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ICD-10-CM Code M96.0
Pseudarthrosis after fusion or arthrodesis

Billable Code
Billable codes are sufficient justification for admission to an acute care hospital when used a principal diagnosis.
| ICD-10 from 2011 - 2016

M96.0 is a billable ICD code used to specify a diagnosis of pseudarthrosis after fusion or arthrodesis. A 'billable code' is detailed enough to be used to specify a medical diagnosis.

The ICD code M960 is used to code Pseudarthrosis

Pseudarthrosis (commonly referred to as a nonunion or false joint) is a bone fracture that has no chance of mending without intervention. In pseudarthrosis the body perceives bone fragments as separate bones and does not attempt to unite them. Often this is the result of inadequate healing after the fracture, though it can also be the result of a developmental failure. In the U.S., FDA guidelines allow a period of 9 months for fracture union, after which intervention is considered to facilitate union

Specialty: Rheumatology

Hypertrophic nonunion of the tibia

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MS-DRG Mapping

  • DRG Group #559-561 - Aftercare, musculoskeletal system and connective tissue with MCC.
  • DRG Group #559-561 - Aftercare, musculoskeletal system and connective tissue with CC.
  • DRG Group #559-561 - Aftercare, musculoskeletal system and connective tissue without CC or MCC.

ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index References for 'M96.0 - Pseudarthrosis after fusion or arthrodesis'

The ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index links the below-listed medical terms to the ICD code M96.0. Click on any term below to browse the alphabetical index.


Other mechanical complication of other internal orthopedic device, implant, and graft (approximate match)
Arthrodesis status (approximate match)

This is the official approximate match mapping between ICD9 and ICD10, as provided by the General Equivalency mapping crosswalk. This means that while there is no exact mapping between this ICD10 code M96.0 and a single ICD9 code, V45.4 is an approximate match for comparison and conversion purposes.

Parent Code: M96 - Intraoperative and postprocedural complications and disorders of musculoskeletal system, not elsewhere classified

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