Specific code 2008 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 715.16
Osteoarthrosis localized primary involving lower leg
  • Short description: LOC PRIM OSTEOART-L/LEG.
  • ICD-9-CM 715.16 is a billable medical code that can be used to indicate a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim, however, 715.16 should only be used for claims with a date of service on or before September 30, 2015. For claims with a date of service on or after October 1, 2015, use an equivalent ICD-10-CM code (or codes).
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Convert to ICD-10-CM: 715.16 converts approximately to:
  • 2015/16 ICD-10-CM M17.10 Unilateral primary osteoarthritis, unspecified knee
Approximate Synonyms
  • Osteoarthritis of left knee
  • Osteoarthritis of right knee
  • Primary localized osteoarthritis of knee
  • Primary localized osteoarthritis of left knee
  • Primary localized osteoarthritis of right knee
  • Primary osteoarthritis of bilat knees
  • Primary osteoarthritis of both knees
  • Primary osteoarthritis of knee
  • Primary osteoarthritis of L knee
  • Primary osteoarthritis of left knee
  • Primary osteoarthritis of R knee
  • Primary osteoarthritis of right knee
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