ICD-9 Diagnosis Code 711.97

Inf arthrit NOS-ankle

Diagnosis Code 711.97

ICD-9: 711.97
Short Description: Inf arthrit NOS-ankle
Long Description: Unspecified infective arthritis, ankle and foot
This is the 2014 version of the ICD-9-CM diagnosis code 711.97

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

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  • Infective arthritis of ankle and/or foot
  • Inflammation of first metatarsophalangeal joint due to infection
  • Inflammation of interphalangeal joint of toe due to infection
  • Inflammation of metatarsophalangeal joint of lesser toe due to infection
  • Non-union of ankle joint with infection
  • Non-union of joint of foot with infection
  • Reactive arthropathy of ankle
  • Reactive arthropathy of first metatarsophalangeal joint
  • Reactive arthropathy of interphalangeal joint of toe
  • Reactive arthropathy of lesser metatarsophalangeal joint
  • Reactive arthropathy of subtalar joint
  • Reactive arthropathy of talonavicular joint

Index of Diseases and Injuries
References found for the code 711.97 in the Index of Diseases and Injuries:

    • Infection, infected, infective (opportunistic) 136.9
      • metatarsophalangeal 711.97

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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