ICD-9 Diagnosis Code 737.30

Idiopathic scoliosis

Diagnosis Code 737.30

ICD-9: 737.30
Short Description: Idiopathic scoliosis
Long Description: Scoliosis [and kyphoscoliosis], idiopathic
This is the 2014 version of the ICD-9-CM diagnosis code 737.30

Code Classification
  • Diseases of the musculoskeletal system and connective tissue
    • Osteopathies, chondropathies, and acquired musculoskeletal deformities (730-739)
      • 737 Curvature of spine

Information for Medical Professionals

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Index of Diseases and Injuries
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Information for Patients


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.

Doctors use your medical and family history, a physical exam, and imaging tests to diagnose scoliosis. 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
  • Scoliosis
  • Scoliosis surgery - child
  • Spinal fusion
  • Thoracic spine x-ray

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