ICD-10 Diagnosis Code M96.5

Postradiation scoliosis

Diagnosis Code M96.5

ICD-10: M96.5
Short Description: Postradiation scoliosis
Long Description: Postradiation scoliosis
This is the 2017 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code M96.5

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The code M96.5 is valid for submission for HIPAA-covered transactions.

Code Classification
  • Diseases of the musculoskeletal system and connective tissue (M00–M99)
    • Intraoperative and postprocedural complications and disorders of musculoskeletal system, not elsewhere classified (M96)
      • Intraop and postproc comp and disorders of ms sys, NEC (M96)

Information for Medical Professionals

Diagnostic Related Groups
The diagnosis code M96.5 is grouped in the following Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG V34.0)

  • 456 - SPINAL FUSION EXCEPT CERVICAL WITH SPINAL CURVATURE OR MALIGNANCY OR INFECTION OR EXTENSIVE FUSIONS WITH
  • 457 - SPINAL FUSION EXCEPT CERVICAL WITH SPINAL CURVATURE OR MALIGNANCY OR INFECTION OR EXTENSIVE FUSIONS WITH
  • 458 - SPINAL FUSION EXCEPT CERVICAL WITH SPINAL CURVATURE OR MALIGNANCY OR INFECTION OR EXTENSIVE FUSIONS WITH

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Synonyms
  • Acquired scoliosis
  • Scoliosis caused by radiation

Information for Patients


Radiation Exposure

Radiation is energy that travels in the form of waves or high-speed particles. It occurs naturally in sunlight. Man-made radiation is used in X-rays, nuclear weapons, nuclear power plants and cancer treatment.

If you are exposed to small amounts of radiation over a long time, it raises your risk of cancer. It can also cause mutations in your genes, which you could pass on to any children you have after the exposure. A lot of radiation over a short period, such as from a radiation emergency, can cause burns or radiation sickness. Symptoms of radiation sickness include nausea, weakness, hair loss, skin burns and reduced organ function. If the exposure is large enough, it can cause premature aging or even death. You may be able to take medicine to reduce the radioactive material in your body.

Environmental Protection Agency

  • Radiation sickness (Medical Encyclopedia)


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Scoliosis

Scoliosis causes a sideways curve of your backbone, or spine. These curves are often S- or C-shaped. Scoliosis is most common in late childhood and the early teens, when children grow fast. Girls are more likely to have it than boys. It can run in families. Symptoms include leaning to one side and having uneven shoulders and hips. Sometimes it is easy to notice, but not always.

Children may get screening for scoliosis at school or during a checkup. If it looks like there is a problem, your doctor will use your medical and family history, a physical exam, and imaging tests to make a diagnosis. Treatment depends on your age, how much more you're likely to grow, how much curving there is, and whether the curve is temporary or permanent. People with mild scoliosis might only need checkups to see if the curve is getting worse. Others might need to wear a brace or have surgery.

NIH: National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases

  • Cervical MRI scan (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Scoliosis (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Scoliosis surgery - child (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Spinal fusion (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Thoracic spine x-ray (Medical Encyclopedia)


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