2021 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code M23.3

Other meniscus derangements

    2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
  • M23.3 should not be used for reimbursement purposes as there are multiple codes below it that contain a greater level of detail.
  • The 2021 edition of ICD-10-CM M23.3 became effective on October 1, 2020.
  • This is the American ICD-10-CM version of M23.3 - other international versions of ICD-10 M23.3 may differ.
Applicable To
  • Degenerate meniscus
  • Detached meniscus
  • Retained meniscus
The following code(s) above M23.3 contain annotation back-references
Annotation Back-References
In this context, annotation back-references refer to codes that contain:
  • Applicable To annotations, or
  • Code Also annotations, or
  • Code First annotations, or
  • Excludes1 annotations, or
  • Excludes2 annotations, or
  • Includes annotations, or
  • Note annotations, or
  • Use Additional annotations
that may be applicable to M23.3:
  • M00-M99
    2021 ICD-10-CM Range M00-M99

    Diseases of the musculoskeletal system and connective tissue

    Note
    • Use an external cause code following the code for the musculoskeletal condition, if applicable, to identify the cause of the musculoskeletal condition
    Type 2 Excludes
    • arthropathic psoriasis (L40.5-)
    • certain conditions originating in the perinatal period (P04-P96)
    • certain infectious and parasitic diseases (A00-B99)
    • compartment syndrome (traumatic) (T79.A-)
    • complications of pregnancy, childbirth and the puerperium (O00-O9A)
    • congenital malformations, deformations, and chromosomal abnormalities (Q00-Q99)
    • endocrine, nutritional and metabolic diseases (E00-E88)
    • injury, poisoning and certain other consequences of external causes (S00-T88)
    • neoplasms (C00-D49)
    • symptoms, signs and abnormal clinical and laboratory findings, not elsewhere classified (R00-R94)
    Diseases of the musculoskeletal system and connective tissue
  • M20-M25
    2021 ICD-10-CM Range M20-M25

    Other joint disorders

    Type 2 Excludes
    Other joint disorders
  • M23
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code M23

    Internal derangement of knee

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    Type 1 Excludes
    Type 2 Excludes
    • current injury - see injury of knee and lower leg (S80-S89)
    • recurrent dislocation or subluxation of joints (M24.4)
    • recurrent dislocation or subluxation of patella (M22.0-M22.1)
    Internal derangement of knee
Code History
  • 2016 (effective 10/1/2015): New code (first year of non-draft ICD-10-CM)
  • 2017 (effective 10/1/2016): No change
  • 2018 (effective 10/1/2017): No change
  • 2019 (effective 10/1/2018): No change
  • 2020 (effective 10/1/2019): No change
  • 2021 (effective 10/1/2020): No change
ICD-10-CM Codes Adjacent To M23.3
M23.242 …… left knee
M23.249 …… unspecified knee
M23.25 Derangement of posterior horn of lateral meniscus due to old tear or injury
M23.251 …… right knee
M23.252 …… left knee
M23.259 …… unspecified knee
M23.26 Derangement of other lateral meniscus due to old tear or injury
M23.261 …… right knee
M23.262 …… left knee
M23.269 …… unspecified knee
M23.3 Other meniscus derangements
M23.30 Other meniscus derangements, unspecified meniscus
M23.300 Other meniscus derangements, unspecified lateral meniscus, right knee
M23.301 Other meniscus derangements, unspecified lateral meniscus, left knee
M23.302 Other meniscus derangements, unspecified lateral meniscus, unspecified knee
M23.303 Other meniscus derangements, unspecified medial meniscus, right knee
M23.304 Other meniscus derangements, unspecified medial meniscus, left knee
M23.305 Other meniscus derangements, unspecified medial meniscus, unspecified knee
M23.306 …… right knee
M23.307 …… left knee
M23.309 …… unspecified knee

Reimbursement claims with a date of service on or after October 1, 2015 require the use of ICD-10-CM codes.