ICD-9 Diagnosis Code V43.60

Joint replaced unspcf

Diagnosis Code V43.60

ICD-9: V43.60
Short Description: Joint replaced unspcf
Long Description: Unspecified joint replacement
This is the 2014 version of the ICD-9-CM diagnosis code V43.60

Code Classification
  • Supplementary classification of factors influencing health status and contact with health services
    • Persons with a condition influencing their health status (V40-V49)
      • V43 Organ or tissue replaced by other means

Information for Medical Professionals

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  • Z96.60 - Presence of unspecified orthopedic joint implant

  • History of artificial joint
  • Mechanical complication of internal joint prosthesis
  • Persistent prosthetic joint pain
  • Prosthetic joint dislocation
  • Prosthetic joint exposure
  • Prosthetic joint infection
  • Prosthetic joint loosening
  • Prosthetic joint mechanical failure
  • Prosthetic joint protrusion

Index of Diseases and Injuries
References found for the code V43.60 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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