ICD-10 Code T84.117

Breakdown (mechanical) of internal fixation device of bone of left lower leg

Version 2019 Non-Billable Code

Not Valid for Submission

T84.117 is a "header" nonspecific and non-billable code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of breakdown (mechanical) of internal fixation device of bone of left lower leg. The code is NOT valid for the year 2020 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions.

ICD-10: T84.117
Short Description:Breakdown (mechanical) of int fix of bone of left lower leg
Long Description:Breakdown (mechanical) of internal fixation device of bone of left lower leg

Consider the following ICD-10 codes with a higher level of specificity:

  • T84.117A - Breakdown (mechanical) of internal fixation device of bone of left lower leg, initial encounter
  • T84.117D - Breakdown (mechanical) of internal fixation device of bone of left lower leg, subsequent encounter
  • T84.117S - Breakdown (mechanical) of internal fixation device of bone of left lower leg, sequela

Code Classification

  • Injury, poisoning and certain other consequences of external causes (S00–T98)
    • Complications of surgical and medical care, not elsewhere classified (T80-T88)
      • Complications of internal orthopedic prosth dev/grft (T84)

Code History

  • FY 2016 - New Code, effective from 10/1/2015 through 9/30/2016
    (first year ICD-10-CM implemented into the HIPAA mandated 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

Information for Patients


Fractures

A fracture is a break, usually in a bone. If the broken bone punctures the skin, it is called an open or compound fracture. Fractures commonly happen because of car accidents, falls, or sports injuries. Other causes are low bone density and osteoporosis, which cause weakening of the bones. Overuse can cause stress fractures, which are very small cracks in the bone.

Symptoms of a fracture are

  • Intense pain
  • Deformity - the limb looks out of place
  • Swelling, bruising, or tenderness around the injury
  • Numbness and tingling
  • Problems moving a limb

You need to get medical care right away for any fracture. An x-ray can tell if your bone is broken. You may need to wear a cast or splint. Sometimes you need surgery to put in plates, pins or screws to keep the bone in place.


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ICD-10 Footnotes

General Equivalence Map Definitions
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.

  • 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.
  • No Map Flag - The no map flag indicates that a code in the source system is not linked to any code in the target system.
  • Combination Flag - The combination flag indicates that more than one code in the target system is required to satisfy the full equivalent meaning of a code in the source system.