(2022) How To Code ACL Tear ICD 10 – List With Codes & Guidelines
This article will outline the causes, symptoms, diagnosis, treatment and the ICD 10 CM code for ACL Tear.
ACL Tear ICD 10 Causes
An ACL Tear ICD 10 (anterior cruciate ligament) are strong tissue tapes that connect one bone to the other.
The ACL is one of two ligaments that cross the middle of the knee, and connects the thigh bone with the shin bone and helps stabilize the knee joint.
An ACL Tear ICD 10 injury can occur during sports or fitness activities that place a strain on the knee.
These include slow changes in direction, cutting, panning on your feet, planting or landing on a jump, sudden stopping, a direct hit to the knee or a collision, such as a football bat.
ACL Tear ICD 10 Symptoms
Symptoms of ACL Tear ICD 10 differ from patient to patient. Many people hear a bang in the knee when they get injured. However, this is not always the case.
Tapes can be damaged by partial or complete tears in the tissue. This is a minor injury that stretches the ligament but leaves it intact.
Some people may have difficulty standing or put pressure on an injured leg. If you have a minor injury, you may not feel any pain at all. You may feel sore on the knee joint or along the line.
The swelling most likely occurs in the lower back in the first 24 hours after injury.
You can reduce the swelling by placing ice on your knee, lifting it, lifting your leg or resting it on a pillow. If you have damaged your ACL Tear ICD 10, you may not be able to bend or bend your knee as much as you would normally.
Some people find that the knee joint feels looser than normal. While you may be able to put pressure on your injured leg, you may find it harder to walk than normal.
ACL Tear ICD 10 Diagnosis
Diagnosis of ACL ICD 10 includes the use of a diagnostic test called the Lachman test, which involves lying on your back.
The doctor bends the knee and rotates it to assess his ability to move. If you have suffered an injury to your ACL Tear ICD 10, the doctor will examine the knee and detect any swelling. He or she also checks the range of motion of your knees.
Lying on your back, bend your knee and keep your foot on the examination table. Your doctor will put pressure on the knee to see if your leg is moving off the pitch, which can signal an injury to your ACL Tear ICD 10.
The doctor may decide to perform an arthroscopy to examine and treat damage to your ACL Tear ICD 10. This is a type of surgical procedure in which a tiny camera is inserted through a small incision below the knee.
An X-ray will show if there are fractures. If there is evidence of a fracture, a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) test is performed to assess the damage.
ACL Tear ICD 10 Treatment
Treatment of an ACL Tear ICD 10 tear can range from braces and physical therapy to surgery, depending on knee stability and desired level of activity.
If you and your doctor decide against surgery, non-surgical treatment options include braces or bracelets to protect your knee from instability, physical therapy and rehabilitation exercises to help you regain a range of knee movements and strengthen the leg muscles that support the joint.
If you opt for ACL Tear ICD 10 reconstructive surgery, the surgeon replaces the damaged ligament with a tendon called a graft. Specialists perform the operation by threading the tendon through a small hole in the knee.
The graft can be an autograph using a tendon from one’s own knee, or an allograft using a donor tendon.
Rehabilitation exercises can help you regain mobility after surgery and to strengthen the muscles that support the joint. Athletes can return to their sport within seven to nine months of surgery.
ICD 10 Code ACL Tear
S83.51 Sprain of anterior cruciate ligament of knee
S83.511 Sprain of anterior cruciate ligament of right knee
S83.511A …… initial encounter
S83.511D …… subsequent encounter
S83.511S …… sequela
S83.512 Sprain of anterior cruciate ligament of left knee
S83.512A …… initial encounter
S83.512D …… subsequent encounter
S83.512S …… sequela
S83.519 Sprain of anterior cruciate ligament of unspecified knee
S83.519A …… initial encounter
S83.519D …… subsequent encounter
S83.519S …… sequela