ICD-9 Diagnosis Code 711.91

Inf arthritis NOS-shlder

Diagnosis Code 711.91

ICD-9: 711.91
Short Description: Inf arthritis NOS-shlder
Long Description: Unspecified infective arthritis, shoulder region
This is the 2014 version of the ICD-9-CM diagnosis code 711.91

Code Classification
  • Diseases of the musculoskeletal system and connective tissue
    • Arthropathies and related disorders (710-719)
      • 711 Arthropathy associated with infections

Information for Medical Professionals

Information for Patients

Infectious Arthritis

Also called: Septic arthritis

Most kinds of arthritis cause pain and swelling in your joints. Joints are places where two bones meet, such as your elbow or knee. Infectious arthritis is an infection in the joint. The infection comes from a bacterial, viral, or fungal infection that spreads from another part of the body. Symptoms of infectious arthritis include

  • Intense pain in the joint
  • Joint redness and swelling
  • Chills and fever
  • Inability to move the area with the infected joint

One type of infectious arthritis is reactive arthritis. The reaction is to an infection somewhere else in your body. The joint is usually the knee, ankle, or toe. Sometimes, reactive arthritis is set off by an infection in the bladder, or in the urethra, which carries urine out of the body. In women, an infection in the vagina can cause the reaction. For both men and women, it can start with bacteria passed on during sex. Another form of reactive arthritis starts with eating food or handling something that has bacteria on it.

To diagnose infectious arthritis, your health care provider may do tests of your blood, urine, and joint fluid. Treatment includes medicines and sometimes surgery.

  • Culture - joint fluid
  • Fungal arthritis
  • HLA-B27 antigen
  • Reactive arthritis
  • Septic arthritis
  • Viral arthritis

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Shoulder Injuries and Disorders

Your shoulder joint is composed of three bones: the clavicle (collarbone), the scapula (shoulder blade), and the humerus (upper arm bone). Your shoulders are the most movable joints in your body. They can also be unstable because the ball of the upper arm is larger than the shoulder socket that holds it. To remain in a stable or normal position, the shoulder must be anchored by muscles, tendons and ligaments. Because the shoulder can be unstable, it is the site of many common problems. They include sprains, strains, dislocations, separations, tendinitis, bursitis, torn rotator cuffs, frozen shoulder, fractures and arthritis.

Usually shoulder problems are treated with RICE. This stands for Rest, Ice, Compression and Elevation. Other treatments include exercise, medicines to reduce pain and swelling, and surgery if other treatments don't work.

NIH: National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases

  • Brachial plexopathy
  • Broken collarbone - aftercare
  • Dislocated shoulder - aftercare
  • Fractured clavicle in the newborn
  • Frozen shoulder
  • Frozen shoulder - aftercare
  • Shoulder arthroscopy
  • Shoulder CT scan
  • Shoulder MRI scan
  • Shoulder pain
  • Shoulder replacement
  • Shoulder replacement - discharge
  • Shoulder separation - aftercare
  • Shoulder surgery - discharge
  • Using your shoulder after replacement surgery
  • Using your shoulder after surgery

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