S83.01 - Lateral subluxation and dislocation of patella

Version 2022
ICD-10:S83.01
Short Description:Lateral subluxation and dislocation of patella
Long Description:Lateral subluxation and dislocation of patella
Status: Not Valid for Submission
Version:ICD-10-CM 2022
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)

S83.01 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 lateral subluxation and dislocation of patella. 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 Lateral subluxation and dislocation of patella

Non-specific codes like S83.01 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 lateral subluxation and dislocation of patella:

  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - S83.011 for Lateral subluxation of right patella
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S83.011A for initial encounter
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S83.011D for subsequent encounter
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S83.011S for sequela
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - S83.012 for Lateral subluxation of left patella
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S83.012A for initial encounter
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S83.012D for subsequent encounter
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S83.012S for sequela
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - S83.013 for Lateral subluxation of unspecified patella
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S83.013A for initial encounter
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S83.013D for subsequent encounter
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S83.013S for sequela
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - S83.014 for Lateral dislocation of right patella
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S83.014A for initial encounter
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S83.014D for subsequent encounter
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S83.014S for sequela
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - S83.015 for Lateral dislocation of left patella
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S83.015A for initial encounter
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S83.015D for subsequent encounter
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S83.015S for sequela
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - S83.016 for Lateral dislocation of unspecified patella
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S83.016A for initial encounter
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S83.016D for subsequent encounter
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S83.016S for sequela

Index to Diseases and Injuries References

The Index to Diseases and Injuries is an alphabetical listing of medical terms, with each term mapped to one or more ICD-10 code(s). The following references for this diagnosis code are found in the injuries and diseases index:

Patient Education


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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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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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)