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.. Commonly used ICD-10 codes for Left Knee Pain
Left Knee Pain, ICD-10 codes for Left Knee Pain, Treatment for Left Knee Pain,Causes of Left Knee Pain

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.


Knee pain can be caused by injuries, mechanical problems, types of arthritis, and other problems. A knee injury can affect any of the ligaments, tendons or fluid-filled sacs (bursae) that surround your knee joint as well as the bones, cartilage and ligaments that form the joint itself. Some of the more common knee injuries include ACL injury, fractures, torn meniscus, and knee bursitis. Some examples of mechanical problems that can cause knee pain include loose body, iliotibial band syndrome, a dislocated kneecap, and foot pain. More than 100 different types of arthritis exist. The varieties most likely to affect the knee include osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, gout, pseudogout, and septic arthritis.


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:

ICD-10 Chapter Codes Code Description
13 M25.362 Other instability, left knee
13 M25.369 Other instability, unspecified knee
13 M25.562 Pain in left knee
13 M25.569 Pain in unspecified knee
13 M25.662 Stiffness of left knee, not elsewhere classified
13 M25.669 Stiffness of unspecified knee, not elsewhere classified
13 M25.862 Other specified joint disorders, left knee
13 M25.869 Other specified joint disorders, unspecified knee

Author: Tonoya Ahmed

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