Sedentary Work Exerting up to 10 pounds (4.5 kg) of force occasionally and/or a negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull, or otherwise move objects, including the human body. Sedentary work involves sitting most of the time, but may involve walking or standing for brief periods of time. Jobs are sedentary if walking and standing are required only occasionally and other sedentary criteria are met.

Light Work Exerting up to 20 pounds (9.1 kg) of force occasionally and/or up to 10 pounds (4.5 kg) of force frequently, and/or negligible amount of force constantly to move objects. Physical demand requirements are in excess of those for Sedentary Work. Light Work usually requires walking or standing to a significant degree. However, if the use of the arm and/or leg controls requires exertion of forces greater than that for Sedentary Work and the worker sits most the time, the job is rated Light Work.

Medium Work Exerting up to 50 (22.7 kg) pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 25 pounds (11.3 kg) of force frequently, and/or up to 10 pounds (4.5 kg) of forces constantly to move objects.

Heavy Work Exerting up to 100 pounds (45.4 kg) of force occasionally, and/or up to 50 pounds (22.7 kg) of force frequently, and/or in excess of 20 pounds (9.1 kg) of force constantly to move objects.

Very Heavy Work Exerting in excess of 100 pounds (45.4 kg) of force occasionally, and/or in excess of 50 pounds (22.7 kg) of force frequently, and/or in excess of 20 pounds (9.1 kg) of force constantly to move objects.

Job Classification

In most duration tables, five job classifications are displayed. These job classifications are based on the amount of physical effort required to perform the work. The classifications correspond to the Strength Factor classifications described in the United States Department of Labor's Dictionary of Occupational Titles. The following definitions are quoted directly from that publication.

Sedentary Work Exerting up to 10 pounds (4.5 kg) of force occasionally and/or a negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull, or otherwise move objects, including the human body. Sedentary work involves sitting most of the time, but may involve walking or standing for brief periods of time. Jobs are sedentary if walking and standing are required only occasionally and other sedentary criteria are met.

Light Work Exerting up to 20 pounds (9.1 kg) of force occasionally and/or up to 10 pounds (4.5 kg) of force frequently, and/or negligible amount of force constantly to move objects. Physical demand requirements are in excess of those for Sedentary Work. Light Work usually requires walking or standing to a significant degree. However, if the use of the arm and/or leg controls requires exertion of forces greater than that for Sedentary Work and the worker sits most the time, the job is rated Light Work.

Medium Work Exerting up to 50 (22.7 kg) pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 25 pounds (11.3 kg) of force frequently, and/or up to 10 pounds (4.5 kg) of forces constantly to move objects.

Heavy Work Exerting up to 100 pounds (45.4 kg) of force occasionally, and/or up to 50 pounds (22.7 kg) of force frequently, and/or in excess of 20 pounds (9.1 kg) of force constantly to move objects.

Very Heavy Work Exerting in excess of 100 pounds (45.4 kg) of force occasionally, and/or in excess of 50 pounds (22.7 kg) of force frequently, and/or in excess of 20 pounds (9.1 kg) of force constantly to move objects.

Arthropathy


Related Terms

  • Joint Disease
  • Neuropathic Arthropathy
  • Osteoarthropathy

Differential Diagnosis

Specialists

  • Hand Surgeon
  • Internal Medicine Physician
  • Occupational Therapist
  • Orthopedic (Orthopaedic) Surgeon
  • Physiatrist (Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Specialist)
  • Physical Therapist

Comorbid Conditions

Factors Influencing Duration

Duration depends on cause and underlying diagnosis. Length of disability depends on the specific diagnosis of the condition causing symptoms and the individual's job requirements. Depending on the reasons for the condition, some individuals may not be able to return to work as quickly as others; disability depends on the type of duties involved and response to treatment.

Medical Codes

ICD-9-CM:
274.00 - Gouty arthropathy, unspecified
274.01 - Acute gouty arthropathy
274.02 - Chronic gouty arthropathy without mention of tophus (tophi)
711.00 - Arthropathy Associated with Infections, Pyogenic Arthritis; Arthritis or Polyarthritis (Due to): Coliform [Escherichia coli], Hemophilus Influenza [H. Influenza], Pneumococcal Pseudomonas, Staphylococcal; Streptococcal; Pyarthrosis, Site Unspecified
711.01 - Arthropathy Associated with Infections, Pyogenic Arthritis; Arthritis or Polyarthritis (Due to): Coliform [Escherichia coli], Hemophilus Influenza [H. Influenza], Pneumococcal Pseudomonas, Staphylococcal; Streptococcal; Pyarthrosis, Shoulder Region; Acromioclavicular Joint(s); Glenohumeral Joint(s); Sternoclavicular Joint(s); Clavicle; Scapula
711.02 - Arthropathy Associated with Infections, Pyogenic Arthritis; Arthritis or Polyarthritis (Due to): Coliform [Escherichia coli], Hemophilus Influenza [H. Influenza], Pneumococcal Pseudomonas, Staphylococcal; Streptococcal; Pyarthrosis, Upper Arm; Elbow Joint; Humerus
711.03 - Arthropathy Associated with Infections, Pyogenic Arthritis; Arthritis or Polyarthritis (Due to): Coliform [Escherichia coli], Hemophilus Influenza [H. Influenza], Pneumococcal Pseudomonas, Staphylococcal; Streptococcal; Pyarthrosis, Forearm; Radius; Ulna; Wrist Joint
711.04 - Arthropathy Associated with Infections, Pyogenic Arthritis; Arthritis or Polyarthritis (Due to): Coliform [Escherichia coli], Hemophilus Influenza [H. Influenza], Pneumococcal Pseudomonas, Staphylococcal; Streptococcal; Pyarthrosis, Hand; Carpus; Metacarpus; Phalanges [Fingers]
711.05 - Arthropathy Associated with Infections, Pyogenic Arthritis; Arthritis or Polyarthritis (Due To): Coliform [Escherichia coli], Hemophilus Influenza [H. Influenza], Pneumococcal Pseudomonas, Staphylococcal; Streptococcal; Pyarthrosis, Pelvic Region and Thigh; Buttock, Femur, Hip (Joint)
711.06 - Arthropathy Associated with Infections, Pyogenic Arthritis; Arthritis or Polyarthritis (Due to): Coliform [Escherichia coli], Hemophilus Influenza [H. Influenza], Pneumococcal Pseudomonas, Staphylococcal; Streptococcal; Pyarthrosis, Lower Leg; Fibula; Knee Joint; Patella; Tibia
711.07 - Arthropathy Associated with Infections, Pyogenic Arthritis; Arthritis or Polyarthritis (Due to): Coliform [Escherichia coli], Hemophilus Influenza [H. Influenza], Pneumococcal Pseudomonas, Staphylococcal; Streptococcal; Pyarthrosis, Ankle and Foot; Ankle Joint; Digits [Toes]; Metatarsus; Phalanges, Foot; Tarsus; Other Joints in Foot
711.08 - Arthropathy Associated with Infections, Pyogenic Arthritis; Arthritis or Polyarthritis (Due to): Coliform [Escherichia coli], Hemophilus Influenza [H. Influenza], Pneumococcal Pseudomonas, Staphylococcal; Streptococcal; Pyarthrosis, Other Specific Sites; Head; Neck; Ribs; Skull; Trunk; Vertebral Column
711.09 - Arthropathy Associated with Infections, Pyogenic Arthritis; Arthritis or Polyarthritis (Due to): Coliform [Escherichia coli], Hemophilus Influenza [H. Influenza], Pneumococcal Pseudomonas, Staphylococcal; Streptococcal; Pyarthrosis, Multiple Sites
711.10 - Arthropathy Associated with Infections, Arthropathy Associated with Reiters Disease and Nonspecific Urethritis, Site Unspecified
711.11 - Arthropathy Associated with Infections, Arthropathy Associated with Reiters Disease and Nonspecific Urethritis, Shoulder Region; Acromioclavicular Joint(s); Glenohumeral Joint(s); Sternoclavicular Joint(s); Clavicle; Scapula
711.12 - Arthropathy Associated with Infections, Arthropathy Associated with Reiters Disease and Nonspecific Urethritis, Upper Arm; Elbow Joint; Humerus
711.13 - Arthropathy Associated with Infections, Arthropathy Associated with Reiters Disease and Nonspecific Urethritis, Forearm; Radius; Ulna; Wrist Joint
711.14 - Arthropathy Associated with Infections, Arthropathy Associated with Reiters Disease and Nonspecific Urethritis, Hand; Carpus; Metacarpus; Phalanges [Fingers]
711.15 - Arthropathy Associated with Infections, Arthropathy Associated with Reiters Disease and Nonspecific Urethritis, Pelvic Region and Thigh; Buttock, Femur, Hip (Joint)
711.16 - Arthropathy Associated with Infections, Arthropathy Associated with Reiters Disease and Nonspecific Urethritis, Lower Leg; Fibula; Knee Joint; Patella; Tibia
711.17 - Arthropathy Associated with Infections, Arthropathy Associated with Reiters Disease and Nonspecific Urethritis, Ankle and Foot; Ankle Joint; Digits [Toes]; Metatarsus; Phalanges, Foot; Tarsus; Other Joints in Foot
711.18 - Arthropathy Associated with Infections, Arthropathy Associated with Reiters Disease and Nonspecific Urethritis, Other Specific Sites; Head; Neck; Ribs; Skull; Trunk; Vertebral Column
711.19 - Arthropathy Associated with Infections, Arthropathy Associated with Reiters Disease and Nonspecific Urethritis, Multiple Sites
711.20 - Arthropathy Associated with Infections, Arthropathy in Behcets Syndrome, Site Unspecified
711.21 - Arthropathy Associated with Infections, Arthropathy in Behcets Syndrome, Shoulder Region; Acromioclavicular Joint(s); Glenohumeral Joint(s); Sternoclavicular Joint(s); Clavicle; Scapula
711.22 - Arthropathy Associated with Infections, Arthropathy in Behcets Syndrome, Upper Arm; Elbow Joint; Humerus
711.23 - Arthropathy Associated with Infections, Arthropathy in Behcets Syndrome, Forearm; Radius; Ulna; Wrist Joint
711.24 - Arthropathy Associated with Infections, Arthropathy in Behcets Syndrome, Hand; Carpus; Metacarpus; Phalanges [Fingers]
711.25 - Arthropathy Associated with Infections, Arthropathy in Behcets Syndrome, Pelvic Region and Thigh; Buttock, Femur, Hip (Joint)
711.26 - Arthropathy Associated with Infections, Arthropathy in Behcets Syndrome, Lower Leg; Fibula; Knee Joint; Patella; Tibia
711.27 - Arthropathy Associated with Infections, Arthropathy in Behcets Syndrome, Ankle and Foot; Ankle Joint; Digits [Toes]; Metatarsus; Phalanges, Foot; Tarsus; Other Joints in Foot
711.28 - Arthropathy Associated with Infections, Arthropathy in Behcets Syndrome, Other Specific Sites; Head; Neck; Ribs; Skull; Trunk; Vertebral Column
711.29 - Arthropathy Associated with Infections, Arthropathy in Behcets Syndrome, Multiple Sites
711.30 - Arthropathy Associated with Infections, Postdysenteric Arthropathy, Site Unspecified
711.31 - Arthropathy Associated with Infections, Postdysenteric Arthropathy, Shoulder Region; Acromioclavicular Joint(s); Glenohumeral Joint(s); Sternoclavicular Joint(s); Clavicle; Scapula
711.32 - Arthropathy Associated with Infections, Postdysenteric Arthropathy, Upper Arm; Elbow Joint; Humerus
711.33 - Arthropathy Associated with Infections, Postdysenteric Arthropathy, Forearm; Radius; Ulna; Wrist Joint
711.34 - Arthropathy Associated with Infections, Postdysenteric Arthropathy, Hand; Carpus; Metacarpus; Phalanges [Fingers]
711.35 - Arthropathy Associated with Infections, Postdysenteric Arthropathy, Pelvic Region and Thigh; Buttock, Femur, Hip (Joint)
711.36 - Arthropathy Associated with Infections, Postdysenteric Arthropathy, Lower Leg; Fibula; Knee Joint; Patella; Tibia
711.37 - Arthropathy Associated with Infections, Postdysenteric Arthropathy, Ankle and Foot; Ankle Joint; Digits [Toes]; Metatarsus; Phalanges, Foot; Tarsus; Other Joints in Foot
711.38 - Arthropathy Associated with Infections, Postdysenteric Arthropathy, Other Specific Sites; Head; Neck; Ribs; Skull; Trunk; Vertebral Column
711.39 - Arthropathy Associated with Infections, Postdysenteric Arthropathy, Multiple Sites
711.40 - Arthropathy Associated with Infections, Arthropathy Associated with Other Bacterial Diseases, Site Unspecified
711.41 - Arthropathy Associated with Infections, Arthropathy Associated with Other Bacterial Diseases, Shoulder Region; Acromioclavicular Joint(s); Glenohumeral Joint(s); Sternoclavicular Joint(s); Clavicle; Scapula
711.42 - Arthropathy Associated with Infections, Arthropathy Associated with Other Bacterial Diseases, Upper Arm; Elbow Joint; Humerus
711.43 - Arthropathy Associated with Infections, Arthropathy Associated with Other Bacterial Diseases, Forearm; Radius; Ulna; Wrist Joint
711.44 - Arthropathy Associated with Infections, Arthropathy Associated with Other Bacterial Diseases, Hand; Carpus; Metacarpus; Phalanges [Fingers]
711.45 - Arthropathy Associated with Infections, Arthropathy Associated with Other Bacterial Diseases, Pelvic Region and Thigh; Buttock, Femur, Hip (Joint)
711.46 - Arthropathy Associated with Infections, Arthropathy Associated with Other Bacterial Diseases, Lower Leg; Fibula; Knee Joint; Patella; Tibia
711.47 - Arthropathy Associated with Infections, Arthropathy Associated with Other Bacterial Diseases, Ankle and Foot; Ankle Joint; Digits [Toes]; Metatarsus; Phalanges, Foot; Tarsus; Other Joints in Foot
711.48 - Arthropathy Associated with Infections, Arthropathy Associated with Other Bacterial Diseases, Other Specific Sites; Head; Neck; Ribs; Skull; Trunk; Vertebral Column
711.49 - Arthropathy Associated with Infections, Arthropathy Associated with Other Bacterial Diseases, Multiple Sites
711.50 - Arthropathy Associated with Other Viral Diseases, Site Unspecified
711.51 - Arthropathy Associated with Other Viral Diseases, Shoulder Region; Acromioclavicular Joint(s); Glenohumeral Joint(s); Sternoclavicular Joint(s); Clavicle; Scapula
711.52 - Arthropathy Associated with Other Viral Diseases, Upper Arm; Elbow Joint; Humerus
711.53 - Arthropathy Associated with Other Viral Diseases, Forearm; Radius; Ulna; Wrist Joint
711.54 - Arthropathy Associated with Other Viral Diseases, Hand; Carpus; Metacarpus; Phalanges [Fingers]
711.55 - Arthropathy Associated with Other Viral Diseases, Pelvic Region and Thigh; Buttock, Femur, Hip (Joint)
711.56 - Arthropathy Associated with Other Viral Diseases, Lower Leg; Fibula; Knee Joint; Patella; Tibia
711.57 - Arthropathy Associated with Other Viral Diseases, Ankle and Foot; Ankle Joint; Digits [Toes]; Metatarsus; Phalanges, Foot; Tarsus; Other Joints in Foot
711.58 - Arthropathy Associated with Other Viral Diseases, Other Specific Sites; Head; Neck; Ribs; Skull; Trunk; Vertebral Column
711.59 - Arthropathy Associated with Other Viral Diseases, Multiple Sites
711.60 - Arthropathy Associated with Mycoses, Site Unspecified
711.61 - Arthropathy Associated with Mycoses, Shoulder Region; Acromioclavicular Joint(s); Glenohumeral Joint(s); Sternoclavicular Joint(s); Clavicle; Scapula
711.62 - Arthropathy Associated with Mycoses, Upper Arm; Elbow Joint; Humerus
711.63 - Arthropathy Associated with Mycoses, Forearm; Radius; Ulna; Wrist Joint
711.64 - Arthropathy Associated with Mycoses, Hand; Carpus; Metacarpus; Phalanges [Fingers]
711.65 - Arthropathy Associated with Mycoses, Pelvic Region and Thigh; Buttock, Femur, Hip (Joint)
711.66 - Arthropathy Associated with Mycoses, Lower Leg; Fibula; Knee Joint; Patella; Tibia
711.67 - Arthropathy Associated with Mycoses, Ankle and Foot; Ankle Joint; Digits [Toes]; Metatarsus; Phalanges, Foot; Tarsus; Other Joints in Foot
711.68 - Arthropathy Associated with Mycoses, Other Specific Sites; Head; Neck; Ribs; Skull; Trunk; Vertebral Column
711.69 - Arthropathy Associated with Mycoses, Multiple Sites
711.70 - Arthropathy Associated with Helminthiasis, Site Unspecified
711.71 - Arthropathy Associated with Helminthiasis, Shoulder Region; Acromioclavicular Joint(s); Glenohumeral Joint(s); Sternoclavicular Joint(s); Clavicle; Scapula
711.72 - Arthropathy Associated with Helminthiasis, Upper Arm; Elbow Joint; Humerus
711.73 - Arthropathy Associated with Helminthiasis, Forearm; Radius; Ulna; Wrist Joint
711.74 - Arthropathy Associated with Helminthiasis, Hand; Carpus; Metacarpus; Phalanges [Fingers]
711.75 - Arthropathy Associated with Helminthiasis, Pelvic Region and Thigh; Buttock, Femur, Hip (Joint)
711.76 - Arthropathy Associated with Helminthiasis, Lower Leg; Fibula; Knee Joint; Patella; Tibia
711.77 - Arthropathy Associated with Helminthiasis, Ankle and Foot; Ankle Joint; Digits [Toes]; Metatarsus; Phalanges, Foot; Tarsus; Other Joints in Foot
711.78 - Arthropathy Associated with Helminthiasis, Other Specific Sites; Head; Neck; Ribs; Skull; Trunk; Vertebral Column
711.79 - Arthropathy Associated with Helminthiasis, Multiple Sites
711.80 - Arthropathy Associated with Other Infectious and Parasitic Diseases, Site Unspecified
711.81 - Arthropathy Associated with Other Infectious and Parasitic Diseases, Shoulder Region; Acromioclavicular Joint(s); Glenohumeral Joint(s); Sternoclavicular Joint(s); Clavicle; Scapula
711.82 - Arthropathy Associated with Other Infectious and Parasitic Diseases, Upper Arm; Elbow Joint; Humerus
711.83 - Arthropathy Associated with Other Infectious and Parasitic Diseases, Forearm; Radius; Ulna; Wrist Joint
711.84 - Arthropathy Associated with Other Infectious and Parasitic Diseases, Hand; Carpus; Metacarpus; Phalanges [Fingers]
711.85 - Arthropathy Associated with Other Infectious and Parasitic Diseases, Pelvic Region and Thigh; Buttock, Femur, Hip (Joint)
711.86 - Arthropathy Associated with Other Infectious and Parasitic Diseases, Lower Leg; Fibula; Knee Joint; Patella; Tibia
711.87 - Arthropathy Associated with Other Infectious and Parasitic Diseases, Ankle and Foot; Ankle Joint; Digits [Toes]; Metatarsus; Phalanges, Foot; Tarsus; Other Joints in Foot
711.88 - Arthropathy Associated with Other Infectious and Parasitic Diseases, Other Specific Sites; Head; Neck; Ribs; Skull; Trunk; Vertebral Column
711.89 - Arthropathy Associated with Other Infectious and Parasitic Diseases, Multiple Sites
711.90 - Arthropathy Associated with Infections, Unspecified Infective Arthritis, Site Unspecified
711.91 - Arthropathy Associated with Infections, Unspecified Infective Arthritis, Shoulder Region; Acromioclavicular Joint(s); Glenohumeral Joint(s); Sternoclavicular Joint(s); Clavicle; Scapula
711.92 - Arthropathy Associated with Infections, Unspecified Infective Arthritis, Upper Arm; Elbow Joint; Humerus
711.93 - Arthropathy Associated with Infections, Unspecified Infective Arthritis, Forearm; Radius; Ulna; Wrist Joint
711.94 - Arthropathy Associated with Infections, Unspecified Infective Arthritis, Hand; Carpus; Metacarpus; Phalanges [Fingers]
711.95 - Arthropathy Associated with Infections, Unspecified Infective Arthritis, Pelvic Region and Thigh; Buttock, Femur, Hip (Joint)
711.96 - Arthropathy Associated with Infections, Unspecified Infective Arthritis, Lower Leg; Fibula; Knee Joint; Patella; Tibia
711.97 - Arthropathy Associated with Infections, Unspecified Infective Arthritis, Ankle and Foot; Ankle Joint; Digits [Toes]; Metatarsus; Phalanges, Foot; Tarsus; Other Joints in Foot
711.98 - Arthropathy Associated with Infections, Unspecified Infective Arthritis, Other Specific Sites; Head; Neck; Ribs; Skull; Trunk; Vertebral Column
711.99 - Arthropathy Associated with Infections, Unspecified Infective Arthritis, Multiple Sites
712.10 - Crystal Arthropathies, Includes Crystal-induced Arthritis and Synovitis, Chondrocalcinosis Due to Dicalcium Phosphate Crystals; Chondrocalcinosis Due to Dicalcium Phosphate Crystals (with Other Crystals), Site Unspecified
712.11 - Crystal Arthropathies, Includes Crystal-induced Arthritis and Synovitis, Chondrocalcinosis Due to Dicalcium Phosphate Crystals; Chondrocalcinosis Due to Dicalcium Phosphate Crystals (with Other Crystals), Shoulder Region; Acromioclavicular Joint(s); Glenohumeral Joint(s); Sternoclavicular Joint(s); Clavicle; Scapula
712.12 - Crystal Arthropathies, Includes Crystal-induced Arthritis and Synovitis, Chondrocalcinosis Due to Dicalcium Phosphate Crystals; Chondrocalcinosis Due to Dicalcium Phosphate Crystals (with Other Crystals), Upper Arm; Elbow Joint; Humerus
712.13 - Crystal Arthropathies, Includes Crystal-induced Arthritis and Synovitis, Chondrocalcinosis Due to Dicalcium Phosphate Crystals; Chondrocalcinosis Due to Dicalcium Phosphate Crystals (with Other Crystals), Forearm; Radius; Ulna; Wrist Joint
712.14 - Crystal Arthropathies, Includes Crystal-induced Arthritis and Synovitis, Chondrocalcinosis Due to Dicalcium Phosphate Crystals; Chondrocalcinosis Due to Dicalcium Phosphate Crystals (with Other Crystals), Hand; Carpus; Metacarpus; Phalanges [Fingers]
712.15 - Crystal Arthropathies, Includes Crystal-induced Arthritis and Synovitis, Chondrocalcinosis Due to Dicalcium Phosphate Crystals; Chondrocalcinosis Due to Dicalcium Phosphate Crystals (with Other Crystals), Pelvic Region and Thigh; Buttock, Femur, Hip (Joint)
712.16 - Crystal Arthropathies, Includes Crystal-induced Arthritis and Synovitis, Chondrocalcinosis Due to Dicalcium Phosphate Crystals; Chondrocalcinosis Due to Dicalcium Phosphate Crystals (with Other Crystals), Lower Leg; Fibula; Knee Joint; Patella; Tibia
712.17 - Crystal Arthropathies, Includes Crystal-induced Arthritis and Synovitis, Chondrocalcinosis Due to Dicalcium Phosphate Crystals; Chondrocalcinosis Due to Dicalcium Phosphate Crystals (with Other Crystals), Foot; Tarsus; Other Joints in Foot
712.18 - Crystal Arthropathies, Includes Crystal-induced Arthritis and Synovitis, Chondrocalcinosis Due to Dicalcium Phosphate Crystals; Chondrocalcinosis Due to Dicalcium Phosphate Crystals (with Other Crystals), Other Specific Sites; Head; Neck; Ribs; Skull; Trunk; Vertebral Column
712.19 - Crystal Arthropathies, Includes Crystal-induced Arthritis and Synovitis, Chondrocalcinosis Due to Dicalcium Phosphate Crystals; Chondrocalcinosis Due to Dicalcium Phosphate Crystals (with Other Crystals), Multiple Sites
712.20 - Crystal Arthropathies, Includes Crystal-induced Arthritis and Synovitis, Chondrocalcinosis Due to Pyrophosphate Crystals, Site Unspecified
712.21 - Crystal Arthropathies, Includes Crystal-induced Arthritis and Synovitis, Chondrocalcinosis Due to Pyrophosphate Crystals, Shoulder Region; Acromioclavicular Joint(s); Glenohumeral Joint(s); Sternoclavicular Joint(s); Clavicle; Scapula
712.22 - Crystal Arthropathies, Includes Crystal-induced Arthritis and Synovitis, Chondrocalcinosis Due To Pyrophosphate Crystals, Upper Arm; Elbow Joint; Humerus
712.23 - Crystal Arthropathies, includes Crystal-Induced Arthritis and Synovitis, Chondrocalcinosis due to Pyrophosphate Crystals, Forearm; Radius; Ulna; Wrist Joint
712.24 - Crystal Arthropathies, Includes Crystal-induced Arthritis and Synovitis, Chondrocalcinosis Due To Pyrophosphate Crystals, Hand; Carpus; Metacarpus; Phalanges [Fingers]
712.25 - Crystal Arthropathies, Includes Crystal-induced Arthritis and Synovitis, Chondrocalcinosis Due To Pyrophosphate Crystals, Pelvic Region and Thigh; Buttock, Femur, Hip (Joint)
712.26 - Crystal Arthropathies, Includes Crystal-induced Arthritis and Synovitis, Chondrocalcinosis Due To Pyrophosphate Crystals, Lower Leg; Fibula; Knee Joint; Patella; Tibia
712.27 - Crystal Arthropathies, Includes Crystal-induced Arthritis and Synovitis, Chondrocalcinosis Due To Pyrophosphate Crystals, Ankle and Foot; Ankle Joint; Digits [Toes]; Metatarsus; Phalanges, Foot; Tarsus; Other Joints in Foot
712.28 - Crystal Arthropathies, Includes Crystal-induced Arthritis and Synovitis, Chondrocalcinosis Due To Pyrophosphate Crystals, Other Specific Sites; Head; Neck; Ribs; Skull; Trunk; Vertebral Column
712.29 - Crystal Arthropathies, Includes Crystal-induced Arthritis and Synovitis, Chondrocalcinosis Due to Pyrophosphate Crystals, Multiple Sites
712.30 - Crystal Arthropathies, Includes Crystal-induced Arthritis and Synovitis, Chondrocalcinosis, Unspecified, Site Unspecified
712.31 - Crystal Arthropathies, Includes Crystal-induced Arthritis and Synovitis, Chondrocalcinosis, Unspecified, Shoulder Region; Acromioclavicular Joint(s); Glenohumeral Joint(s); Sternoclavicular Joint(s); Clavicle; Scapula
712.32 - Crystal Arthropathies, Includes Crystal-induced Arthritis and Synovitis, Chondrocalcinosis, Unspecified, Upper Arm; Elbow Joint; Humerus
712.33 - Crystal Arthropathies, Includes Crystal-induced Arthritis and Synovitis, Chondrocalcinosis, Unspecified, Forearm; Radius; Ulna; Wrist Joint
712.34 - Crystal Arthropathies, Includes Crystal-induced Arthritis and Synovitis, Chondrocalcinosis, Unspecified, Hand; Carpus; Metacarpus; Phalanges [Fingers]
712.35 - Crystal Arthropathies, Includes Crystal-induced Arthritis and Synovitis, Chondrocalcinosis, Unspecified, Pelvic Region and Thigh; Buttock, Femur, Hip (Joint)
712.36 - Crystal Arthropathies, Includes Crystal-induced Arthritis and Synovitis, Chondrocalcinosis, Unspecified, Lower Leg; Fibula; Knee Joint; Patella; Tibia
712.37 - Crystal Arthropathies, Includes Crystal-induced Arthritis and Synovitis, Chondrocalcinosis, Unspecified, Ankle and Foot; Ankle Joint; Digits [Toes]; Metatarsus; Phalanges, Foot; Tarsus; Other Joints in Foot
712.38 - Crystal Arthropathies, Includes Crystal-induced Arthritis and Synovitis, Chondrocalcinosis, Unspecified, Other Specific Sites; Head; Neck; Ribs; Skull; Trunk; Vertebral Column
712.39 - Crystal Arthropathies, Includes Crystal-induced Arthritis and Synovitis, Chondrocalcinosis, Unspecified, Unspecified, Multiple Sites
712.80 - Crystal Arthropathies, Includes Crystal-induced Arthritis and Synovitis, Other Specified Crystal Arthropathies, Site Unspecified
712.81 - Crystal Arthropathies, Includes Crystal-induced Arthritis and Synovitis, Other Specified Crystal Arthropathies, Shoulder Region; Acromioclavicular Joint(s); Glenohumeral Joint(s); Sternoclavicular Joint(s); Clavicle; Scapula
712.82 - Crystal Arthropathies, Includes Crystal-induced Arthritis and Synovitis, Other Specified Crystal Arthropathies, Upper Arm; Elbow Joint; Humerus
712.83 - Crystal Arthropathies, Includes Crystal-induced Arthritis and Synovitis, Other Specified Crystal Arthropathies, Forearm; Radius; Ulna; Wrist Joint
712.84 - Crystal Arthropathies, Includes Crystal-induced Arthritis and Synovitis, Other Specified Crystal Arthropathies, Hand; Carpus; Metacarpus; Phalanges [Fingers]
712.85 - Crystal Arthropathies, Includes Crystal-induced Arthritis and Synovitis, Other Specified Crystal Arthropathies, Pelvic Region and Thigh; Buttock, Femur, Hip (Joint)
712.86 - Crystal Arthropathies, Includes Crystal-induced Arthritis and Synovitis, Other Specified Crystal Arthropathies, Lower Leg; Fibula; Knee Joint; Patella; Tibia
712.87 - Crystal Arthropathies, Includes Crystal-induced Arthritis and Synovitis, Other Specified Crystal Arthropathies, Ankle and Foot; Ankle Joint; Digits [Toes]; Metatarsus; Phalanges, Foot; Tarsus; Other Joints in Foot
712.88 - Crystal Arthropathies, Includes Crystal-induced Arthritis and Synovitis, Other Specified Crystal Arthropathies, Other Specific Sites; Head; Neck; Ribs; Skull; Trunk; Vertebral Column
712.89 - Crystal Arthropathies, Includes Crystal-induced Arthritis and Synovitis, Other Specified Crystal Arthropathies, Multiple Sites
712.90 - Crystal Arthropathies, Includes Crystal-induced Arthritis and Synovitis, Unspecified Crystal Arthropathy, Site Unspecified
712.91 - Crystal Arthropathies, Includes Crystal-induced Arthritis and Synovitis, Unspecified Crystal Arthropathy, Shoulder Region; Acromioclavicular Joint(s); Glenohumeral Joint(s); Sternoclavicular Joint(s); Clavicle; Scapula
712.92 - Crystal Arthropathies, Includes Crystal-induced Arthritis and Synovitis, Unspecified Crystal Arthropathy, Upper Arm; Elbow Joint; Humerus
712.93 - Crystal Arthropathies, Includes Crystal-induced Arthritis and Synovitis, Unspecified Crystal Arthropathy, Forearm; Radius; Ulna; Wrist Joint
712.94 - Crystal Arthropathies, Includes Crystal-induced Arthritis and Synovitis, Unspecified Crystal Arthropathy, Hand; Carpus; Metacarpus; Phalanges [Fingers]
712.95 - Crystal Arthropathies, Includes Crystal-induced Arthritis and Synovitis, Unspecified Crystal Arthropathy, Pelvic Region and Thigh; Buttock, Femur, Hip (Joint)
712.96 - Crystal Arthropathies, Includes Crystal-induced Arthritis and Synovitis, Unspecified Crystal Arthropathy, Lower Leg; Fibula; Knee Joint; Patella; Tibia
712.97 - Crystal Arthropathies, Includes Crystal-induced Arthritis and Synovitis, Unspecified Crystal Arthropathy, Ankle and Foot; Ankle Joint; Digits [Toes]; Metatarsus; Phalanges, Foot; Tarsus; Other Joints in Foot
712.98 - Crystal Arthropathies, Includes Crystal-induced Arthritis and Synovitis, Unspecified Crystal Arthropathy, Other Specific Sites; Head; Neck; Ribs; Skull; Trunk; Vertebral Column
712.99 - Crystal Arthropathies, Includes Crystal-induced Arthritis and Synovitis, Unspecified Crystal Arthropathy, Multiple Sites
713.0 - Arthropathy Associated with Other Endocrine and Metabolic Disorders
713.1 - Arthropathy Associated with Gastrointestinal Conditions Other than Infections
713.2 - Arthropathy Associated with Hematological Disorders
713.3 - Arthropathy Associated with Dermatological Disorders
713.4 - Arthropathy Associated with Respiratory Disorders
713.5 - Arthropathy Associated with Neurological Disorders; Charcots Arthropathy Associated with Diseases Classifiable Elsewhere; Neuropathic Arthritis Associated with Diseases Classifiable Elsewhere
713.6 - Arthropathy Associated with Hypersensitivity Reaction
713.7 - Other General Diseases with Articular Involvement
713.8 - Arthropathy Associated with Other Conditions Classifiable Elsewhere
716.10 - Traumatic Arthropathy, Site Unspecified
716.11 - Traumatic Arthropathy, Shoulder Region; Acromioclavicular Joint(s); Glenohumeral Joint(s); Sternoclavicular Joint(s); Clavicle; Scapula
716.14 - Traumatic Arthropathy, Hand; Carpus; Metacarpus; Phalanges [Fingers]
716.15 - Traumatic Arthropathy, Pelvic Region and Thigh; Buttock, Femur, Hip (Joint)
716.16 - Traumatic Arthropathy, Lower Leg; Fibula; Knee Joint; Patella; Tibia
716.17 - Traumatic Arthropathy, Ankle and Foot; Ankle Joint; Digits [Toes]; Metatarsus; Phalanges, Foot; Tarsus; Other Joints in Foot
716.18 - Traumatic Arthropathy, Other Specific Sites; Head; Neck; Ribs; Skull; Trunk; Vertebral Column
716.40 - Transient Arthropathy, Site Unspecified
716.41 - Transient Arthropathy, Shoulder Region; Acromioclavicular Joint(s); Glenohumeral Joint(s); Sternoclavicular Joint(s); Clavicle; Scapula
716.42 - Transient Arthropathy, Upper Arm; Elbow Joint; Humerus
716.43 - Transient Arthropathy, Forearm; Radius; Ulna; Wrist Joint
716.44 - Transient Arthropathy, Hand; Carpus; Metacarpus; Phalanges [Fingers]
716.45 - Transient Arthropathy, Pelvic Region and Thigh; Buttock, Femur, Hip (Joint)
716.46 - Transient Arthropathy, Lower Leg; Fibula; Knee Joint; Patella; Tibia
716.47 - Transient Arthropathy, Ankle and Foot; Ankle Joint; Digits [Toes]; Metatarsus; Phalanges, Foot; Tarsus; Other Joints in Foot
716.48 - Transient Arthropathy, Other Specific Sites; Head; Neck; Ribs; Skull; Trunk; Vertebral Column
716.49 - Transient Arthropathy, Multiple Sites
716.50 - Unspecified Polyarthropathy or Polyarthritis, Site Unspecified
716.51 - Unspecified Polyarthropathy or Polyarthritis, Shoulder Region; Acromioclavicular Joint(s); Glenohumeral Joint(s); Sternoclavicular Joint(s); Clavicle; Scapula
716.52 - Unspecified Polyarthropathy or Polyarthritis, Upper Arm; Elbow Joint; Humerus
716.53 - Unspecified Polyarthropathy or Polyarthritis, Forearm; Radius; Ulna; Wrist Joint
716.54 - Unspecified Polyarthropathy or Polyarthritis, Hand; Carpus; Metacarpus; Phalanges [Fingers]
716.55 - Unspecified Polyarthropathy or Polyarthritis, Pelvic Region and Thigh; Buttock, Femur, Hip (Joint)
716.56 - Unspecified Polyarthropathy or Polyarthritis, Lower Leg; Fibula; Knee Joint; Patella; Tibia
716.57 - Unspecified Polyarthropathy or Polyarthritis, Ankle and Foot; Ankle Joint; Digits [Toes]; Metatarsus; Phalanges, Foot; Tarsus; Other Joints in Foot
716.58 - Unspecified Polyarthropathy or Polyarthritis, Other Specific Sites; Head; Neck; Ribs; Skull; Trunk; Vertebral Column
716.59 - Unspecified Polyarthropathy or Polyarthritis, Multiple Sites
716.80 - Other Specified Arthropathy, Site Unspecified
716.81 - Other Specified Arthropathy, Shoulder Region; Acromioclavicular Joint(s); Glenohumeral Joint(s); Sternoclavicular Joint(s); Clavicle; Scapula
716.82 - Other Specified Arthropathy, Upper Arm; Elbow Joint; Humerus
716.83 - Other Specified Arthropathy, Forearm; Radius; Ulna; Wrist Joint
716.84 - Other Specified Arthropathy, Hand; Carpus; Metacarpus; Phalanges [Fingers]
716.85 - Other Specified Arthropathy, Pelvic Region and Thigh; Buttock, Femur, Hip (Joint)
716.86 - Other Specified Arthropathy, Lower Leg; Fibula; Knee Joint; Patella; Tibia
716.87 - Other Specified Arthropathy, Ankle and Foot; Ankle Joint; Digits [Toes]; Metatarsus; Phalanges, Foot; Tarsus; Other Joints in Foot
716.88 - Other Specified Arthropathy, Other Specific Sites; Head; Neck; Ribs; Skull; Trunk; Vertebral Column
716.89 - Other Specified Arthropathy, Multiple Sites
716.91 - Arthropathy, Unspecified; Arthritis (Acute) (Chronic) (Subacute); Articular Rheumatism (Chronic); Inflammation of Joint, NOS, Shoulder Region; Acromioclavicular Joint(s); Glenohumeral Joint(s); Sternoclavicular Joint(s); Clavicle; Scapula
716.96 - Arthropathy, Unspecified; Arthritis (Acute) (Chronic) (Subacute); Articular Rheumatism (Chronic); Inflammation of Joint, NOS, Lower Leg; Fibula; Knee Joint; Patella; Tibia
716.97 - Arthropathy, Unspecified; Arthritis (Acute) (Chronic) (Subacute); Articular Rheumatism (Chronic); Inflammation of Joint, NOS, Ankle and Foot; Ankle Joint; Digits [Toes]; Metatarsus; Phalanges, Foot; Tarsus; Other Joints in Foot

Overview

Arthropathy is a collective term for any disease of the joints. The disease may be localized to one joint, as with post-traumatic arthritis, or may affect multiple joints, as with osteoarthritis or rheumatoid arthritis. It may also be due to an underlying condition such as a bacterial infection (infectious, pyogenic, or septic arthritis). Neuropathic arthropathy refers to bone and joint changes that develop secondary to loss of sensation associated with various disorders, including diabetes, trauma, infection, pernicious anemia, spina bifida, or amyloidosis. Arthropathy is frequently associated with articular trauma, joint slippage (subluxation) and instability, or degenerative changes of the joint. The most common form of arthropathy is osteoarthritis, in which there is progressive loss of articular joint cartilage with reactive changes at the joint margins and subchondral bone, resulting in joint degeneration.

In fully developed arthropathy, joint degeneration is accompanied by enlargement of the joint from swelling caused by synovial fluid joint effusion, and the development of bony overgrowth at the joint margins (osteophyte formation). Eventually, joint deformity increases as microfractures, ligamentous looseness (laxity), and decreased muscular support occur. Increased joint laxity and periarticular fractures may also result in small pieces of bone or cartilage (loose bodies) that fragment into the joint. This may result in a grating or grinding noise when the joint is moved (crepitus), although crepitus also may be secondary to other causes.

Arthropathy may be the result of degenerative joint diseases such as facet joint arthropathy or knee osteoarthritis; bleeding into a joint (intra-articular hemorrhage) from trauma or hemophilia; neuropathic arthropathy secondary to diabetes (Charcot joint) or to Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease; inflammatory joint disorders such as rheumatoid arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis and polymyalgia rheumatica; inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) such as ulcerative colitis or Crohn's disease; autoimmune disorders such as systemic lupus erythematosus; septic disorders such as osteomyelitis and septic arthritis caused by bacterial or fungal infections; and crystal-depositing disorders such as gout or pseudogout.

Degenerative arthropathy may occur as the result of a single trauma to the joint, such as an acute shoulder dislocation or as the result of a healed fracture that occurred in or around the joint (intra-articular or periarticular fracture), in which case it is called post-traumatic arthritis. Degenerative arthropathy can also occur secondary to malunion of a nearby fracture that results in altered biomechanics of the joint.

Neuropathic arthropathy is the rapid degeneration of joints due to a loss of sensation associated with certain diseases, resulting in impaired position sense and pain perception. Although the exact pathophysiology of neuropathic arthropathy is not known, joint degeneration appears to develop when the individual who has lost deep sensation is unable to feel multiple small episodes of joint trauma that occur with certain conditions, and because of inadequate fine motor control which creates abnormal pressures on joints. Among conditions that are most likely to result in neuropathic arthropathy are diabetes mellitus with diabetic neuropathy, syringomyelia, spinal cord and peripheral nerve tumors, and Charcot-Marie Tooth disease. Almost any joint may be affected by neuropathic arthropathy, depending upon the underlying disease, but the knee joint is involved most frequently. Usually one to three joints are affected, normally in an asymmetrical distribution.

Gout and other crystal-associated arthropathies are caused by the deposition of monosodium urate (MSU), calcium pyrophosphate dehydrate (CPPD), calcium apatite, or calcium oxalate crystals, inducing acute or chronic osteoarthritis or periarthritis. MSU (gout) and CPPD (pseudogout) crystal deposition may also lead to degenerative arthropathy via repeated, intermittent attacks of acute arthritis. This frequently occurs in large, peripheral joints, particularly in the lower extremity.

Joint damage resulting in arthropathy may occur from the inflammatory reaction of infectious arthritis. The joint may become infected via surgery, injection, animal or even insect bite, trauma, abscess, osteomyelitis, or sepsis.

Individuals with diabetes or any underlying degenerative joint conditions are more likely to develop arthropathy.

Incidence and Prevalence: The exact incidence of multiple arthropathies is not known because occurrence of arthropathy is so often secondary to an underlying disease. Osteoarthritis affects over 20 million individuals in the US and is the most common articular disease worldwide (Lozada). The incidence of rheumatoid arthritis is 1% in US and global populations (Smith). The overall incidence of neuropathic arthropathy is not known, but neuropathic arthropathy associated with diabetes is estimated at 15% of diabetic patients in the US and worldwide (Khan).

Source: Medical Disability Advisor






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