Diagnosis Code T84.013A
Information for Medical Professionals
The diagnosis code T84.013A is grouped in the following Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG v33.0)
- AFTERCARE, MUSCULOSKELETAL SYSTEM AND CONNECTIVE TISSUE WITH MCC 559
- AFTERCARE, MUSCULOSKELETAL SYSTEM AND CONNECTIVE TISSUE WITH CC 560
- AFTERCARE, MUSCULOSKELETAL SYSTEM AND CONNECTIVE TISSUE WITHOUT CC/MCC 561
Information for Patients
Also called: Knee arthroplasty
Knee replacement is surgery for people with severe knee damage. Knee replacement can relieve pain and allow you to be more active. Your doctor may recommend it if you have knee pain and medicine and other treatments are not helping you anymore.
When you have a total knee replacement, the surgeon removes damaged cartilage and bone from the surface of your knee joint and replaces them with a man-made surface of metal and plastic. In a partial knee replacement, the surgeon only replaces one part of your knee joint. The surgery can cause scarring, blood clots, and, rarely, infections. After a knee replacement, you will no longer be able to do certain activities, such as jogging and high-impact sports.
- Deciding to have knee or hip replacement
- Getting your home ready - knee or hip surgery
- Hip or knee replacement - after - what to ask your doctor
- Knee joint replacement
- Knee joint replacement - discharge
- Partial knee replacement