Specific code 2012 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 836.51
Anterior dislocation of tibia, proximal end, closed
  • Short description: Ant disloc prox tibia-cl.
  • ICD-9-CM 836.51 is a billable medical code that can be used to indicate a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim, however, 836.51 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: 836.51 converts approximately to:
  • 2015/16 ICD-10-CM S83.116A Anterior dislocation of proximal end of tibia, unspecified knee, initial encounter
Approximate Synonyms
  • Closed left anterior knee dislocation
  • Closed right anterior knee dislocation
  • Left anterior knee dislocation
  • Left anterior tibial subluxation
  • Right anterior knee dislocation
  • Right anterior tibial subluxation
Applies To
  • Posterior dislocation of femur, distal end, closed
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 836.51:
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