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ICD-10-CM Code M70.40
Prepatellar bursitis, unspecified knee

Billable Code
Billable codes are sufficient justification for admission to an acute care hospital when used a principal diagnosis.
| ICD-10 from 2011 - 2016

M70.40 is a billable ICD code used to specify a diagnosis of prepatellar bursitis, unspecified knee. A 'billable code' is detailed enough to be used to specify a medical diagnosis.

The ICD code M704 is used to code Prepatellar bursitis

Prepatellar bursitis (also known as beat knee, carpet layer's knee, coal miner's knee, housemaid's knee, rug cutter's knee, or nun's knee) is an inflammation of the prepatellar bursa at the front of the knee. It is marked by swelling at the knee, which can be tender to the touch but which does not restrict the knee's range of motion. It is most commonly caused by trauma to the knee, either by a single acute instance or by chronic trauma over time. As such, prepatellar bursitis commonly occurs among individuals whose professions require frequent kneeling.

Specialty: Rheumatology
ICD 9 Code: 726.65

Aseptic prepatellar bursitis

Source: Wikipedia

MS-DRG Mapping

  • DRG Group #557-558 - Tendonitis, myositis and bursitis with MCC.
  • DRG Group #557-558 - Tendonitis, myositis and bursitis without MCC.

Related Concepts SNOMET-CT

  • Prepatellar bursitis (disorder)

Coding Advice SNOMET-CT

  • Consider additional code to identify specific condition or disease
  • Consider laterality specification


Prepatellar bursitis (approximate match)

This is the official approximate match mapping between ICD9 and ICD10, as provided by the General Equivalency mapping crosswalk. This means that while there is no exact mapping between this ICD10 code M70.40 and a single ICD9 code, 726.65 is an approximate match for comparison and conversion purposes.

Parent Code: M70.4 - Prepatellar bursitis

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