ICD-10 Codes for Knee Pain
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Knee pain is a common complaint that affects people of all ages. Knee pain may be the result of an injury, such as a ruptured ligament or torn cartilage. Medical conditions — including arthritis, gout, and infections — also can cause knee pain.
Many types of minor knee pain respond well to self-care measures. Physical therapy and knee braces also can help relieve knee pain. In some cases, however, your knee may require surgical repair.
CAUSES OF KNEE PAIN
TREATMENT FOR KNEE PAIN
Treatments will vary, depending upon what exactly is causing your knee pain. Your doctor may prescribe medications to help relieve pain and to treat underlying conditions, such as rheumatoid arthritis or gout. Strengthening the muscles around your knee will make it more stable. Your doctor may recommend physical therapy or different types of strengthening exercises based on the specific condition that is causing your pain. In some cases, your doctor may suggest injecting medications or other substances directly into your joint. Examples include corticosteroids, hyaluronic acid, and PRP. If you have an injury that may require surgery, it’s usually not necessary to have the operation immediately. If you choose to have surgery, your options may include arthroscopic surgery, partial knee replacement surgery, or total knee replacement.
The table below includes the most commonly used ICD-10 codes for left knee pain and ICD-10 codes for right knee pain:
|ICD-10 Chapter||Codes||Code Description|
|13||M25.561||Pain in right knee, unspecified|
|13||M25.562||Pain in left knee, unspecified|
|13||M25.569||Pain in unspecified knee|
Author: Tonoya Ahmed
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