ICD-10 Diagnosis Code M43.8X3

Oth deforming dorsopathies, cervicothoracic region

Diagnosis Code M43.8X3

ICD-10: M43.8X3
Short Description: Oth deforming dorsopathies, cervicothoracic region
Long Description: Other specified deforming dorsopathies, cervicothoracic region
This is the 2017 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code M43.8X3

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Code Classification
  • Diseases of the musculoskeletal system and connective tissue (M00–M99)
    • Deforming dorsopathies (M40-M43)
      • Other deforming dorsopathies (M43)

Information for Medical Professionals

Diagnostic Related Groups
The diagnosis code M43.8X3 is grouped in the following Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG v33.0)

  • SPINAL FUSION EXCEPT CERVICAL WITH SPINAL CURVATURE OR MALIGNANCY OR INFECTION OR EXTENSIVE FUSIONS WITH MCC 456
  • SPINAL FUSION EXCEPT CERVICAL WITH SPINAL CURVATURE OR MALIGNANCY OR INFECTION OR EXTENSIVE FUSIONS WITH CC 457
  • SPINAL FUSION EXCEPT CERVICAL WITH SPINAL CURVATURE OR MALIGNANCY OR INFECTION OR EXTENSIVE FUSIONS WITHOUT CC/MCC 458

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Spine Injuries and Disorders

Your backbone, or spine, is made up of 26 bone discs called vertebrae. The vertebrae protect your spinal cord and allow you to stand and bend. A number of problems can change the structure of the spine or damage the vertebrae and surrounding tissue. They include

  • Infections
  • Injuries
  • Tumors
  • Conditions, such as ankylosing spondylitis and scoliosis
  • Bone changes that come with age, such as spinal stenosis and herniated disks

Spinal diseases often cause pain when bone changes put pressure on the spinal cord or nerves. They can also limit movement. Treatments differ by disease, but sometimes they include back braces and surgery.

  • Compression fractures of the back
  • Foraminotomy
  • Kyphosis
  • Laminectomy
  • Lordosis
  • Spinal fusion
  • Spine surgery - discharge
  • Spondylolisthesis


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