ICD-10 Diagnosis Code M21.969

Unspecified acquired deformity of unspecified lower leg

Diagnosis Code M21.969

ICD-10: M21.969
Short Description: Unspecified acquired deformity of unspecified lower leg
Long Description: Unspecified acquired deformity of unspecified lower leg
This is the 2017 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code M21.969

Valid for Submission
The code M21.969 is valid for submission for HIPAA-covered transactions.

Code Classification
  • Diseases of the musculoskeletal system and connective tissue (M00–M99)
    • Other joint disorders (M20-M25)
      • Other acquired deformities of limbs (M21)

Information for Medical Professionals

Diagnostic Related Groups
The diagnosis code M21.969 is grouped in the following Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG v33.0)

  • OTHER MUSCULOSKELETAL SYSTEM AND CONNECTIVE TISSUE DIAGNOSES WITH MCC 564
  • OTHER MUSCULOSKELETAL SYSTEM AND CONNECTIVE TISSUE DIAGNOSES WITH CC 565
  • OTHER MUSCULOSKELETAL SYSTEM AND CONNECTIVE TISSUE DIAGNOSES WITHOUT CC/MCC 566

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Synonyms
  • Acquired deformity of ankle
  • Acquired deformity of ankle AND/OR foot
  • Acquired deformity of calcaneus
  • Acquired deformity of foot
  • Acquired deformity of joint of foot
  • Acquired deformity of knee
  • Acquired deformity of lower leg
  • Angulation deformity of lower leg
  • Angulation deformity of lower limb
  • Ankle joint deformity
  • Deformity of calcaneum
  • Deformity of fibula
  • Deformity of foot
  • Deformity of knee joint
  • Deformity of lower leg
  • Deformity of lower limb
  • Deformity of talus
  • Deformity of tibia
  • Foot joint deformity

Information for Patients


Leg Injuries and Disorders

Your legs are made up of bones, blood vessels, muscles, and other connective tissue. They are important for motion and standing. Playing sports, running, falling, or having an accident can damage your legs. Common leg injuries include sprains and strains, joint dislocations, and fractures.

These injuries can affect the entire leg, or just the foot, ankle, knee, or hip. Certain diseases also lead to leg problems. For example, knee osteoarthritis, common in older people, can cause pain and limited motion. Problems in your veins in your legs can lead to varicose veins or deep vein thrombosis.

  • Blount disease
  • Bowlegs
  • Common peroneal nerve dysfunction
  • Femoral nerve dysfunction
  • Femur fracture repair - discharge
  • Foot, leg, and ankle swelling
  • Iliotibial band syndrome -- aftercare
  • Ischemic ulcers -- self-care
  • Knock knees
  • Leg pain
  • Shin splints - self-care
  • Tibial nerve dysfunction
  • Venous insufficiency


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