Specific code 2014 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 836.4
Dislocation of patella, open
  • Billable Code
  • Short description: Dislocation patella-open.
  • ICD-9-CM 836.4 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 836.4 is a billable medical code that can be used to specify a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim.
836.4 can be converted using the following scenario:
Scenario 1
  • 2014 ICD-10-CM S83.006A Unspecified dislocation of unspecified patella, initial encounter
  • With:
  • 2014 ICD-10-CM S81.009A Unspecified open wound, unspecified knee, initial encounter
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 836.4:
  • Dislocation (articulation) (closed) (displacement) (simple) (subluxation) 839.8
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