ICD-10-CM Code M96.89

Other intraoperative and postprocedural complications and disorders of the musculoskeletal system

Version 2020 Billable Code

Valid for Submission

M96.89 is a billable code used to specify a medical diagnosis of other intraoperative and postprocedural complications and disorders of the musculoskeletal system. The code is valid for the year 2020 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions. The ICD-10-CM code M96.89 might also be used to specify conditions or terms like disorder of musculoskeletal system following procedure, disorder of tendon repair, extremity restricted from procedure, infection of tendon repair, infectious disorder of tendon, intraoperative fracture, etc

Short Description:Oth intraop and postproc comp and disorders of the ms sys
Long Description:Other intraoperative and postprocedural complications and disorders of the musculoskeletal system

Tabular List of Diseases and Injuries

The Tabular List of Diseases and Injuries is a list of ICD-10 codes, organized "head to toe" into chapters and sections with guidance for inclusions, exclusions, descriptions and more. The following references are applicable to the code M96.89:

Inclusion Terms

Inclusion Terms
These terms are the conditions for which that code is to be used. The terms may be synonyms of the code title, or, in the case of "other specified" codes, the terms are a list of the various conditions assigned to that code. The inclusion terms are not necessarily exhaustive. Additional terms found only in the Alphabetic Index may also be assigned to a code.
  • Instability of joint secondary to removal of joint prosthesis

Use Additional Code

Use Additional Code
The “use additional code” indicates that a secondary code could be used to further specify the patient’s condition. This note is not mandatory and is only used if enough information is available to assign an additional code.
  • code, if applicable, to further specify disorder

Index to Diseases and Injuries

The Index to Diseases and Injuries is an alphabetical listing of medical terms, with each term mapped to one or more ICD-10 code(s). The following references for the code M96.89 are found in the index:


The following clinical terms are approximate synonyms or lay terms that might be used to identify the correct diagnosis code:

  • Disorder of musculoskeletal system following procedure
  • Disorder of tendon repair
  • Extremity restricted from procedure
  • Infection of tendon repair
  • Infectious disorder of tendon
  • Intraoperative fracture
  • Osteolysis following surgical procedure on skeletal system
  • Postoperative heterotopic calcification
  • Postoperative heterotopic calcification of muscle
  • Postoperative heterotopic calcification of skeletal muscle
  • Postoperative heterotopic ossification
  • Postoperative supratip depression of nose

Diagnostic Related Groups

The ICD-10 code M96.89 is grouped in the following groups for version MS-DRG V37.0 What are Diagnostic Related Groups?
The Diagnostic Related Groups (DRGs) are a patient classification scheme which provides a means of relating the type of patients a hospital treats. The DRGs divides all possible principal diagnoses into mutually exclusive principal diagnosis areas referred to as Major Diagnostic Categories (MDC).
applicable from 10/01/2019 through 09/30/2020.


Convert M96.89 to ICD-9

  • 997.99 - Surg compl-body syst NEC (Approximate Flag)

Code Classification

  • Diseases of the musculoskeletal system and connective tissue (M00–M99)
    • Intraoperative and postprocedural complications and disorders of musculoskeletal system, not elsewhere classified (M96)
      • Intraop and postproc comp and disorders of ms sys, NEC (M96)

Code History

  • FY 2016 - New Code, effective from 10/1/2015 through 9/30/2016
    (First year ICD-10-CM implemented into the HIPAA code set)
  • FY 2017 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2016 through 9/30/2017
  • FY 2018 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2017 through 9/30/2018
  • FY 2019 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2018 through 9/30/2019
  • FY 2020 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2019 through 9/30/2020