ICD-10 Code T84.629

Infection and inflammatory reaction due to internal fixation device of unspecified bone of leg

Version 2019 Non-Billable Code
ICD-10:T84.629
Short Description:Infect/inflm reaction due to int fix of unsp bone of leg
Long Description:Infection and inflammatory reaction due to internal fixation device of unspecified bone of leg

Not Valid for Submission

ICD-10 T84.629 is a "header" nonspecific and non-billable code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of infection and inflammatory reaction due to internal fixation device of unspecified bone of leg. The code is NOT valid for the year 2019 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions.

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

  • T84.629A - Infection and inflammatory reaction due to internal fixation device of unspecified bone of leg, initial encounter
  • T84.629D - Infection and inflammatory reaction due to internal fixation device of unspecified bone of leg, subsequent encounter
  • T84.629S - Infection and inflammatory reaction due to internal fixation device of unspecified bone of 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)

Information for Medical Professionals

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). The diagnosis code T84.629 is grouped in the following groups for version MS-DRG V36.0 applicable from 10/01/2018 through 09/30/2019.

  • 485 - KNEE PROCEDURES WITH PDX OF INFECTION WITH MCC
  • 486 - KNEE PROCEDURES WITH PDX OF INFECTION WITH CC
  • 487 - KNEE PROCEDURES WITH PDX OF INFECTION WITHOUT CC/MCC
  • 488 - KNEE PROCEDURES WITHOUT PDX OF INFECTION WITH CC/MCC
  • 489 - KNEE PROCEDURES WITHOUT PDX OF INFECTION WITHOUT CC/MCC
  • 922 - OTHER INJURY, POISONING AND TOXIC EFFECT DIAGNOSES WITH MCC
  • 923 - OTHER INJURY, POISONING AND TOXIC EFFECT DIAGNOSES WITHOUT MCC
  • 949 - AFTERCARE WITH CC/MCC
  • 950 - AFTERCARE WITHOUT CC/MCC

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 T84.629 are found in the index:


Information for Patients


Fractures

Also called: Broken bone

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.

  • Broken bone (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Closed reduction of a fractured bone (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Closed reduction of a fractured bone - aftercare (Medical Encyclopedia)

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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.