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Thread: medial femoral condyle osteochondral defect/lesion

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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!


    Melanie R. Daugherty, CPC, CPC-H, CPC-P
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    Naval Medical Center Portsmouth
    Portsmouth, Virginia

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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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    Thumbs up

    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


    Melanie R. Daugherty, CPC, CPC-H, CPC-P
    Coder, Ambulatory Procedure Department
    Naval Medical Center Portsmouth
    Portsmouth, Virginia

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