Specific code 2012 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 996.46
Articular bearing surface wear of prosthetic joint
  • Short description: Articular wear prosth jt.
  • ICD-9-CM 996.46 will be replaced by an equivalent ICD-10-CM code (or codes) when the United States transitions from ICD-9-CM to ICD-10-CM on October 1, 2015.
  • ICD-9-CM 996.46 is a billable medical code that can be used to specify a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim.
  • You are viewing the 2012 version of ICD-9-CM 996.46.
  • More recent version(s) of ICD-9-CM 996.46: 2013 2014 2015.
Disease Synonyms
  • Left ankle arthroplasty articular bearing surface wear
  • Left elbow arthroplasty articular bearing surface wear
  • Left finger arthroplasty articular bearing surface wear
  • Left hip arthroplasty articular bearing surface wear
  • Left knee arthroplasty articular bearing surface wear
  • Left shoulder arthroplasty articular bearing surface wear
  • Left wrist arthroplasty articular bearing surface wear
  • Right ankle arthroplasty articular bearing surface wear
  • Right elbow arthroplasty articular bearing surface wear
  • Right finger arthroplasty articular bearing surface wear
  • Right hip arthroplasty articular bearing surface wear
  • Right knee arthroplasty articular bearing surface wear
  • Right shoulder arthroplasty articular bearing surface wear
  • Right wrist arthroplasty articular bearing surface wear
  • Wear of articular bearing surface of left ankle joint prosthesis
  • Wear of articular bearing surface of left elbow prosthetic joint
  • Wear of articular bearing surface of left finger prosthetic joint
  • Wear of articular bearing surface of left hip prosthetic joint
  • Wear of articular bearing surface of left knee prosthetic joint
  • Wear of articular bearing surface of left shoulder prosthetic joint
  • Wear of articular bearing surface of left wrist prosthetic joint
  • Wear of articular bearing surface of right ankle joint prosthesis
  • Wear of articular bearing surface of right elbow prosthetic joint
  • Wear of articular bearing surface of right finger prosthetic joint
  • Wear of articular bearing surface of right hip prosthetic joint
  • Wear of articular bearing surface of right knee prosthetic joint
  • Wear of articular bearing surface of right shoulder prosthetic joint
  • Wear of articular bearing surface of right wrist prosthetic joint
Convert to ICD-10-CM: 996.46 converts approximately to:
  • 2015 ICD-10-CM T84.069A Wear of articular bearing surface of unspecified internal prosthetic joint, initial encounter
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 996.46:
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