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2014 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code M17.9
Osteoarthritis of knee, unspecified
M17.9 is a billable ICD-10-CM code that can be used to specify a diagnosis.
On October 1, 2015 ICD-10-CM will replace ICD-9-CM in the United States, therefore, M17.9 and all other ICD-10-CM codes should only be used for training or planning purposes until then.
Noninflammatory degenerative disease of the knee joint consisting of three large categories: conditions that block normal synchronous movement, conditions that produce abnormal pathways of motion, and conditions that cause stress concentration resulting in changes to articular cartilage. (Crenshaw, Campbell's Operative Orthopaedics, 8th ed, p2019)
Arthritis of left knee
Arthritis of right knee
Between 1999-2007 there were 226 deaths in the United States where ICD-10 M17.9 was indicated as the underlying cause of death [source: cdc.gov]
ICD-10 M17.9 as underlying cause of death data broken down by: gender, age, race, year
ICD-10-CM M17.9 is grouped within Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG v30.0):