2022 ICD-10-CM Code S83.09
Other subluxation and dislocation of patella

Version 2022
ICD-10:S83.09
Short Description:Other subluxation and dislocation of patella
Long Description:Other subluxation and dislocation of patella
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)

S83.09 is a non-specific and non-billable diagnosis code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of other 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 Other subluxation and dislocation of patella

Non-specific codes like S83.09 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 subluxation and dislocation of patella:

  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - S83.091 for Other subluxation of right patella
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S83.091A for initial encounter
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S83.091D for subsequent encounter
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S83.091S for sequela
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - S83.092 for Other subluxation of left patella
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S83.092A for initial encounter
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S83.092D for subsequent encounter
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S83.092S for sequela
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - S83.093 for Other subluxation of unspecified patella
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S83.093A for initial encounter
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S83.093D for subsequent encounter
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S83.093S for sequela
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - S83.094 for Other dislocation of right patella
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S83.094A for initial encounter
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S83.094D for subsequent encounter
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S83.094S for sequela
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - S83.095 for Other dislocation of left patella
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S83.095A for initial encounter
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S83.095D for subsequent encounter
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S83.095S for sequela
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - S83.096 for Other dislocation of unspecified patella
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S83.096A for initial encounter
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S83.096D for subsequent encounter
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S83.096S for sequela

Entries in the Index to Diseases and Injuries with references to S83.09

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 the code S83.09 are found in the index:

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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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)