Valid for Submission
G82.20 is a billable diagnosis code used to specify a medical diagnosis of paraplegia, unspecified. The code G82.20 is valid during the fiscal year 2021 from October 01, 2020 through September 30, 2021 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions.
The ICD-10-CM code G82.20 might also be used to specify conditions or terms like acute paraplegia, cerebral paraparesis, chronic paraplegia, chronic progressive paraparesis, diplegia , diplegia of lower limbs, etc.
Unspecified diagnosis codes like G82.20 are acceptable when clinical information is unknown or not available about a particular condition. Although a more specific code is preferable, unspecified codes should be used when such codes most accurately reflect what is known about a patient's condition. Specific diagnosis codes should not be used if not supported by the patient's medical record.
Index to Diseases and Injuries
The Index to Diseases and Injuries is an alphabetical listing of medical terms, with each term mapped to one or more ICD-10 code(s). The following references for the code G82.20 are found in the index:
- - Paraplegia (lower) - G82.20
The following clinical terms are approximate synonyms or lay terms that might be used to identify the correct diagnosis code:
- Acute paraplegia
- Cerebral paraparesis
- Chronic paraplegia
- Chronic progressive paraparesis
- Diplegia of lower limbs
- Flaccid paraplegia
- O/E - paraplegia
- O/E - paraplegic in extension
- O/E - paraplegic in flexion
- Paraplegia with neurogenic bladder
- Paraplegic posture
- Paraplegic posture
- Paresis of lower extremity
- Posture paraplegic in extension
- Posture paraplegic in flexion
- Spastic paraparesis
- Spinal paraparesis
- Spinal paraplegia
- PARAPLEGIA-. severe or complete loss of motor function in the lower extremities and lower portions of the trunk. this condition is most often associated with spinal cord diseases although brain diseases; peripheral nervous system diseases; neuromuscular diseases; and muscular diseases may also cause bilateral leg weakness.
- SPASTIC PARAPLEGIA HEREDITARY-. a group of inherited diseases that share similar phenotypes but are genetically diverse. different genetic loci for autosomal recessive autosomal dominant and x linked forms of hereditary spastic paraplegia have been identified. clinically patients present with slowly progressive distal limb weakness and lower extremity spasticity. peripheral sensory neurons may be affected in the later stages of the disease. j neurol neurosurg psychiatry 1998 jan;641:61 6; curr opin neurol 1997 aug;104:313 8
- PARAPARESIS TROPICAL SPASTIC-. a subacute paralytic myeloneuropathy occurring endemically in tropical areas such as the caribbean colombia india and africa as well as in the southwestern region of japan; associated with infection by human t cell leukemia virus i. clinical manifestations include a slowly progressive spastic weakness of the legs increased reflexes babinski signs incontinence and loss of vibratory and position sensation. on pathologic examination inflammatory demyelination and necrotic lesions may be found in the spinal cord. adams et al. principles of neurology 6th ed p1239
Convert G82.20 to ICD-9 Code
The General Equivalency Mapping (GEM) crosswalk indicates an approximate mapping between the ICD-10 code G82.20 its ICD-9 equivalent. The approximate mapping means there is not an exact match between the ICD-10 code and the ICD-9 code and the mapped code is not a precise representation of the original code.
Information for Patients
Also called: Hemiplegia, Palsy, Paraplegia, Quadriplegia
Paralysis is the loss of muscle function in part of your body. It happens when something goes wrong with the way messages pass between your brain and muscles. Paralysis can be complete or partial. It can occur on one or both sides of your body. It can also occur in just one area, or it can be widespread. Paralysis of the lower half of your body, including both legs, is called paraplegia. Paralysis of the arms and legs is quadriplegia.
Most paralysis is due to strokes or injuries such as spinal cord injury or a broken neck. Other causes of paralysis include
- Nerve diseases such as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis
- Autoimmune diseases such as Guillain-Barre syndrome
- Bell's palsy, which affects muscles in the face
Polio used to be a cause of paralysis, but polio no longer occurs in the U.S.
- Hyperkalemic periodic paralysis (Medical Encyclopedia)
- Hypokalemic periodic paralysis (Medical Encyclopedia)
- Muscle function loss (Medical Encyclopedia)
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