Specific code 2015 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 720.2
Sacroiliitis, not elsewhere classified
  • 2015
  • Billable Code
  • ICD-9-CM 720.2 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 720.2 is a billable medical code that can be used to specify a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim.
Disease Synonyms
  • Bilat sacroiliitis
  • Bilateral sacroiliitis
  • Left sacroiliitis
  • Right sacroiliitis
  • Sacroiliac joint inflamed
  • Sacroiliitis
  • Solitary sacroiliitis
Clinical Information
  • What: symmetrical radiological inflammation of the sacroiliac joints. Why: symmetrical sacroiliitis is a characteristic finding of ankylosing spondylitis, whereas it is less common in reiter's disease, psoriatic spondylitis, and enteropathic arthritis. In these diseases asymmetric sacroiliitis is not uncommon. How: sacroiliitis is diagnosed by radiological findings of the sacroiliac joints. These findings include loss of the normal subchondral plate, indistinctness of the subchondral plate, narrowing or apparent widening of the sacroiliac joint space, subchondral sclerosis on both the iliac and sacral side of the sacroiliac joint, subchondral erosions of the sacroiliac joint and fusion of the sacroiliac joint
Applies To
  • Inflammation of sacroiliac joint NOS
Convert to ICD-10-CM: 720.2 converts directly to:
  • 2015 ICD-10-CM M46.1 Sacroiliitis, not elsewhere classified
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 720.2:
  • Inflammation, inflamed, inflammatory (with exudation)
    • joint NEC (see also Arthritis) 716.9
      • sacroiliac 720.2
  • Sacroiliitis NEC 720.2
  • Spondylitis 720.9
    • sacroiliac NEC 720.2
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