Specific code 2015 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 717.85
Old disruption of other ligaments of knee
  • 2015
  • Billable Thru Sept 30/2015
  • Non-Billable On/After Oct 1/2015

  • ICD-9-CM 717.85 is a billable medical code that can be used to indicate a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim, however, 717.85 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).
Convert to ICD-10-CM: 717.85 converts approximately to:
  • 2015/16 ICD-10-CM M23.50 Chronic instability of knee, unspecified knee
Approximate Synonyms
  • History of disruption of capsular ligament of knee
  • Old capsular knee ligament disruption
  • Old disruption of capsular knee ligament
  • Old disruption of left capsular knee ligament
  • Old disruption of ligament of knee other than collateral AND/OR cruciate ligaments
  • Old posterolateral capsular complex tear
Applies To
  • Capsular ligament of knee
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 717.85:
  • 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
  • Disruption
    • ligament(s) - see also Sprain
      • knee
        • current injury - see Dislocation, knee
        • old 717.89
          • capsular 717.85
          • collateral (medial) 717.82
          • cruciate (posterior) 717.84
          • specified site NEC 717.85
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