ICD-10 Diagnosis Code M46.04

Spinal enthesopathy, thoracic region

Diagnosis Code M46.04

ICD-10: M46.04
Short Description: Spinal enthesopathy, thoracic region
Long Description: Spinal enthesopathy, thoracic region
This is the 2017 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code M46.04

Code Classification
  • Diseases of the musculoskeletal system and connective tissue
    • Spondylopathies (M45-M49)
      • Other inflammatory spondylopathies (M46)

Information for Patients

Connective Tissue Disorders

Connective tissue is the material inside your body that supports many of its parts. It is the "cellular glue" that gives your tissues their shape and helps keep them strong. It also helps some of your tissues do their work. Cartilage and fat are examples of connective tissue.

There are over 200 disorders that impact connective tissue. Some, like cellulitis, are the result of an infection. Injuries can cause connective tissue disorders, such as scars. Others, such as Ehlers-Danlos syndrome, Marfan syndrome, and osteogenesis imperfecta, are genetic. Still others, like scleroderma, have no known cause. Each disorder has its own symptoms and needs different treatment.

  • Dupuytrens contracture

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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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