Non-specific code 2014 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 715.9
Osteoarthrosis unspecified whether generalized or localized
  • Non-Billable Code
  • There are 9 ICD-9-CM codes below 715.9 that define this diagnosis in greater detail. Do not use this code on a reimbursement claim.
Clinical Information
  • A noninflammatory degenerative joint disease occurring chiefly in older persons, characterised by degeneration of the articular cartilage, hypertrophy of bone at the margins and changes in the synovial membrane. It is accompanied by pain and stiffness, particularly after prolonged activity.
  • A noninflammatory degenerative joint disease occurring chiefly in older persons, characterised by degeneration of the articular cartilage, hypertrophy of bone at the margins and changes in the synovial membrane. It is accompanied by pain and stiffness, particularly after prolonged activity. (on-line medical dictionary)
  • A progressive, degenerative joint disease, the most common form of arthritis, especially in older persons. The disease is thought to result not from the aging process but from biochemical changes and biomechanical stresses affecting articular cartilage. In the foreign literature it is often called osteoarthrosis deformans.
  • Noninflammatory degenerative joint disease occurring chiefly in older persons, characterized by degeneration of the articular cartilage, hypertrophy of bone at the margins, and changes in the synovial membrane, accompanied by pain and stiffness.
  • Osteoarthritis is the most common form of arthritis. It causes pain, swelling, and reduced motion in your joints. It can occur in any joint, but usually it affects your hands, knees, hips or spine.osteoarthritis breaks down the cartilage in your joints. Cartilage is the slippery tissue that covers the ends of bones in a joint. Healthy cartilage absorbs the shock of movement. When you lose cartilage, your bones rub together. Over time, this rubbing can permanently damage the joint. Risk factors for osteoarthritis include
    • being overweight
    • getting older
    • injuring a joint
    no single test can diagnose osteoarthritis. Most doctors use several methods, including medical history, a physical exam, x-rays, or lab tests.treatments include exercise, medicines, and sometimes surgery. nih: national institute of arthritis and musculoskeletal and skin diseases
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 715.9:
  • Arthritis, arthritic (acute) (chronic) (subacute) 716.9
    • deformans (see also Osteoarthrosis) 715.9
    • hypertrophic (see also Osteoarthrosis) 715.9
    • nodosa (see also Osteoarthrosis) 715.9
    • senile or senescent (see also Osteoarthrosis) 715.9
  • Arthrosis (deformans) (degenerative) (see also Osteoarthrosis) 715.9
    • spine (see also Spondylosis) 721.90
  • Degeneration, degenerative
    • joint disease (see also Osteoarthrosis) 715.9
  • Disease, diseased - see also Syndrome
  • Hypertrophy, hypertrophic
    • arthritis (chronic) (see also Osteoarthrosis) 715.9
      • spine (see also Spondylosis) 721.90
  • Morbus
    • senilis (see also Osteoarthrosis) 715.9
  • Osteoarthritis (see also Osteoarthrosis) 715.9
    • distal interphalangeal 715.9
    • interspinalis (see also Spondylosis) 721.90
    • spine, spinal NEC (see also Spondylosis) 721.90
  • Osteoarthropathy (see also Osteoarthrosis) 715.9
    • chronic idiopathic hypertrophic 757.39
    • idiopathic hypertrophic 757.39
    • primary hypertrophic 731.2
    • pulmonary hypertrophic 731.2
    • secondary hypertrophic 731.2
  • Osteoarthrosis (degenerative) (hypertrophic) (rheumatoid) 715.9
    • Deformans alkaptonurica 270.2
    • juvenilis (Köhler's) 732.5
    • multiple sites, not specified as generalized 715.89
    • spine (see also Spondylosis) 721.90
    • temporomandibular joint 524.69
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