Specific code icon 2017 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code M12.9

Arthropathy, unspecified

    2016 2017 Billable/Specific Code

  • M12.9 is a billable/specific ICD-10-CM code that can be used to indicate a diagnosis for reimbursement purposes.
  • This is the American ICD-10-CM version of M12.9. Other international versions of ICD-10 M12.9 may differ.
  • Reimbursement claims with a date of service on or after October 1, 2015 require the use of ICD-10-CM codes.

Clinical Information
  • A joint is where two or more bones come together, like the knee, hip, elbow or shoulder. Joints can be damaged by many types of injuries or diseases. arthritis or simply years of use may cause a joint to wear away. This can cause pain, stiffness and swelling. Over time, a swollen joint can become severely damaged. Treatment of joint problems depends on the cause. If you have a sports injury, treatment often begins with the rice (rest, ice, compression and elevation) method to relieve pain, reduce swelling and speed healing. Other possible treatments include pain relievers, keeping the injured area from moving, rehabilitation, and sometimes surgery. For arthritis, injuries, or other diseases, you may need joint replacement surgery to remove the damaged joint and put in a new one. nih: national institute of arthritis and musculoskeletal and skin diseases
  • Any disorder of the joints.
  • Condition in which there is a deviation from or interruption of the normal structure or function of the joints.
Approximate Synonyms
  • Arthritis of acromioclavicular joint
  • Arthropathy
  • Arthropathy (joint disease) of facet joint
  • Arthropathy multiple sites
  • Arthropathy of elbow
  • Arthropathy of facet joint
  • Arthropathy of hand
  • Arthropathy of hip
  • Arthropathy of joint of hand
  • Arthropathy of knee
  • Arthropathy of knee joint
  • Arthropathy of left ankle
  • Arthropathy of left elbow
  • Arthropathy of left hand
  • Arthropathy of left hip
  • Arthropathy of left knee
  • Arthropathy of left sacroiliac joint
  • Arthropathy of left shoulder
  • Arthropathy of left wrist
  • Arthropathy of lumbosacral spine
  • Arthropathy of multiple joints
  • Arthropathy of right ankle
  • Arthropathy of right elbow
  • Arthropathy of right hand
  • Arthropathy of right hip
  • Arthropathy of right knee
  • Arthropathy of right sacroiliac joint
  • Arthropathy of right shoulder
  • Arthropathy of right wrist
  • Arthropathy of shoulder
  • Arthropathy of spinal facet joint
  • Arthropathy of thoracic facet
  • Arthropathy of thoracic facet joint
  • Arthropathy of wrist
  • Derangement of pelvis or thigh
  • Disorder of hand joint
  • Disorder of hip joint
  • Disorder of joint of lumbosacral vertebra
  • Disorder of joint of shoulder region
  • Disorder of wrist joint
  • Joint symptom
  • Lumbosacral arthropathy
  • Seronegative arthritis
  • Thoracic facet arthropathy
  • Unspecified arthropathy
ICD-10-CM M12.9 is grouped within Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG v34.0):
  • 553 Bone diseases and arthropathies with mcc
  • 554 Bone diseases and arthropathies without mcc

Convert ICD-10-CM M12.9 to ICD-9-CM

The following ICD-10-CM Index entries contain back-references to ICD-10-CM M12.9: