ICD-10-CM Code Z96.65

Presence of artificial knee joint

Version 2020 Non-Billable Code

Not Valid for Submission

Z96.65 is a "header" nonspecific and non-billable code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of presence of artificial knee joint. The code is NOT valid for the year 2020 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions.

ICD-10:Z96.65
Short Description:Presence of artificial knee joint
Long Description:Presence of artificial knee joint

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

  • Z96.651 - Presence of right artificial knee joint
  • Z96.652 - Presence of left artificial knee joint
  • Z96.653 - ... bilateral
  • Z96.659 - Presence of unspecified artificial knee joint

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 Z96.65 are found in the index:


Code Classification

  • Factors influencing health status and contact with health services (Z00–Z99)
    • Persons with potential health hazards related to family and personal history and certain conditions influencing health status (Z77-Z99)
      • Presence of other functional implants (Z96)

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

Information for Patients


Knee Replacement

Knee replacement is surgery for people with severe knee damage. Knee replacement can relieve pain and allow you to be more active. Your doctor may recommend it if you have knee pain and medicine and other treatments are not helping you anymore.

When you have a total knee replacement, the surgeon removes damaged cartilage and bone from the surface of your knee joint and replaces them with a man-made surface of metal and plastic. In a partial knee replacement, the surgeon only replaces one part of your knee joint. The surgery can cause scarring, blood clots, and, rarely, infections. After a knee replacement, you will no longer be able to do certain activities, such as jogging and high-impact sports.


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