Avascular Necrosis ICD 9 Code

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7281

Billable Medical Code for Aseptic Necrosis of Head and Neck of Femur

Diagnosis Code for Reimbursement Claim: ICD-9-CM 733.42

Code will be replaced by October 2015 and relabeled as ICD-10-CM 733.42.

The Short Description Is: Aseptic necrosis femur.

Known As

Avascular necrosis is also known as aseptic necrosis of capital femoral epiphysis, aseptic necrosis of femur head, aseptic necrosis of hip, aseptic necrosis of L femur head, aseptic necrosis of left femur head, aseptic necrosis of left hip, aseptic necrosis of R femur head, aseptic necrosis of right femur head, aseptic necrosis of right hip, avascular necrosis of bone of hip, avascular necrosis of hip, avascular necrosis of the capital femoral epiphysis, drug induced aseptic necrosis of femur, drug induced aseptic necrosis of L femur, drug induced aseptic necrosis of left femur, drug induced aseptic necrosis of R femur, drug induced aseptic necrosis of right femur, idiopathic aseptic necrosis of femur, idiopathic aseptic necrosis of left femur, idiopathic aseptic necrosis of right femur, osteonecrosis of femur due to drugs, osteonecrosis of femur due to trauma, osteonecrosis of left femur due to drugs, osteonecrosis of left femur due to previous trauma,
osteonecrosis of right femur due to drugs, osteonecrosis of right femur due to previous trauma, trauma induced aseptic necrosis of femur, trauma induced aseptic necrosis of L femur, trauma induced aseptic necrosis of left femur, trauma induced aseptic necrosis of R femur, and trauma induced aseptic necrosis of right femur.

Avascular Necrosis Definition and Symptoms

Avascular necrosis is bone tissue dying as a result of lack of blood supply. This can cause tiny breaks in the bone and eventually the bone will collapse. The flow of blood becomes interrupted if the bone is fractured or if the joint becomes dislocated. Early stages usually have no symptoms and later stages the joint may be painful when bearing weight. The pain associated can range from mild to very severe.