ICD-10 Diagnosis Code T84.50XA

Infect/inflm reaction due to unsp int joint prosth, init

Diagnosis Code T84.50XA

ICD-10: T84.50XA
Short Description: Infect/inflm reaction due to unsp int joint prosth, init
Long Description: Infection and inflammatory reaction due to unspecified internal joint prosthesis, initial encounter
This is the 2017 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code T84.50XA

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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 T84.50XA is grouped in the following Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG v33.0)

  • KNEE PROCEDURES WITH PDX OF INFECTION WITH MCC 485
  • KNEE PROCEDURES WITH PDX OF INFECTION WITH CC 486
  • KNEE PROCEDURES WITH PDX OF INFECTION WITHOUT CC/MCC 487
  • KNEE PROCEDURES WITHOUT PDX OF INFECTION WITH CC/MCC 488
  • KNEE PROCEDURES WITHOUT PDX OF INFECTION WITHOUT CC/MCC 489

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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