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. T87 Complications peculiar to reattachment and amputation

    1. T87.0 Complications of reattached (part of) upper extremity

      1. T87.0X Complications of reattached (part of) upper extremity

        • T87.0X1 Complications of reattached (part of) right upper extremity
        • T87.0X2 Complications of reattached (part of) left upper extremity
        • T87.0X9 Complications of reattached (part of) unspecified upper extremity
    2. T87.1 Complications of reattached (part of) lower extremity

      1. T87.1X Complications of reattached (part of) lower extremity

        • T87.1X1 Complications of reattached (part of) right lower extremity
        • T87.1X2 Complications of reattached (part of) left lower extremity
        • T87.1X9 Complications of reattached (part of) unspecified lower extremity
    3. T87.2 Complications of other reattached body part

    4. T87.3 Neuroma of amputation stump

      1. T87.30 Neuroma of amputation stump, unspecified extremity

      2. T87.31 Neuroma of amputation stump, right upper extremity

      3. T87.32 Neuroma of amputation stump, left upper extremity

      4. T87.33 Neuroma of amputation stump, right lower extremity

      5. T87.34 Neuroma of amputation stump, left lower extremity

    5. T87.4 Infection of amputation stump

      1. T87.40 Infection of amputation stump, unspecified extremity

      2. T87.41 Infection of amputation stump, right upper extremity

      3. T87.42 Infection of amputation stump, left upper extremity

      4. T87.43 Infection of amputation stump, right lower extremity

      5. T87.44 Infection of amputation stump, left lower extremity

    6. T87.5 Necrosis of amputation stump

      1. T87.50 Necrosis of amputation stump, unspecified extremity

      2. T87.51 Necrosis of amputation stump, right upper extremity

      3. T87.52 Necrosis of amputation stump, left upper extremity

      4. T87.53 Necrosis of amputation stump, right lower extremity

      5. T87.54 Necrosis of amputation stump, left lower extremity

    7. T87.8 Other complications of amputation stump

      1. T87.81 Dehiscence of amputation stump

      2. T87.89 Other complications of amputation stump

        Inclusion term(s):

        • Amputation stump contracture
        • Amputation stump contracture of next proximal joint
        • Amputation stump flexion
        • Amputation stump edema
        • Amputation stump hematoma
    8. T87.9 Unspecified complications of amputation stump

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.