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:
274.0 - Gouty Arthropathy (Gouty Arthritis)
274.00 - Gouty arthropathy, unspecified
274.01 - Acute gouty arthropathy
274.02 - Chronic gouty arthropathy without mention of tophus (tophi)
711 - Arthropathy Associated with Infections
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 - Crystal Arthropathies, Includes Crystal-induced Arthritis and Synovitis
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 - Arthropathy Associated with Other Disorders Classified Elsewhere
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 - Other and Unspecified Arthropathies
716.1 - Traumatic Arthropathy
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
716.4 - Transient Arthropathy
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
716.5 - Unspecified Polyarthropathy or Polyarthritis
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
716.8 - Other Specified Arthropathy
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
716.9 - Arthropathy, Unspecified; Arthritis (Acute) (Chronic) (Subacute); Articular Rheumatism (Chronic); Inflammation of Joint, NOS
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

Treatment

Treatment depends upon the specific diagnosis and the underlying cause of joint pain or inflammation. Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory oral drugs are used in early and in late stage arthropathy; these drugs have both analgesic and anti-inflammatory effects. In some diseases (e.g., rheumatoid arthritis), potent anti-inflammatory medications may be used to reduce the degenerative inflammatory process, and immunosuppressive drugs, disease modifying antirheumatic drugs (DMARDS), or biologic therapies may be used to slow the progression of the disease. In other diseases such as osteoarthritis, medication may control symptoms but does not change the progression of the disease. Short-term immobilization using a resting splint or special immobilizing boot may help decrease the speed of joint degeneration in a peripheral joint. Arthropathy may be treated with physical and/or occupational therapy to instruct the individual in stretching and strengthening exercises, as well as in joint protection strategies. Antibiotics may be required to treat arthropathy secondary to underlying infectious arthritis.

Painful spinal joints can be selectively injected with a local anesthetic and an anti-inflammatory corticosteroid to reduce back pain. Similarly, joints in the upper and lower limbs may be injected with an anti-inflammatory corticosteroid, or with hyaluronic acid derivatives to improve joint lubrication. The pain relief from injections is temporary. If effective, the injections can be repeated.

Surgery may be required in cases of severe arthropathy. In the spine, hypertrophic facet arthropathy may require partial facetectomy, decompressive laminectomy, or spinal fusion if spinal nerves are being compressed by new bone formation. Spinal fusion may also be necessary if spinal instability is present. If a joint is unstable, arthrodesis may be necessary using stabilizing hardware (internal fixation) or bone grafting to stabilize the joint and reduce pain. Total joint replacement may be necessary (e.g., total knee or hip replacement) if joint surfaces have been destroyed.

Surgery for total joint replacement has continued to improve. Total hip or knee replacement is common. Total shoulder or elbow replacement is evolving. Total wrist or ankle replacement is less common. Joint replacement of the fingers is common.

Source: Medical Disability Advisor



ACOEM

ACOEM's Practice Guidelines, the gold standard in effective medical treatment of occupational injuries and illnesses, are provided in this section to complement the disability duration guidelines.*
 
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* The relationship between the MDGuidelines (MDA) content and ACOEM's guidelines is approximate and does not always link identical diagnoses. The user should consult the diagnostic codes in both guidelines, as well as the clinical descriptions, before assuming an equivalence.

Source: ACOEM Practice Guidelines






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