Billable Medical Code for Osteoarthrosis Unspecified Whether Generalized or Localized
Diagnosis Code for Reimbursement Claim: ICD-9-CM 715.9
Code will be replaced by October 2015 and relabeled as ICD-10-CM 715.9.
Degenerative Osteoarthritis Definition and Symptoms
Degenerative osteoarthritis is when the protective cartilage on the ends of the bones wears down and causes bone on bone interactions, which are extremely painful. This is the most common form of arthritis and affects millions of people. Common symptoms include pain in the joint, loss of flexibility, bone spurs, a grating sensation, tenderness, and stiffness in the affected joint(s).