Infection of muscle or myocutaneous flap

Created Feb 2020


What postprocedural complication code is to be assigned for ‘infection of muscle or myocutaneous flap’?


Significant revisions for postprocedural complications occurred with the introduction of ICD-10-AM/ACHI/ACS Eleventh Edition.  Therefore, as per the ICD-10-AM Alphabetic Index code T84.7 Infection and inflammatory reaction due to other internal orthopaedic prosthetic devices, implants and grafts is to be assigned for infection of muscle or myocutaneous flap.

- graft (bypass) (patch) (see also Complication(s)/by site and type)
- - muscle
- - - infection T84.7

The term ‘internal orthopaedic’ appearing in the code title does not preclude clinical coders from assigning the code T84.7. It should be understood that within the classification there are defaults and therefore some of the terms appearing in code titles will not appear as subterms in the index.

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