Non-specific code 2014 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 718.1
Loose body in joint
  • Non-Billable Code
  • There are 9 ICD-9-CM codes below 718.1 that define this diagnosis in greater detail. Do not use this code on a reimbursement claim.
Clinical Information
  • Fibrous, bony, cartilaginous and osteocartilaginous fragments in a synovial joint. Major causes are osteochondritis dissecans, synovial chondromatosis, osteophytes, fractured articular surfaces and damaged menisci.
718.1 Excludes
Applies To
  • Joint mice
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 718.1:
  • Arthrophyte (see also Loose, body, joint) 718.1
  • Body, bodies
    • loose
      • joint (see also Loose, body, joint) 718.1
      • knee 717.6
      • sheath, tendon 727.82
    • rice (joint) (see also Loose, body, joint) 718.1
  • Loose - see also condition
    • cartilage (joint) (see also Loose, body, joint) 718.1
    • sesamoid, joint (see also Loose, body, joint) 718.1
  • Mice, joint (see also Loose, body, joint) 718.1
  • Mouse, joint (see also Loose, body, joint) 718.1
  • Rice bodies (see also Loose, body, joint) 718.1
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