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High Riding Patella/Patella Alta

  1. Default High Riding Patella/Patella Alta
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    Im trying to find an ICD 9 code for High Riding Patella/Patella Alta. Does anyone have any suggestions?

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    a person is born with a kneecap (patella) positioned higher in the front of the knee than the average. It can predispose to dislocation, subluxation of the patella. Once dislocated , it can become a habitual dislocation. Usually they are athletes who present wih this to occur.
    The bottom line : It is a congenital deformity of the knee (patella)condition, may not present any eary symptom.
    So the suggested ones are :755.64.
    If associated with dislocation/or and reucrrent (habitual)- 718.66.

    718.26 can be thought of only if aquired and not congenital condition. But this condition with this specific name of Patella Alta is a congenital-being present from birth.
    Thank you

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    Thanks so much for your help. In his note he stated that she suffered an injury back in 1987, so Im thinking that its not congenital. So I was thinking 718.86?

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