Billable Medical Code for Pyogenic Arthritis
Diagnosis Code for Reimbursement Claim: ICD-9-CM 711.0
Code will be replaced by October 2015 and relabeled as ICD-10-CM 711.0.
This applies to arthritis or polyarthritis (due to): coliform [Escherichia coli], hemophilus influenzae [H. influenzae], pneumococcal, pseudomonas, staphylococcal, streptococcal, and pyarthrosis.
Septic Arthritis Definition and Symptoms
Septic arthritis is an infection in a joint that is extremely painful. This type of infection can severely and rapidly damage cartilage and bone. Septic arthritis is caused by a bacterial, viral, or fungal infection, most commonly staph. Symptoms include extreme discomfort in the joint, difficulty using the joint, swollen, red, and warm joint, and a fever may also be present.