ICD-9 Diagnosis Code 727.01

Synovitis in oth dis

Diagnosis Code 727.01

ICD-9: 727.01
Short Description: Synovitis in oth dis
Long Description: Synovitis and tenosynovitis in diseases classified elsewhere
This is the 2014 version of the ICD-9-CM diagnosis code 727.01

Code Classification
  • Diseases of the musculoskeletal system and connective tissue
    • Rheumatism, excluding the back (725-729)
      • 727 Other disorders of synovium, tendon, and bursa

Information for Medical Professionals

Code Edits
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Manifestations not allowed as principal diagnosis Additional informationCallout TooltipManifestations not allowed as principal diagnosis
Manifestations not allowed as principal diagnosis: Manifestation codes describe the manifestation of an underlying disease, not the disease itself, and therefore should not be used as a principal diagnosis.

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The ICD-10 and ICD-9 GEMs are used to facilitate linking between the diagnosis codes in ICD-9-CM and the new ICD-10-CM code set. The GEMs are the raw material from which providers, health information vendors and payers can derive specific applied mappings to meet their needs.

  • Lyme erosive synovitis
  • Remitting seronegative symmetrical synovitis with pitting edema
  • Synovitis acne pustulosis hyperostosis osteomyelitis syndrome
  • Synovitis AND/OR tenosynovitis associated with another disease
  • Tuberculous infection of tendon sheath
  • Tuberculous synovitis
  • Tuberculous tenosynovitis

Index of Diseases and Injuries
References found for the code 727.01 in the Index of Diseases and Injuries:

Information for Patients

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
  • Joint pain
  • Joint swelling
  • Joint x-ray
  • Limited range of motion

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