ICD-10 Diagnosis Code M02.169

Postdysenteric arthropathy, unspecified knee

Diagnosis Code M02.169

ICD-10: M02.169
Short Description: Postdysenteric arthropathy, unspecified knee
Long Description: Postdysenteric arthropathy, unspecified knee
This is the 2018 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code M02.169

Valid for Submission
The code M02.169 is valid for submission for HIPAA-covered transactions.

Code Classification
  • Diseases of the musculoskeletal system and connective tissue (M00–M99)
    • Infectious arthropathies (M00-M02)
      • Postinfective and reactive arthropathies (M02)

Information for Medical Professionals

Diagnostic Related Groups
The diagnosis code M02.169 is grouped in the following Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG V35.0)

  • 553 - BONE DISEASES AND ARTHROPATHIES WITH MCC
  • 554 - BONE DISEASES AND ARTHROPATHIES WITHOUT MCC

Convert to ICD-9
  • 711.36 - Dysenter arthrit-l/leg (Approximate Flag)

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.

  • Fungal arthritis (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • HLA-B27 antigen (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Reactive arthritis (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Septic arthritis (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Viral arthritis (Medical Encyclopedia)

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ICD-10 Footnotes

General Equivalence Map Definitions
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  • Approximate Flag - The approximate flag is on, indicating that the relationship between the code in the source system and the code in the target system is an approximate equivalent.
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