2022 ICD-10-CM Code S83
Dislocation and sprain of joints and ligaments of knee

Version 2022
ICD-10:S83
Short Description:Dislocation and sprain of joints and ligaments of knee
Long Description:Dislocation and sprain of joints and ligaments of knee
Status: Not Valid for Submission

Code Classification

  • Injury, poisoning and certain other consequences of external causes (S00–T98)
    • Injuries to the knee and lower leg (S80-S89)
      • Dislocation and sprain of joints and ligaments of knee (S83)

S83 is a non-specific and non-billable diagnosis code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of dislocation and sprain of joints and ligaments of knee. The code is not specific and is NOT valid for the year 2022 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.

Coding Guidelines

The appropriate 7th character is to be added to each code from block Dislocation and sprain of joints and ligaments of knee (S83). Use the following options for the aplicable episode of care:

Specific Coding for Dislocation and sprain of joints and ligaments of knee

Non-specific codes like S83 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 dislocation and sprain of joints and ligaments of knee:

  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - S83.0 for Subluxation and dislocation of patella
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - S83.00 for Unspecified subluxation and dislocation of patella
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - S83.01 for Lateral subluxation and dislocation of patella
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - S83.09 for Other subluxation and dislocation of patella
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - S83.1 for Subluxation and dislocation of knee
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - S83.10 for Unspecified subluxation and dislocation of knee
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - S83.11 for Anterior subluxation and dislocation of proximal end of tibia
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - S83.12 for Posterior subluxation and dislocation of proximal end of tibia
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - S83.13 for Medial subluxation and dislocation of proximal end of tibia
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - S83.14 for Lateral subluxation and dislocation of proximal end of tibia
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - S83.19 for Other subluxation and dislocation of knee
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - S83.2 for Tear of meniscus, current injury
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - S83.20 for Tear of unspecified meniscus, current injury
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - S83.21 for Bucket-handle tear of medial meniscus, current injury
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - S83.22 for Peripheral tear of medial meniscus, current injury
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - S83.23 for Complex tear of medial meniscus, current injury
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - S83.24 for Other tear of medial meniscus, current injury
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - S83.25 for Bucket-handle tear of lateral meniscus, current injury
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - S83.26 for Peripheral tear of lateral meniscus, current injury
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - S83.27 for Complex tear of lateral meniscus, current injury
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - S83.28 for Other tear of lateral meniscus, current injury
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - S83.3 for Tear of articular cartilage of knee, current
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - S83.30 for Tear of articular cartilage of unspecified knee, current
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - S83.31 for Tear of articular cartilage of right knee, current
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - S83.32 for Tear of articular cartilage of left knee, current
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - S83.4 for Sprain of collateral ligament of knee
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - S83.40 for Sprain of unspecified collateral ligament of knee
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - S83.41 for Sprain of medial collateral ligament of knee
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - S83.42 for Sprain of lateral collateral ligament of knee
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - S83.5 for Sprain of cruciate ligament of knee
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - S83.50 for Sprain of unspecified cruciate ligament of knee
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - S83.51 for Sprain of anterior cruciate ligament of knee
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - S83.52 for Sprain of posterior cruciate ligament of knee
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - S83.6 for Sprain of the superior tibiofibular joint and ligament
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - S83.60 for Sprain of the superior tibiofibular joint and ligament, unspecified knee
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - S83.61 for Sprain of the superior tibiofibular joint and ligament, right knee
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - S83.62 for Sprain of the superior tibiofibular joint and ligament, left knee
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - S83.8 for Sprain of other specified parts of knee
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - S83.8X for Sprain of other specified parts of knee
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - S83.9 for Sprain of unspecified site of knee
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - S83.90 for Sprain of unspecified site of unspecified knee
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - S83.91 for Sprain of unspecified site of right knee
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - S83.92 for Sprain of unspecified site of left knee

Tabular List of Diseases and Injuries

The Tabular List of Diseases and Injuries is a list of ICD-10 codes, organized "head to toe" into chapters and sections with coding notes and guidance for inclusions, exclusions, descriptions and more. The following references are applicable to the code S83:


Includes

Includes
This note appears immediately under a three character code title to further define, or give examples of, the content of the category.

Code Also

Code Also
A "code also" note instructs that two codes may be required to fully describe a condition, but this note does not provide sequencing direction.

Type 2 Excludes

Type 2 Excludes
A type 2 excludes note represents "Not included here". An excludes2 note indicates that the condition excluded is not part of the condition represented by the code, but a patient may have both conditions at the same time. When an Excludes2 note appears under a code, it is acceptable to use both the code and the excluded code together, when appropriate.

7th Character Note

7th Character Note
Certain ICD-10-CM categories have applicable 7th characters. The applicable 7th character is required for all codes within the category, or as the notes in the Tabular List instruct. The 7th character must always be the 7th character in the data field. If a code that requires a 7th character is not 6 characters, a placeholder X must be used to fill in the empty characters.

7th Character

7th Character
Indicates that a seventh character is to be assigned to codes in a subcategory.

Information for Patients


Dislocations

Dislocations are joint injuries that force the ends of your bones out of position. The cause is often a fall or a blow, sometimes from playing a contact sport. You can dislocate your ankles, knees, shoulders, hips, elbows and jaw. You can also dislocate your finger and toe joints. Dislocated joints often are swollen, very painful and visibly out of place. You may not be able to move it.

A dislocated joint is an emergency. If you have one, seek medical attention. Treatment depends on which joint you dislocate and the severity of the injury. It might include manipulations to reposition your bones, medicine, a splint or sling, and rehabilitation. When properly repositioned, a joint will usually function and move normally again in a few weeks. Once you dislocate a shoulder or kneecap, you are more likely to dislocate it again. Wearing protective gear during sports may help prevent dislocations.


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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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Sprains and Strains

A sprain is a stretched or torn ligament. Ligaments are tissues that connect bones at a joint. Falling, twisting, or getting hit can all cause a sprain. Ankle and wrist sprains are common. Symptoms include pain, swelling, bruising, and being unable to move your joint. You might feel a pop or tear when the injury happens.

A strain is a stretched or torn muscle or tendon. Tendons are tissues that connect muscle to bone. Twisting or pulling these tissues can cause a strain. Strains can happen suddenly or develop over time. Back and hamstring muscle strains are common. Many people get strains playing sports. Symptoms include pain, muscle spasms, swelling, and trouble moving the muscle.

At first, treatment of both sprains and strains usually involves resting the injured area, icing it, wearing a bandage or device that compresses the area, and medicines. Later treatment might include exercise and physical therapy.

NIH: National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases


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Code History

  • FY 2021 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2020 through 9/30/2021
  • FY 2020 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2019 through 9/30/2020
  • FY 2019 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2018 through 9/30/2019
  • FY 2018 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2017 through 9/30/2018
  • FY 2017 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2016 through 9/30/2017
  • FY 2016 - New Code, effective from 10/1/2015 through 9/30/2016 (First year ICD-10-CM implemented into the HIPAA code set)