Non-specific code 2014 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 718.5
Ankylosis of joint
  • Non-Billable Code
  • There are 10 ICD-9-CM codes below 718.5 that define this diagnosis in greater detail. Do not use this code on a reimbursement claim.
Clinical Information
  • Fixation and immobility of a joint.
718.5 Excludes
  • spine (724.9)
  • stiffness of joint without mention of ankylosis (719.5)
Applies To
  • Ankylosis of joint (fibrous) (osseous)
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 718.5:
  • Adhesion(s), adhesive (postinfectional) (postoperative)
    • joint (see also Ankylosis) 718.5
  • Arthrofibrosis, joint (see also Ankylosis) 718.5
  • Fibrosis, fibrotic
    • periarticular (see also Ankylosis) 718.5
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