ICD-10 Diagnosis Code M75.120

Complete rotatr-cuff tear/ruptr of unsp shoulder, not trauma

Diagnosis Code M75.120

ICD-10: M75.120
Short Description: Complete rotatr-cuff tear/ruptr of unsp shoulder, not trauma
Long Description: Complete rotator cuff tear or rupture of unspecified shoulder, not specified as traumatic
This is the 2017 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code M75.120

Code Classification
  • Diseases of the musculoskeletal system and connective tissue
    • Other soft tissue disorders (M70-M79)
      • Shoulder lesions (M75)

Information for Medical Professionals

Diagnostic Related Groups
The diagnosis code M75.120 is grouped in the following Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG v33.0)


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  • Full thickness rotator cuff tear
  • Tendon rupture - shoulder

Information for Patients

Rotator Cuff Injuries

Your rotator cuff is located in your shoulder area. It is made of muscles and tendons. It helps your shoulder to move and stay stable. Problems with the rotator cuff are common. They include tendinitis, bursitis, and injuries such as tears.

Rotator cuff tendons can become inflamed from frequent use or aging. Sometimes they are injured from a fall on an outstretched hand. Sports or jobs with repeated overhead motion can also damage the rotator cuff. Aging causes tendons to wear down, which can lead to a tear.

Some tears are not painful, but others can be very painful. Treatment for a torn rotator cuff depends on age, health, how severe the injury is, and how long you've had the torn rotator cuff.

Treatment for torn rotator cuff includes:

  • Rest
  • Heat or cold to the sore area
  • Medicines that reduce pain and swelling
  • Electrical stimulation of muscles and nerves
  • Ultrasound
  • Cortisone injection
  • Surgery

NIH: National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Disease

  • Rotator cuff - self-care
  • Rotator cuff exercises
  • Rotator cuff problems
  • Rotator cuff repair
  • Shoulder arthroscopy
  • Shoulder replacement

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