Osteoarthritis and spondylosis diagnosis (secondary care)
Name osteoarthritis_hes
Chapter Musculoskeletal diseases/Degenerative joint disease
Osteoarthritis categorised into limb joints and spine (spondylosis). Excludes terms

for spinal and vertebral artery compression syndromes which do not state that this is due to

degenerative joint disease of the spine.
Data Type Categorical
Data sources HES
Dictionaries ICD 10
Repeated Yes
Valid event date range 01/01/1996 - 31/08/2010
Agreed 19/12/2012 (Revision 1)
Category Definition
3 Osteoarthritis of limb joints
4 Spondylosis
Category assigned based on code list.
Codelist version1
Codelist authorsAnoop Shah
Creation date19 Dec 2012
Warning! Unless explicitly noted otherwise, three-digit ICD10/OPCS4 codes also include all codes below them.
Category (code) ICD10 code ICD10 term
Osteoarthritis of limb joints (3) M15 Polyarthrosis
Osteoarthritis of limb joints (3) M16 Coxarthrosis [arthrosis of hip]
Osteoarthritis of limb joints (3) M17 Gonarthrosis [arthrosis of knee]
Osteoarthritis of limb joints (3) M18 Arthrosis of first carpometacarpal joint
Osteoarthritis of limb joints (3) M19 Other arthrosis
Spondylosis (4) M471 Other spondylosis with myelopathy
Spondylosis (4) M472 Other spondylosis with radiculopathy
Spondylosis (4) M478 Other spondylosis
Spondylosis (4) M479 Spondylosis, unspecified
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