Specific code 2010 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 836.1
Tear of lateral cartilage or meniscus of knee current
  • Short description: Tear lat menisc knee-cur.
  • ICD-9-CM 836.1 will be replaced by an equivalent ICD-10-CM code (or codes) when the United States transitions from ICD-9-CM to ICD-10-CM on October 1, 2015.
  • ICD-9-CM 836.1 is a billable medical code that can be used to specify a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim.
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Disease Synonyms
  • Acute meniscal tear, lateral
  • Acute tear knee, lateral meniscus
  • Current tear knee, lateral meniscus
  • Tear of lateral meniscus of knee
Convert to ICD-10-CM: 836.1 converts approximately to:
  • 2014 ICD-10-CM S83.289A Other tear of lateral meniscus, current injury, unspecified knee, initial encounter
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 836.1:
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