M21.751 - Unequal limb length (acquired), right femur

Version 2023
ICD-10:M21.751
Short Description:Unequal limb length (acquired), right femur
Long Description:Unequal limb length (acquired), right femur
Status: Valid for Submission
Version:ICD-10-CM 2023
Code Classification:
  • Diseases of the musculoskeletal system and connective tissue (M00–M99)
    • Other joint disorders (M20-M25)
      • Other acquired deformities of limbs (M21)

M21.751 is a billable ICD-10 code used to specify a medical diagnosis of unequal limb length (acquired), right femur. The code is valid during the fiscal year 2023 from October 01, 2022 through September 30, 2023 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions.

Approximate Synonyms

The following clinical terms are approximate synonyms or lay terms that might be used to identify the correct diagnosis code:

Clinical Information

Convert to ICD-9 Code

Source ICD-10 CodeTarget ICD-9 Code
M21.751736.81 - Unequal leg length
Approximate Flag - The approximate mapping means there is not an exact match between the ICD-10 and ICD-9 codes and the mapped code is not a precise representation of the original code.

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