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    Default osteochrondral defect ICD code needed

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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 !

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    I use 733.90

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    sounds good to me !!! thank you very much.

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    I have used 732.5

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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.

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    Default 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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