Specific code icon 2014 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code M12.9

Arthropathy, unspecified

  • M12.9 is a billable ICD-10-CM code that can be used to specify a diagnosis.
  • On October 1, 2014 ICD-10-CM will replace ICD-9-CM in the United States, therefore, M12.9 and all other ICD-10-CM codes should only be used for training or planning purposes until then.
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.
Description 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 lumbosacral spine
  • Arthropathy of multiple joints
  • 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 v30.0):
  • 553 Bone diseases & arthropathies with mcc
  • 554 Bone diseases & 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: