Specific code 2015 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 718.56
Ankylosis of joint, lower leg
  • 2015
  • Billable Thru Sept 30/2015
  • Non-Billable On/After Oct 1/2015

  • ICD-9-CM 718.56 is a billable medical code that can be used to indicate a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim, however, 718.56 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: 718.56 converts approximately to:
  • 2015/16 ICD-10-CM M24.669 Ankylosis, unspecified knee
Approximate Synonyms
  • Ankylosis of bilat knees
  • Ankylosis of bilateral knees
  • Ankylosis of knee
  • Ankylosis of L knee
  • Ankylosis of left knee
  • Ankylosis of left knee joint
  • Ankylosis of lower leg
  • Ankylosis of lower leg joint
  • Ankylosis of R knee
  • Ankylosis of right knee
  • Ankylosis of right knee joint
  • Joint ankylosis of the lower leg
  • Knee joint ankylosis
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 718.56:
  • Ankylosis (fibrous) (osseous) 718.50
    • knee 718.56
ICD-9-CM codes are used in medical billing and coding to describe diseases, injuries, symptoms and conditions. ICD-9-CM 718.56 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 2015 ICD-9-CM Index or use the search engine at the top of this page to lookup any code.