ICD-10 Diagnosis Code T84.038A

Mechanical loosening of oth internal prosthetic joint, init

Diagnosis Code T84.038A

ICD-10: T84.038A
Short Description: Mechanical loosening of oth internal prosthetic joint, init
Long Description: Mechanical loosening of other internal prosthetic joint, initial encounter
This is the 2017 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code T84.038A

Valid for Submission
The code T84.038A is valid for submission for HIPAA-covered transactions.

Code Classification
  • Injury, poisoning and certain other consequences of external causes (S00–T98)
    • Complications of surgical and medical care, not elsewhere classified (T80-T88)
      • Complications of internal orthopedic prosth dev/grft (T84)

Information for Medical Professionals

Diagnostic Related Groups
The diagnosis code T84.038A 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


Joint Disorders

A joint is where two or more bones come together, like the knee, hip, elbow, or shoulder. Joints can be damaged by many types of injuries or diseases, including

  • Arthritis - inflammation of a joint. It causes pain, stiffness, and swelling. Over time, the joint can become severely damaged.
  • Bursitis - inflammation of a fluid-filled sac that cushions the joint
  • Dislocations - injuries that force the ends of the bones out of position

Treatment of joint problems depends on the cause. If you have a sports injury, treatment often begins with the RICE (Rest, Ice, Compression, and Elevation) method to relieve pain, reduce swelling, and speed healing. Other possible treatments include pain relievers, keeping the injured area from moving, rehabilitation, and sometimes surgery. For arthritis, injuries, or other diseases, you may need joint replacement surgery to remove the damaged joint and put in a new one.

NIH: National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases

  • Hypermobile joints
  • Joint pain
  • Joint swelling
  • Joint x-ray
  • Limited range of motion
  • Steroid injections - tendon, bursa, joint


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