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    Default Infection Knee S/p Knee Replacement

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    What is the correct way to ICD code for Infection knee S/p knee replacement?

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    Apr 2007
    Columbus GA

    Smile post-surg infection knee replacement

    996.66 for the infection of joint prosthesis and then V43.65 to specify the knee

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    Apr 2007
    Bangor, Maine


    Is the infection on the skin or is it in the joint prothesis itself? If it's the skin and you don't have a culture to go by for the organism type, I would use:


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    Apr 2007


    I agree with those codes for that situation....

    but what if the patient had a Total Knee, ended up with a Septic Knee and had the Prost. removed. The patient is now presenting for Antibiotic Therapy at the Infusion Center. I have been using the 711.06 for my diagosis

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    Default aftercare to infection knee s/p knee replacement

    How would you code an aftercare following a knee replacement that got sepsis?

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    Default aftercare to infection knee s/p knee replacement

    Ok I found code 996.6 but I am trying to code the aftercare. Patient had a total knee replacement that became septic which resulted in another knee replacement with a new prosthesis. Patient is now coming back to home health care. Is there anyway to show a history of that? Help please! Thanks

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    Default Aftercare

    The aftercare code for knee replacement is V54.81 along with V43.65. You can probably find the code you need for the complications of the surgury or prosthesis, which ever it is, under the subterm: complications.

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    Default Thank you

    Thanks for responding I appreciate your help. We code Aftercare and found a code to show patient had complications with previous knee replacement. Thanks again for your help

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