ICD-10 Diagnosis Code T84.6

Infect/inflm reaction due to internal fixation device

Diagnosis Code T84.6

ICD-10: T84.6
Short Description: Infect/inflm reaction due to internal fixation device
Long Description: Infection and inflammatory reaction due to internal fixation device
This is the 2018 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code T84.6

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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)

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Index of Diseases and Injuries
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    Information for Patients


    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.

    • Ankle fracture - aftercare (Medical Encyclopedia)
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    • Closed reduction of a fractured bone (Medical Encyclopedia)
    • Closed reduction of a fractured bone - aftercare (Medical Encyclopedia)
    • Hand fracture - aftercare (Medical Encyclopedia)
    • Metatarsal fracture (acute) - aftercare (Medical Encyclopedia)
    • Metatarsal stress fractures - aftercare (Medical Encyclopedia)
    • Radial head fracture - aftercare (Medical Encyclopedia)

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