MG30.2 Chronic postsurgical or post traumatic pain

International Classification of Diseases for Mortality and Morbidity Statistics, 11th Revision, v2020-09

Chronic postsurgical and post traumatic pain is pain developing or increasing in intensity after a surgical procedure or a tissue injury (involving any trauma including burns) and persisting beyond the healing process, i.e. at least 3 months after surgery or tissue trauma. The pain is either localized to the surgical field or area of injury, projected to the innervation territory of a nerve situated in this area, or referred to a dermatome (after surgery/injury to deep somatic or visceral tissues). Other causes of pain including infection, malignancy etc. need to be excluded as well as pain continuing from a pre-existing pain problem.

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coding note

The postsurgical or posttraumatic aetiology of the pain should be highly probable; if it is vague, consider using codes in the section of chronic primary pain.


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