Tear of medial cartilage or meniscus of knee current short description tear med menisc knee cur icd 9 cm 8360 is a billable medical code that can be used to indicate a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim however 8360 should only be used for claims with a date of service on or before september 30 2015. A tear of a meniscus is a rupturing of one or more of the fibrocartilage strips in the knee called menisci when doctors and patients refer to torn cartilage in the knee they actually may be referring to an injury to a meniscus at the top of one of the tibiae . A type 1 excludes note is a pure excludes it means not coded here a type 1 excludes note indicates that the code excluded should never be used at the same time as s832a type 1 excludes note is for used for when two conditions cannot occur together such as a congenital form versus an acquired form of the same condition. Synonyms meniscal tear meniscus tear meniscal tear icd 10 s83202 ads bucket handle tear of unspecified meniscus current injury unspecified knee. Icd 9 8360 short description tear med menisc knee cur long description tear of medial cartilage or meniscus of knee current this is the 2014 version of the icd 9 cm diagnosis code 8360 code classification injury and poisoning 800 999 dislocation 830 839 836 dislocation of knee
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