M23.6 - Other spontaneous disruption of ligament(s) of knee

Version 2023
ICD-10:M23.6
Short Description:Other spontaneous disruption of ligament(s) of knee
Long Description:Other spontaneous disruption of ligament(s) of knee
Status: Not Valid for Submission
Version:ICD-10-CM 2023
Code Classification:
  • Diseases of the musculoskeletal system and connective tissue (M00–M99)
    • Other joint disorders (M20-M25)
      • Internal derangement of knee (M23)

M23.6 is a non-specific and non-billable ICD-10 code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of other spontaneous disruption of ligament(s) of knee. The code is not specific and is NOT valid for the year 2023 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions. Category or Header define the heading of a category of codes that may be further subdivided by the use of 4th, 5th, 6th or 7th characters.

Specific Coding for Other spontaneous disruption of ligament(s) of knee

Non-specific codes like M23.6 require more digits to indicate the appropriate level of specificity. Consider using any of the following ICD-10 codes with a higher level of specificity when coding for other spontaneous disruption of ligament(s) of knee:

  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - M23.60 for Other spontaneous disruption of unspecified ligament of knee
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use M23.601 for Other spontaneous disruption of unspecified ligament of right knee
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use M23.602 for Other spontaneous disruption of unspecified ligament of left knee
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use M23.609 for Other spontaneous disruption of unspecified ligament of unspecified knee
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - M23.61 for Other spontaneous disruption of anterior cruciate ligament of knee
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use M23.611 for Other spontaneous disruption of anterior cruciate ligament of right knee
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use M23.612 for Other spontaneous disruption of anterior cruciate ligament of left knee
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use M23.619 for Other spontaneous disruption of anterior cruciate ligament of unspecified knee
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - M23.62 for Other spontaneous disruption of posterior cruciate ligament of knee
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use M23.621 for Other spontaneous disruption of posterior cruciate ligament of right knee
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use M23.622 for Other spontaneous disruption of posterior cruciate ligament of left knee
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use M23.629 for Other spontaneous disruption of posterior cruciate ligament of unspecified knee
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - M23.63 for Other spontaneous disruption of medial collateral ligament of knee
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use M23.631 for Other spontaneous disruption of medial collateral ligament of right knee
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use M23.632 for Other spontaneous disruption of medial collateral ligament of left knee
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use M23.639 for Other spontaneous disruption of medial collateral ligament of unspecified knee
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - M23.64 for Other spontaneous disruption of lateral collateral ligament of knee
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use M23.641 for Other spontaneous disruption of lateral collateral ligament of right knee
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use M23.642 for Other spontaneous disruption of lateral collateral ligament of left knee
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use M23.649 for Other spontaneous disruption of lateral collateral ligament of unspecified knee
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - M23.67 for Other spontaneous disruption of capsular ligament of knee
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use M23.671 for Other spontaneous disruption of capsular ligament of right knee
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use M23.672 for Other spontaneous disruption of capsular ligament of left knee
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use M23.679 for Other spontaneous disruption of capsular ligament of unspecified knee

Patient Education


Knee Injuries and Disorders

Your knee joint is made up of bone, cartilage, ligaments and fluid. Muscles and tendons help the knee joint move. When any of these structures is hurt or diseased, you have knee problems. Knee problems can cause pain and difficulty walking.

Knee problems are very common, and they occur in people of all ages. Knee problems can interfere with many things, from participation in sports to simply getting up from a chair and walking. This can have a big impact on your life.

The most common disease affecting the knee is osteoarthritis. The cartilage in the knee gradually wears away, causing pain and swelling.

Injuries to ligaments and tendons also cause knee problems. A common injury is to the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL). You usually injure your ACL by a sudden twisting motion. ACL and other knee injuries are common sports injuries.

Treatment of knee problems depends on the cause. In some cases your doctor may recommend knee replacement.

NIH: National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases


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