This article will outline the causes, symptoms, diagnosis, treatment and the ICD 10 CM code for Knee Strain.
Knee Strain ICD 10 Causes
Knee Strain ICD 10 occur when the tendons and muscles in the knee are damaged by overuse or a sudden and dramatic increase in knee strain.
Common causes of knee sprains are falls, collisions with other impacts on the body, such as contact sports, sudden and excessive strain on the knee joint or an abrupt twisting of the joint.
Knee Strain ICD 10 Symptoms
There are several possible symptoms of a Knee Strain ICD 10, these include:
- cramped muscles
- knee spasms
- muscle swelling
- difficulty moving
Knee Strain ICD 10 Diagnosis
During a Knee Strain ICD 10 physical examination, doctors will probably examine the knee for swelling, pain, tenderness, warmth and visible bruising.
They will also check whether the patient can move his lower leg in a different direction (e.g. Push or pull the joint) to assess the integrity of the knee structure. In some cases, doctors may suggest imaging tests such as X-rays.
They also recommend an X-ray to detect fractures or degenerative joint disease. Another test is computed tomography (CT).
A CT scanner combines X-rays from many different angles to create a cross-sectional image of the inside of the body. CT scans can help diagnose bone problems, even subtle fractures.
A special type of CT scan can detect gout in joints that are not inflamed. An ultrasound can also be performed. It uses sound waves to create a real-time image of soft tissue structures in the knee.
If the doctor wants to move the knee into a different position, an ultrasound can detect specific problems.
If the doctor suspects a virus or inflammation, the patient will likely receive a blood test or a procedure called arthrocentesis in which a small amount of fluid is removed with a needle from the knee joint and sent to a laboratory for analysis.
Another imaging test is magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). This technique uses radio waves and powerful magnets to create a 3D image of the inside of the knee. It is useful to detect injuries to soft tissues such as ligaments, tendons, cartilage and muscles.
Knee Strain ICD 10 Treatment
Platelet-rich plasma therapy for Knee Strain ICD 10 and sprains is a relatively new therapy for patients in which an orthopaedic surgeon takes a blood sample from the patient, puts it in a centrifuge to separate platelets containing growth factors that are important for healing the injury and injects it into the patient at the affected site of knee.
Physical therapy and rehabilitation Physical therapy is crucial to strengthen the knee strain or sprained patient, and a physiotherapist will work with the patient to add exercises to restore knee mobility.
Many patients treat the injury themselves with rest, ice, compression, and anti-inflammatory medication. If the pain is moderate to severe, the doctor can require the patient to wear a leg brace to ensure stability on the knees.
ICD 10 Code For Knee Strain
ICD 10 CM S86.81 Strain of other muscles and tendons at lower leg level
S86.811 Strain of other muscle(s) and tendon(s) at lower leg level right leg
S86.812 Strain of other muscle(s) and tendon(s) at lower leg level left leg
S86.819 Strain of other muscle(s) and tendon(s) at lower leg level unspecified leg
S86.8 Injury of other muscles and tendons at lower leg level
S86.89 Other injury of other muscles and tendons at lower leg level
S86 Injury of muscle fascia and tendon at lower leg level
S86.9 Injury of unspecified muscle and tendon at lower leg level
S83.92 Sprain of unspecified site of left knee
S83.92XA Sprain of unspecified site of left knee initial encounter
S83.92XD Sprain of unspecified site of left knee subsequent encounter
S83.92XS Sprain of unspecified site of left knee sequela