Specific code 2014 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 836.2
Other tear of cartilage or meniscus of knee, current
  • Billable Code
  • Short description: Tear meniscus NEC-curren.
  • ICD-9-CM 836.2 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 836.2 is a billable medical code that can be used to specify a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim.
Applies To
  • Tear of:
    • cartilage (semilunar) current injury, not specified as medial or lateral
    • meniscus current injury, not specified as medial or lateral
Convert to ICD-10-CM: 836.2 converts approximately to:
  • 2014 ICD-10-CM S83.209A Unspecified tear of unspecified meniscus, current injury, unspecified knee, initial encounter
    Or:
  • 2014 ICD-10-CM S83.30XA Tear of articular cartilage of unspecified knee, current, initial encounter
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 836.2:
  • Avulsion (traumatic) 879.8
    • cartilage - see also Dislocation, by site
      • knee, current (see also Tear, meniscus) 836.2
      • symphyseal (inner), complicating delivery 665.6
  • Bucket handle fracture (semilunar cartilage) (see also Tear, meniscus) 836.2
  • Derangement
    • knee (cartilage) (internal) 717.9
      • current injury (see also Tear, meniscus) 836.2
      • ligament 717.89
        • capsular 717.85
        • collateral - see Derangement, collateral ligament
        • cruciate - see Derangement, cruciate ligament
        • specified NEC 717.85
      • recurrent 718.36
    • meniscus NEC (knee) 717.5
      • current injury (see also Tear, meniscus) 836.2
      • lateral 717.40
      • medial 717.3
      • recurrent 718.3
      • site other than knee - see Disorder, cartilage, articular
  • 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
    • semilunar cartilage, knee (see also Tear, meniscus) 836.2
      • old (see also Derangement, meniscus) 717.5
  • Sprain, strain (joint) (ligament) (muscle) (tendon) 848.9
    • cartilage
      • costal, without mention of injury to sternum 848.3
      • ear 848.8
      • knee 844.9
        • with current tear (see also Tear, meniscus) 836.2
      • semilunar (knee) 844.8
        • with current tear (see also Tear, meniscus) 836.2
      • septal, nose 848.0
      • thyroid region 848.2
      • xiphoid 848.49
    • internal
      • collateral, ankle 845.01
      • semilunar cartilage 844.8
        • with current tear (see also Tear, meniscus) 836.2
        • old 717.5
    • semilunar cartilage (knee) 844.8
      • with current tear (see also Tear, meniscus) 836.2
      • old 717.5
  • Tear, torn (traumatic) - see also Wound, open, by site
    • semilunar cartilage, knee (see also Tear, meniscus) 836.2
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