Painful Hardware T84.84XA

Painful Hardware ICD-10

A- initial encounter

D- subsequent encounter

S- sequela

Painful Hardware ICD-9

  • 996.67 Complication due to internal orthopedic device
  • 996.4 (mechanical complication of internal orthopedic device, implant, and graft.
  • 996.78(other complications of internal orthopedic device / implant),
  • 996.77(other complication of internal implant/device due to internal joint prosthesis)

Hardware Removal CPT Codes

  • CPT: 20670(removal of implant; superficial (buried wire, pin, rod):
  • CPT: 20680(removal of implant;deep (buried wire, pin, screw, metal plate or rod)
  • CPT: 20694(removal under anesthesia of external fixator)
  • Through separate incision

Antibiotic Beads

  • 11981 Insertion, non-biodegradable drug delivery implant
  • 11982 Removal, non biodegradable drug delivery implant
  • 11983 Removal with reinsertion, non-biodegradable drug delivery implant

Review References

  • Busam ML, JAAOS 2006;14:113
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