ICD-10 Diagnosis Code M81.0

Age-related osteoporosis w/o current pathological fracture

Diagnosis Code M81.0

ICD-10: M81.0
Short Description: Age-related osteoporosis w/o current pathological fracture
Long Description: Age-related osteoporosis without current pathological fracture
This is the 2017 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code M81.0

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

Information for Medical Professionals

Code Edits
The following edits are applicable to this code:
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Adult. Age range is 15–124 years inclusive (e.g., senile delirium, mature cataract).

Diagnostic Related Groups
The diagnosis code M81.0 is grouped in the following Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG v33.0)


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The ICD-10 and ICD-9 GEMs are used to facilitate linking between the diagnosis codes in ICD-9-CM and the new ICD-10-CM code set. The GEMs are the raw material from which providers, health information vendors and payers can derive specific applied mappings to meet their needs.

  • Acquired kyphosis
  • Menopausal osteoporosis
  • Osteoporosis
  • Osteoporotic bone marrow defect
  • Osteoporotic kyphosis
  • Postmenopausal osteoporosis
  • Primary osteoporosis
  • Secondary kyphosis deformity of spine
  • Senile osteoporosis
  • Vertebral osteoporosis

Index of Diseases and Injuries
References found for the code M81.0 in the Index of Diseases and Injuries:

Information for Patients


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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