Specific code 2012 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 719.56
Stiffness of joint, not elsewhere classified, lower leg
  • Short description: Jt stiffness NEC-l/leg.
  • ICD-9-CM 719.56 is a billable medical code that can be used to indicate a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim, however, 719.56 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: 719.56 converts approximately to:
  • 2015/16 ICD-10-CM M25.669 Stiffness of unspecified knee, not elsewhere classified
Approximate Synonyms
  • Knee stiff
  • Stiff legs
  • Stiffness knee
  • Stiffness of Bilat knee joint
  • Stiffness of bilateral knee joints
  • Stiffness of knee
  • Stiffness of knee joint, both sides
  • Stiffness of L knee
  • Stiffness of left knee
  • Stiffness of left knee joint
  • Stiffness of R knee
  • Stiffness of right knee
  • Stiffness of right knee joint
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 719.56:
  • Stiffness, joint NEC 719.50
    • knee 719.56
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