ICD-10 Diagnosis Code M81

Osteoporosis without current pathological fracture

Diagnosis Code M81

ICD-10: M81
Short Description: Osteoporosis without current pathological fracture
Long Description: Osteoporosis without current pathological fracture
This is the 2017 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code M81

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Code Classification
  • Diseases of the musculoskeletal system and connective tissue (M00–M99)
    • Disorders of bone density and structure (M80-M85)
      • Osteoporosis without current pathological fracture (M81)

Information for Patients


Osteoporosis

Osteoporosis makes your bones weak and more likely to break. Anyone can develop osteoporosis, but it is common in older women. As many as half of all women and a quarter of men older than 50 will break a bone due to osteoporosis.

Risk factors include

  • Getting older
  • Being small and thin
  • Having a family history of osteoporosis
  • Taking certain medicines
  • Being a white or Asian woman
  • Having osteopenia, which is low bone density

Osteoporosis is a silent disease. You might not know you have it until you break a bone. A bone mineral density test is the best way to check your bone health. To keep bones strong, eat a diet rich in calcium and vitamin D, exercise and do not smoke. If needed, medicines can also help.

NIH: National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases

  • Bone mineral density test
  • Calcium, vitamin D, and your bones
  • Exercise, lifestyle, and your bones
  • Medicines for osteoporosis
  • Osteoporosis
  • What causes bone loss?


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