M19.95: Arthrosis, unspecified Pelvic region and thigh
You have arthrosis in your pelvis.
The pelvis consists of two large pelvic bones. A joint connects these pelvic bones to the sacrum at the back of the body. The sacral spine is the bottom part of the spine. The two pelvic bones plus the sacrum form a bony pelvic ring or girdle. In front, the two pelvic bones are tightly joined to one another by ligaments and cartilage fiber. The hip joint connects the pelvis to the thighbone (femur). The hip joint is located to the outside of the pelvis.
With arthrosis, the cartilage in the joint wears away. Cartilage covers the end of the bones that are connected to one another in the joint. Its smooth surface prevents the bones from rubbing against one another. With advancing age, the cartilage can wear away. This can happen more quickly if a joint is subjected to greater loads than usual.
Arthrosis can be accompanied by typical symptoms, such as pain in the joint. It may also no longer be possible to move the joint as usual.
On medical documents, the ICD code is often appended by letters that indicate the diagnostic certainty or the affected side of the body.
- G: Confirmed diagnosis
- V: Tentative diagnosis
- Z: Condition after
- A: Excluded diagnosis
- L: Left
- R: Right
- B: Both sides
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