M96.88: Other postprocedural musculoskeletal disorders

Problems have arisen with your muscles, tendons or bones after a treatment.

Tendons are made up of very firm connective tissue. Tendons attach muscles to bones.

For example, you may have had an artificial hip joint removed. An artificial hip joint sometimes needs to be removed if it is badly inflamed.

When an artificial hip joint is removed, the person is then unable to walk properly. It may also be painful. Sometimes there may also be other problems.

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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