ICD-9 Diagnosis Code 718.08

Artic cartil dis-jt NEC

Diagnosis Code 718.08

ICD-9: 718.08
Short Description: Artic cartil dis-jt NEC
Long Description: Articular cartilage disorder, other specified sites
This is the 2014 version of the ICD-9-CM diagnosis code 718.08

Code Classification
  • Diseases of the musculoskeletal system and connective tissue
    • Arthropathies and related disorders (710-719)
      • 718 Other derangement of joint

Information for Medical Professionals

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  • Disorder of articular cartilage of vertebral column
  • Localized swelling, mass and lump, trunk

Index of Diseases and Injuries
References found for the code 718.08 in the Index of Diseases and Injuries:

Information for Patients

Cartilage Disorders

Cartilage is the tough but flexible tissue that covers the ends of your bones at a joint. It also gives shape and support to other parts of your body, such as your ears, nose and windpipe. Healthy cartilage helps you move by allowing your bones to glide over each other. It also protects bones by preventing them from rubbing against each other.

Injured, inflamed, or damaged cartilage can cause symptoms such as pain and limited movement. It can also lead to joint damage and deformity. Causes of cartilage problems include

  • Tears and injuries, such as sports injuries
  • Genetic factors
  • Other disorders, such as some types of arthritis

Osteoarthritis results from breakdown of cartilage.

NIH: National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases

  • Costochondritis
  • Meniscus tears -- aftercare
  • Pectus carinatum
  • Pectus excavatum
  • Pectus excavatum - discharge
  • Pectus excavatum repair
  • Perichondritis
  • What Are Growth Plate Injuries? - NIH (National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases)

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