ICD-10 Diagnosis Code M41


Diagnosis Code M41

ICD-10: M41
Short Description: Scoliosis
Long Description: Scoliosis
This is the 2017 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code M41

Code Classification
  • Diseases of the musculoskeletal system and connective tissue
    • Deforming dorsopathies (M40-M43)
      • Scoliosis (M41)

Information for Medical Professionals

Index of Diseases and Injuries
References found for the code M41 in the Index of Diseases and Injuries:

Information for Patients


Scoliosis causes a sideways curve of your backbone, or spine. These curves are often S- or C-shaped. Scoliosis is most common in late childhood and the early teens, when children grow fast. Girls are more likely to have it than boys. It can run in families. Symptoms include leaning to one side and having uneven shoulders and hips. Sometimes it is easy to notice, but not always.

Children may get screening for scoliosis at school or during a checkup. If it looks like there is a problem, your doctor will use your medical and family history, a physical exam, and imaging tests to make a diagnosis. Treatment depends on your age, how much more you're likely to grow, how much curving there is, and whether the curve is temporary or permanent. People with mild scoliosis might only need checkups to see if the curve is getting worse. Others might need to wear a brace or have surgery.

NIH: National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases

  • Cervical MRI scan
  • Scoliosis
  • Scoliosis surgery - child
  • Spinal fusion
  • Thoracic spine x-ray

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