ICD-10 Diagnosis Code Z96.659

Presence of unspecified artificial knee joint

Diagnosis Code Z96.659

ICD-10: Z96.659
Short Description: Presence of unspecified artificial knee joint
Long Description: Presence of unspecified artificial knee joint
This is the 2018 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code Z96.659

Valid for Submission
The code Z96.659 is valid for submission for HIPAA-covered transactions.

Code Classification
  • Factors influencing health status and contact with health services (Z00–Z99)
    • Persons with potential health hazards related to family and personal history and certain conditions influencing health status (Z77-Z99)
      • Presence of other functional implants (Z96)

Information for Medical Professionals


Code Edits
The following edits are applicable to this code:
Unacceptable principal diagnosis Additional informationCallout TooltipUnacceptable principal diagnosis
There are selected codes that describe a circumstance which influences an individual’s health status but not a current illness or injury, or codes that are not specific manifestations but may be due to an underlying cause. These codes are considered unacceptable as a principal diagnosis.


Diagnostic Related Groups
The diagnosis code Z96.659 is grouped in the following Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG V34.0)

  • 564 - OTHER MUSCULOSKELETAL SYSTEM AND CONNECTIVE TISSUE DIAGNOSES WITH MCC
  • 565 - OTHER MUSCULOSKELETAL SYSTEM AND CONNECTIVE TISSUE DIAGNOSES WITH CC
  • 566 - OTHER MUSCULOSKELETAL SYSTEM AND CONNECTIVE TISSUE DIAGNOSES WITHOUT CC/MCC

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Synonyms
  • Artificial knee joint present
  • History of operative procedure on knee
  • History of total knee arthroplasty

Information for Patients


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.

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  • Knee joint replacement (Medical Encyclopedia)
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  • Partial knee replacement (Medical Encyclopedia)


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