ICD-10 Diagnosis Code Z47.1

Aftercare following joint replacement surgery

Diagnosis Code Z47.1

ICD-10: Z47.1
Short Description: Aftercare following joint replacement surgery
Long Description: Aftercare following joint replacement surgery
This is the 2017 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code Z47.1

Valid for Submission
The code Z47.1 is valid for submission for HIPAA-covered transactions.

Code Classification
  • Factors influencing health status and contact with health services (Z00–Z99)
    • Encounters for other specific health care (Z40-Z53)
      • Orthopedic aftercare (Z47)

Information for Medical Professionals

Diagnostic Related Groups
The diagnosis code Z47.1 is grouped in the following Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG V34.0)

  • 559 - AFTERCARE, MUSCULOSKELETAL SYSTEM AND CONNECTIVE TISSUE WITH MCC
  • 560 - AFTERCARE, MUSCULOSKELETAL SYSTEM AND CONNECTIVE TISSUE WITH CC
  • 561 - AFTERCARE, MUSCULOSKELETAL SYSTEM AND CONNECTIVE TISSUE WITHOUT CC/MCC

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  • V54.81 - Aftercare joint replace

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The code Z47.1 is exempt from POA reporting.

Index of Diseases and Injuries
References found for the code Z47.1 in the Index of Diseases and Injuries:


    Information for Patients


    Hip Replacement

    Also called: Hip arthroplasty, Hip prosthesis

    Hip replacement is surgery for people with severe hip damage. The most common cause of damage is osteoarthritis. Osteoarthritis causes pain, swelling, and reduced motion in your joints. It can interfere with your daily activities. If other treatments such as physical therapy, pain medicines, and exercise haven't helped, hip replacement surgery might be an option for you.

    During a hip replacement operation, the surgeon removes damaged cartilage and bone from your hip joint and replaces them with new, man-made parts.

    A hip replacement can

    • Relieve pain
    • Help your hip joint work better
    • Improve walking and other movements

    The most common problem after surgery is hip dislocation. Because a man-made hip is smaller than the original joint, the ball can come out of its socket. The surgery can also cause blood clots and infections. With a hip replacement, you might need to avoid certain activities, such as jogging and high-impact sports.

    NIH: National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases

    • Deciding to have knee or hip replacement (Medical Encyclopedia)
    • Getting your home ready - knee or hip surgery (Medical Encyclopedia)
    • Hip arthroscopy (Medical Encyclopedia)
    • Hip joint replacement (Medical Encyclopedia)
    • Hip or knee replacement - after - what to ask your doctor (Medical Encyclopedia)
    • Hip replacement - discharge (Medical Encyclopedia)
    • Hip replacement - precautions (Medical Encyclopedia)
    • Minimally invasive hip replacement (Medical Encyclopedia)


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    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 (Medical Encyclopedia)
    • Joint pain (Medical Encyclopedia)
    • Joint swelling (Medical Encyclopedia)
    • Joint x-ray (Medical Encyclopedia)
    • Limited range of motion (Medical Encyclopedia)
    • Steroid injections - tendon, bursa, joint (Medical Encyclopedia)


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    Knee Replacement

    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 (Medical Encyclopedia)
    • Getting your home ready - knee or hip surgery (Medical Encyclopedia)
    • Hip or knee replacement - after - what to ask your doctor (Medical Encyclopedia)
    • Knee joint replacement (Medical Encyclopedia)
    • Knee joint replacement - discharge (Medical Encyclopedia)
    • Partial knee replacement (Medical Encyclopedia)


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