Non-specific code 2014 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 718.0
Articular cartilage disorder
  • Non-Billable Code
  • There are 9 ICD-9-CM codes below 718.0 that define this diagnosis in greater detail. Do not use this code on a reimbursement claim.
718.0 Excludes
Applies To
  • Meniscus:
    • disorder
    • rupture, old
    • tear, old
  • Old rupture of ligament(s) of joint NOS
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 718.0:
  • Degeneration, degenerative
    • articular cartilage NEC (see also Disorder, cartilage, articular) 718.0
  • Derangement
    • cartilage (articular) NEC (see also Disorder, cartilage, articular) 718.0
  • Disorder - see also Disease
    • meniscus NEC (see also Disorder, cartilage, articular) 718.0
  • Floating
    • cartilage (joint) (see also Disorder, cartilage, articular) 718.0
  • Laceration - see also Wound, open, by site
    • meniscus (knee) (see also Tear, meniscus) 836.2
      • old 717.5
      • site other than knee - see also Sprain, by site
        • old NEC (see also Disorder, cartilage, articular) 718.0
  • Rupture, ruptured 553.9
    • ligament - see also Sprain, by site
      • with open wound - see Wound, open, by site
      • old (see also Disorder, cartilage, articular) 718.0
  • Tear, torn (traumatic) - see also Wound, open, by site
    • articular cartilage, old (see also Disorder, cartilage, articular) 718.0
    • cartilage - see also Sprain, by site
      • articular, old (see also Disorder, cartilage, articular) 718.0
      • knee - see Tear, meniscus
      • semilunar (knee) (current injury) - see Tear, meniscus
ICD-9-CM codes are used in medical billing and coding to describe diseases, injuries, symptoms and conditions. ICD-9-CM 718.0 is one of thousands of ICD-9-CM codes used in healthcare. Although ICD-9-CM and CPT codes are largely numeric, they differ in that CPT codes describe medical procedures and services. Can't find a code? Start at the root of ICD-9-CM, check the 2014 ICD-9-CM Index or use the search engine at the top of this page to lookup any code.