Specific code 2012 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 836.0
Tear of medial cartilage or meniscus of knee, current
  • Short description: Tear med menisc knee-cur.
  • ICD-9-CM 836.0 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 836.0 is a billable medical code that can be used to specify a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim.
  • You are viewing the 2012 version of ICD-9-CM 836.0.
  • More recent version(s) of ICD-9-CM 836.0: 2013 2014.
Disease Synonyms
  • Acute meniscal tear, medial
  • Acute tear knee, medial meniscus
  • Current tear knee, medial meniscus
  • Tear of medial meniscus of knee
Applies To
  • Bucket handle tear:
    • NOS current injury
    • medial meniscus current injury
Convert to ICD-10-CM: 836.0 converts approximately to:
  • 2014 ICD-10-CM S83.219A Bucket-handle tear of medial meniscus, current injury, unspecified knee, initial encounter
  • 2014 ICD-10-CM S83.249A Other tear of medial meniscus, current injury, unspecified knee, initial encounter
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 836.0:
  • Derangement
  • Detachment
    • knee, medial meniscus (old) 717.3
      • current injury 836.0
  • Tear, torn (traumatic) - see also Wound, open, by site
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