mbort

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732.5 is for the foot and should not be considered for use in the situation listed above as this is for a knee osteochondral defect.
 

sroland

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Diagnosis for Osteochondral Defect

If physician states the condition is osteochondral defect, use 738.8.
If physician states the condition is osteochondritis, use 732.7
 
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