ICD-9 Diagnosis Code 738.8

Acq deformity NEC

Diagnosis Code 738.8

ICD-9: 738.8
Short Description: Acq deformity NEC
Long Description: Acquired deformity of other specified site
This is the 2014 version of the ICD-9-CM diagnosis code 738.8

Code Classification
  • Diseases of the musculoskeletal system and connective tissue
    • Osteopathies, chondropathies, and acquired musculoskeletal deformities (730-739)
      • 738 Other acquired deformity

Information for Medical Professionals

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  • Acquired deformity of clavicle
  • Acquired deformity of the abdomen
  • Bowed clavicle
  • Deformity of shaft of clavicle
  • Finding of form of clavicle
  • Finding of form of joint
  • Hooked clavicle
  • Joint deformity
  • On examination - unfixed joint deformity
  • Scaphoid abdomen
  • Shortened trunk
  • Widened mediastinum

Index of Diseases and Injuries
References found for the code 738.8 in the Index of Diseases and Injuries:

Information for Patients

Bone Diseases

Your bones help you move, give you shape and support your body. They are living tissues that rebuild constantly throughout your life. During childhood and your teens, your body adds new bone faster than it removes old bone. After about age 20, you can lose bone faster than you make bone. To have strong bones when you are young, and to prevent bone loss when you are older, you need to get enough calcium, vitamin D and exercise.

There are many kinds of bone problems:

  • Low bone density and osteoporosis, which make your bones weak and more likely to break
  • Osteogenesis imperfecta makes your bones brittle
  • Paget's disease of bone makes them weak
  • Bone disease can make bones easy to break
  • Bones can also develop cancer and infections
  • Other bone diseases are caused by poor nutrition, genetic factors or problems with the rate of bone growth or rebuilding

NIH: National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases

  • ALP - blood test
  • ALP isoenzyme test
  • Blount's disease
  • Bone lesion biopsy
  • Bone pain or tenderness
  • Bone tumor
  • Bowlegs
  • Calcium blood test
  • Craniotabes
  • Fibrous dysplasia
  • Osteomalacia
  • Osteopenia - premature infants
  • Skeletal limb abnormalities
  • X-ray - skeleton

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Muscle Disorders

Also called: Myopathy

Your muscles help you move and help your body work. Different types of muscles have different jobs. There are many problems that can affect muscles. Muscle disorders can cause weakness, pain or even paralysis.

Causes of muscle disorders include

  • Injury or overuse, such as sprains or strains, cramps or tendinitis
  • A genetic disorder, such as muscular dystrophy
  • Some cancers
  • Inflammation, such as myositis
  • Diseases of nerves that affect muscles
  • Infections
  • Certain medicines

Sometimes the cause is not known.

  • Caring for muscle spasticity or spasms
  • Compartment syndrome
  • Contracture deformity
  • Creatine phosphokinase test
  • Electromyography
  • Eyelid twitch
  • Hypotonia
  • Muscle aches
  • Muscle atrophy
  • Muscle biopsy
  • Muscle function loss
  • Muscle twitching
  • Myopathic changes
  • Myotonia congenita
  • Rhabdomyolysis
  • Volkmann ischemic contracture
  • Weakness

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