M96.6: Fracture of bone following insertion of orthopaedic implant, joint prosthesis, or bone plate

In your case, one or more of your bones have broken during or after an operation.

You had an operation on a bone or a joint. An operation like this can involve plates or artificial joints being attached to the bone, for example. This can exert strong pressure on the bones. It can result in bones being broken. This can particularly occur if the bones are already diseased or damaged. It may also be the case that a bone only breaks after an operation of this type.

Additional indicator

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

Further information


This information is not intended for self-diagnosis and does not replace professional medical advice from a doctor. If you find an ICD code on a personal medical document, please also note the additional indicator used for diagnostic confidence.
Your doctor will assist you with any health-related questions and explain the ICD diagnosis code to you in a direct consultation if necessary.


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