ICD-9 Diagnosis Code 719.68

Joint symptom NEC-oth jt

Diagnosis Code 719.68

ICD-9: 719.68
Short Description: Joint symptom NEC-oth jt
Long Description: Other symptoms referable to joint, other specified sites
This is the 2014 version of the ICD-9-CM diagnosis code 719.68

Code Classification
  • Diseases of the musculoskeletal system and connective tissue (710–739)
    • Arthropathies and related disorders (710-719)
      • 719 Other and unspecified disorder of joint

Information for Medical Professionals

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  • Cervical spine crepitus
  • Cervical spine crepitus audible
  • Cervical spine crepitus palpable
  • Lumbar spine crepitus
  • Lumbar spine crepitus audible
  • Lumbar spine crepitus palpable
  • Thoracic spine crepitus audible

Index of Diseases and Injuries
References found for the code 719.68 in the Index of Diseases and Injuries:

Information for Patients

Joint Disorders

A joint is where two or more bones come together, like the knee, hip, elbow, or shoulder. Joints can be damaged by many types of injuries or diseases, including

  • Arthritis - inflammation of a joint. It causes pain, stiffness, and swelling. Over time, the joint can become severely damaged.
  • Bursitis - inflammation of a fluid-filled sac that cushions the joint
  • Dislocations - injuries that force the ends of the bones out of position

Treatment of joint problems depends on the cause. If you have a sports injury, treatment often begins with the RICE (Rest, Ice, Compression, and Elevation) method to relieve pain, reduce swelling, and speed healing. Other possible treatments include pain relievers, keeping the injured area from moving, rehabilitation, and sometimes surgery. For arthritis, injuries, or other diseases, you may need joint replacement surgery to remove the damaged joint and put in a new one.

NIH: National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases

  • Hypermobile joints
  • Joint pain
  • Joint swelling
  • Joint x-ray
  • Limited range of motion

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