Use Additional code for adverse effect, if applicable, to identify drug (T36-T50 with fifth or sixth character 5)
code(s) to identify the specified condition resulting from the complication
code to identify devices involved and details of circumstances (Y62-Y82)

Excludes2

  • any encounters with medical care for postprocedural conditions in which no complications are present, such as:
  • artificial opening status (Z93.-)
  • closure of external stoma (Z43.-)
  • fitting and adjustment of external prosthetic device (Z44.-)
  • burns and corrosions from local applications and irradiation (T20-T32)
  • complications of surgical procedures during pregnancy, childbirth and the puerperium (O00-O9A)
  • mechanical complication of respirator [ventilator] (J95.850)
  • poisoning and toxic effects of drugs and chemicals (T36-T65 with fifth or sixth character 1-4 or 6)
  • postprocedural fever (R50.82)
  • specified complications classified elsewhere, such as:
  • cerebrospinal fluid leak from spinal puncture (G97.0)
  • colostomy malfunction (K94.0-)
  • disorders of fluid and electrolyte imbalance (E86-E87)
  • functional disturbances following cardiac surgery (I97.0-I97.1)
  • intraoperative and postprocedural complications of specified body systems (D78.-, E36.-, E89.-, G97.3-, G97.4, H59.3-, H59.-, H95.2-, H95.3, I97.4-, I97.5, J95.6-, J95.7, K91.6-, L76.-, M96.-, N99.-)
  • ostomy complications (J95.0-, K94.-, N99.5-)
  • postgastric surgery syndromes (K91.1)
  • postlaminectomy syndrome NEC (M96.1)
  • postmastectomy lymphedema syndrome (I97.2)
  • postsurgical blind-loop syndrome (K91.2)
  • ventilator associated pneumonia (J95.851)
  1. T84 Complications of internal orthopedic prosthetic devices, implants and grafts

    Excludes2

    • failure and rejection of transplanted organs and tissues (T86.-)
    • fracture of bone following insertion of orthopedic implant, joint prosthesis or bone plate (M96.6)

    The appropriate 7th character is to be added to each code from category T84

    • A - initial encounter
    • D - subsequent encounter
    • S - sequela
    1. T84.0 Mechanical complication of internal joint prosthesis

      1. T84.01 Broken internal joint prosthesis

        Inclusion term(s):

        • Breakage (fracture) of prosthetic joint
        • Broken prosthetic joint implant
        • T84.010 Broken internal right hip prosthesis
        • T84.011 Broken internal left hip prosthesis
        • T84.012 Broken internal right knee prosthesis
        • T84.013 Broken internal left knee prosthesis
        • T84.018 Broken internal joint prosthesis, other site
        • T84.019 Broken internal joint prosthesis, unspecified site
      2. T84.02 Dislocation of internal joint prosthesis

        Inclusion term(s):

        • Instability of internal joint prosthesis
        • Subluxation of internal joint prosthesis
        • T84.020 Dislocation of internal right hip prosthesis
        • T84.021 Dislocation of internal left hip prosthesis
        • T84.022 Instability of internal right knee prosthesis
        • T84.023 Instability of internal left knee prosthesis
        • T84.028 Dislocation of other internal joint prosthesis
        • T84.029 Dislocation of unspecified internal joint prosthesis
      3. T84.03 Mechanical loosening of internal prosthetic joint

        Inclusion term(s):

        • Aseptic loosening of prosthetic joint
        • T84.030 Mechanical loosening of internal right hip prosthetic joint
        • T84.031 Mechanical loosening of internal left hip prosthetic joint
        • T84.032 Mechanical loosening of internal right knee prosthetic joint
        • T84.033 Mechanical loosening of internal left knee prosthetic joint
        • T84.038 Mechanical loosening of other internal prosthetic joint
        • T84.039 Mechanical loosening of unspecified internal prosthetic joint
      4. T84.05 Periprosthetic osteolysis of internal prosthetic joint

        • T84.050 Periprosthetic osteolysis of internal prosthetic right hip joint
        • T84.051 Periprosthetic osteolysis of internal prosthetic left hip joint
        • T84.052 Periprosthetic osteolysis of internal prosthetic right knee joint
        • T84.053 Periprosthetic osteolysis of internal prosthetic left knee joint
        • T84.058 Periprosthetic osteolysis of other internal prosthetic joint
        • T84.059 Periprosthetic osteolysis of unspecified internal prosthetic joint
      5. T84.06 Wear of articular bearing surface of internal prosthetic joint

        • T84.060 Wear of articular bearing surface of internal prosthetic right hip joint
        • T84.061 Wear of articular bearing surface of internal prosthetic left hip joint
        • T84.062 Wear of articular bearing surface of internal prosthetic right knee joint
        • T84.063 Wear of articular bearing surface of internal prosthetic left knee joint
        • T84.068 Wear of articular bearing surface of other internal prosthetic joint
        • T84.069 Wear of articular bearing surface of unspecified internal prosthetic joint
      6. T84.09 Other mechanical complication of internal joint prosthesis

        Inclusion term(s):

        • Prosthetic joint implant failure NOS
        • T84.090 Other mechanical complication of internal right hip prosthesis
        • T84.091 Other mechanical complication of internal left hip prosthesis
        • T84.092 Other mechanical complication of internal right knee prosthesis
        • T84.093 Other mechanical complication of internal left knee prosthesis
        • T84.098 Other mechanical complication of other internal joint prosthesis
        • T84.099 Other mechanical complication of unspecified internal joint prosthesis
    2. T84.1 Mechanical complication of internal fixation device of bones of limb

      1. T84.11 Breakdown (mechanical) of internal fixation device of bones of limb

        • T84.110 Breakdown (mechanical) of internal fixation device of right humerus
        • T84.111 Breakdown (mechanical) of internal fixation device of left humerus
        • T84.112 Breakdown (mechanical) of internal fixation device of bone of right forearm
        • T84.113 Breakdown (mechanical) of internal fixation device of bone of left forearm
        • T84.114 Breakdown (mechanical) of internal fixation device of right femur
        • T84.115 Breakdown (mechanical) of internal fixation device of left femur
        • T84.116 Breakdown (mechanical) of internal fixation device of bone of right lower leg
        • T84.117 Breakdown (mechanical) of internal fixation device of bone of left lower leg
        • T84.119 Breakdown (mechanical) of internal fixation device of unspecified bone of limb
      2. T84.12 Displacement of internal fixation device of bones of limb

        Inclusion term(s):

        • Malposition of internal fixation device of bones of limb
        • T84.120 Displacement of internal fixation device of right humerus
        • T84.121 Displacement of internal fixation device of left humerus
        • T84.122 Displacement of internal fixation device of bone of right forearm
        • T84.123 Displacement of internal fixation device of bone of left forearm
        • T84.124 Displacement of internal fixation device of right femur
        • T84.125 Displacement of internal fixation device of left femur
        • T84.126 Displacement of internal fixation device of bone of right lower leg
        • T84.127 Displacement of internal fixation device of bone of left lower leg
        • T84.129 Displacement of internal fixation device of unspecified bone of limb
      3. T84.19 Other mechanical complication of internal fixation device of bones of limb

        Inclusion term(s):

        • Obstruction (mechanical) of internal fixation device of bones of limb
        • Perforation of internal fixation device of bones of limb
        • Protrusion of internal fixation device of bones of limb
        • T84.190 Other mechanical complication of internal fixation device of right humerus
        • T84.191 Other mechanical complication of internal fixation device of left humerus
        • T84.192 Other mechanical complication of internal fixation device of bone of right forearm
        • T84.193 Other mechanical complication of internal fixation device of bone of left forearm
        • T84.194 Other mechanical complication of internal fixation device of right femur
        • T84.195 Other mechanical complication of internal fixation device of left femur
        • T84.196 Other mechanical complication of internal fixation device of bone of right lower leg
        • T84.197 Other mechanical complication of internal fixation device of bone of left lower leg
        • T84.199 Other mechanical complication of internal fixation device of unspecified bone of limb
    3. T84.2 Mechanical complication of internal fixation device of other bones

      1. T84.21 Breakdown (mechanical) of internal fixation device of other bones

        • T84.210 Breakdown (mechanical) of internal fixation device of bones of hand and fingers
        • T84.213 Breakdown (mechanical) of internal fixation device of bones of foot and toes
        • T84.216 Breakdown (mechanical) of internal fixation device of vertebrae
        • T84.218 Breakdown (mechanical) of internal fixation device of other bones
      2. T84.22 Displacement of internal fixation device of other bones

        Inclusion term(s):

        • Malposition of internal fixation device of other bones
        • T84.220 Displacement of internal fixation device of bones of hand and fingers
        • T84.223 Displacement of internal fixation device of bones of foot and toes
        • T84.226 Displacement of internal fixation device of vertebrae
        • T84.228 Displacement of internal fixation device of other bones
      3. T84.29 Other mechanical complication of internal fixation device of other bones

        Inclusion term(s):

        • Obstruction (mechanical) of internal fixation device of other bones
        • Perforation of internal fixation device of other bones
        • Protrusion of internal fixation device of other bones
        • T84.290 Other mechanical complication of internal fixation device of bones of hand and fingers
        • T84.293 Other mechanical complication of internal fixation device of bones of foot and toes
        • T84.296 Other mechanical complication of internal fixation device of vertebrae
        • T84.298 Other mechanical complication of internal fixation device of other bones
    4. T84.3 Mechanical complication of other bone devices, implants and grafts

      1. T84.31 Breakdown (mechanical) of other bone devices, implants and grafts

        • T84.310 Breakdown (mechanical) of electronic bone stimulator
        • T84.318 Breakdown (mechanical) of other bone devices, implants and grafts
      2. T84.32 Displacement of other bone devices, implants and grafts

        Inclusion term(s):

        • Malposition of other bone devices, implants and grafts
        • T84.320 Displacement of electronic bone stimulator
        • T84.328 Displacement of other bone devices, implants and grafts
      3. T84.39 Other mechanical complication of other bone devices, implants and grafts

        Inclusion term(s):

        • Obstruction (mechanical) of other bone devices, implants and grafts
        • Perforation of other bone devices, implants and grafts
        • Protrusion of other bone devices, implants and grafts
        • T84.390 Other mechanical complication of electronic bone stimulator
        • T84.398 Other mechanical complication of other bone devices, implants and grafts
    5. T84.4 Mechanical complication of other internal orthopedic devices, implants and grafts

      1. T84.41 Breakdown (mechanical) of other internal orthopedic devices, implants and grafts

        • T84.410 Breakdown (mechanical) of muscle and tendon graft
        • T84.418 Breakdown (mechanical) of other internal orthopedic devices, implants and grafts
      2. T84.42 Displacement of other internal orthopedic devices, implants and grafts

        Inclusion term(s):

        • Malposition of other internal orthopedic devices, implants and grafts
        • T84.420 Displacement of muscle and tendon graft
        • T84.428 Displacement of other internal orthopedic devices, implants and grafts
      3. T84.49 Other mechanical complication of other internal orthopedic devices, implants and grafts

        Inclusion term(s):

        • Mechanical complication of other internal orthopedic devices, implants and grafts NOS
        • Obstruction (mechanical) of other internal orthopedic devices, implants and grafts
        • Perforation of other internal orthopedic devices, implants and grafts
        • Protrusion of other internal orthopedic devices, implants and grafts
        • T84.490 Other mechanical complication of muscle and tendon graft
        • T84.498 Other mechanical complication of other internal orthopedic devices, implants and grafts
    6. T84.5 Infection and inflammatory reaction due to internal joint prosthesis

      1. T84.50 Infection and inflammatory reaction due to unspecified internal joint prosthesis

      2. T84.51 Infection and inflammatory reaction due to internal right hip prosthesis

      3. T84.52 Infection and inflammatory reaction due to internal left hip prosthesis

      4. T84.53 Infection and inflammatory reaction due to internal right knee prosthesis

      5. T84.54 Infection and inflammatory reaction due to internal left knee prosthesis

      6. T84.59 Infection and inflammatory reaction due to other internal joint prosthesis

    7. T84.6 Infection and inflammatory reaction due to internal fixation device

      1. T84.60 Infection and inflammatory reaction due to internal fixation device of unspecified site

      2. T84.61 Infection and inflammatory reaction due to internal fixation device of arm

        • T84.610 Infection and inflammatory reaction due to internal fixation device of right humerus
        • T84.611 Infection and inflammatory reaction due to internal fixation device of left humerus
        • T84.612 Infection and inflammatory reaction due to internal fixation device of right radius
        • T84.613 Infection and inflammatory reaction due to internal fixation device of left radius
        • T84.614 Infection and inflammatory reaction due to internal fixation device of right ulna
        • T84.615 Infection and inflammatory reaction due to internal fixation device of left ulna
        • T84.619 Infection and inflammatory reaction due to internal fixation device of unspecified bone of arm
      3. T84.62 Infection and inflammatory reaction due to internal fixation device of leg

        • T84.620 Infection and inflammatory reaction due to internal fixation device of right femur
        • T84.621 Infection and inflammatory reaction due to internal fixation device of left femur
        • T84.622 Infection and inflammatory reaction due to internal fixation device of right tibia
        • T84.623 Infection and inflammatory reaction due to internal fixation device of left tibia
        • T84.624 Infection and inflammatory reaction due to internal fixation device of right fibula
        • T84.625 Infection and inflammatory reaction due to internal fixation device of left fibula
        • T84.629 Infection and inflammatory reaction due to internal fixation device of unspecified bone of leg
      4. T84.63 Infection and inflammatory reaction due to internal fixation device of spine

      5. T84.69 Infection and inflammatory reaction due to internal fixation device of other site

    8. T84.7 Infection and inflammatory reaction due to other internal orthopedic prosthetic devices, implants and grafts

    9. T84.8 Other specified complications of internal orthopedic prosthetic devices, implants and grafts

      1. T84.81 Embolism due to internal orthopedic prosthetic devices, implants and grafts

      2. T84.82 Fibrosis due to internal orthopedic prosthetic devices, implants and grafts

      3. T84.83 Hemorrhage due to internal orthopedic prosthetic devices, implants and grafts

      4. T84.84 Pain due to internal orthopedic prosthetic devices, implants and grafts

      5. T84.85 Stenosis due to internal orthopedic prosthetic devices, implants and grafts

      6. T84.86 Thrombosis due to internal orthopedic prosthetic devices, implants and grafts

      7. T84.89 Other specified complication of internal orthopedic prosthetic devices, implants and grafts

    10. T84.9 Unspecified complication of internal orthopedic prosthetic device, implant and graft

Abbreviations used here:

NEC Not elsewhere classifiable
This abbreviation in the Tabular List represents “other specified”. When a specific code is not available for a condition, the Tabular List includes an NEC entry under a code to identify the code as the “other specified” code.

NOS Not otherwise specified
This abbreviation is the equivalent of unspecified.