Non-specific code 2015 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 996.4
Mechanical complication of internal orthopedic device implant and graft
  • 2015
  • Non-Billable Code

  • There are 9 ICD-9-CM codes below 996.4 that define this diagnosis in greater detail. Do not use this code on a reimbursement claim.
996.4 Excludes
  • complications of external orthopedic device, such as:
Applies To
  • Mechanical complications involving:
    • external (fixation) device utilizing internal screw(s), pin(s) or other methods of fixation
    • grafts of bone, cartilage, muscle, or tendon
    • internal (fixation) device such as nail, plate, rod, etc.
Use Additional
  • Use additional code to identify prosthetic joint with mechanical complication (V43.60-V43.69)
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