ICD-10 Diagnosis Code Z47.82

Encounter for orth aftercare following scoliosis surgery

Diagnosis Code Z47.82

ICD-10: Z47.82
Short Description: Encounter for orth aftercare following scoliosis surgery
Long Description: Encounter for orthopedic aftercare following scoliosis surgery
This is the 2017 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code Z47.82

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

Information for Patients

After Surgery

Also called: Postoperative care, Recovery from surgery

After any operation, you'll have some side effects. There is usually some pain with surgery. There may also be swelling and soreness around the area that the surgeon cut. Your surgeon can tell you which side effects to expect.

There can also be complications. These are unplanned events linked to the operation. Some complications are infection, too much bleeding, reaction to anesthesia, or accidental injury. Some people have a greater risk of complications because of other medical conditions.

Your surgeon can tell you how you might feel and what you will be able to do - or not do - the first few days, weeks, or months after surgery. Some other questions to ask are

  • How long you will be in the hospital
  • What kind of supplies, equipment, and help you might need when you go home
  • When you can go back to work
  • When it is ok to start exercising again
  • Are they any other restrictions in your activities

Following your surgeon's advice can help you recover as soon as possible.

Agency for Healthcare Quality and Research

  • Bland diet
  • Deep breathing after surgery
  • Diet - clear liquid
  • Diet - full liquid
  • Getting your home ready - after the hospital
  • Indwelling catheter care
  • Post surgical pain treatment - adults
  • Self catheterization - female
  • Self catheterization - male
  • Suprapubic catheter care
  • Surgical wound care -- closed
  • Surgical wound infection - treatment
  • Urinary catheters
  • Urine drainage bags
  • Using an incentive spirometer

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Scoliosis causes a sideways curve of your backbone, or spine. These curves are often S- or C-shaped. Scoliosis is most common in late childhood and the early teens, when children grow fast. Girls are more likely to have it than boys. It can run in families. Symptoms include leaning to one side and having uneven shoulders and hips. Sometimes it is easy to notice, but not always.

Children may get screening for scoliosis at school or during a checkup. If it looks like there is a problem, your doctor will use your medical and family history, a physical exam, and imaging tests to make a diagnosis. Treatment depends on your age, how much more you're likely to grow, how much curving there is, and whether the curve is temporary or permanent. People with mild scoliosis might only need checkups to see if the curve is getting worse. Others might need to wear a brace or have surgery.

NIH: National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases

  • Cervical MRI scan
  • Scoliosis
  • Scoliosis surgery - child
  • Spinal fusion
  • Thoracic spine x-ray

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