ICD-10 Diagnosis Code M48.8X9

Other specified spondylopathies, site unspecified

Diagnosis Code M48.8X9

ICD-10: M48.8X9
Short Description: Other specified spondylopathies, site unspecified
Long Description: Other specified spondylopathies, site unspecified
This is the 2018 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code M48.8X9

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Code Classification
  • Diseases of the musculoskeletal system and connective tissue (M00–M99)
    • Spondylopathies (M45-M49)
      • Other spondylopathies (M48)

Information for Medical Professionals

Diagnostic Related Groups
The diagnosis code M48.8X9 is grouped in the following Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG V34.0)

  • 545 - CONNECTIVE TISSUE DISORDERS WITH MCC
  • 546 - CONNECTIVE TISSUE DISORDERS WITH CC
  • 547 - CONNECTIVE TISSUE DISORDERS WITHOUT CC/MCC

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Synonyms
  • Calcification of ligament
  • Finding of movement of bone
  • Finding of movement of vertebral bone
  • Heterotopic ossification of joint
  • Lateral flexed vertebral body
  • Ossification of posterior longitudinal ligament
  • Retrolisthesis
  • Rotation of vertebra
  • Step-off
  • Vertebral facet asymmetry

Information for Patients


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 (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Foraminotomy (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Kyphosis (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Laminectomy (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Lordosis (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Spinal fusion (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Spine surgery - discharge (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Spondylolisthesis (Medical Encyclopedia)


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