M21.759 - Unequal limb length (acquired), unspecified femur

Version 2023
ICD-10:M21.759
Short Description:Unequal limb length (acquired), unspecified femur
Long Description:Unequal limb length (acquired), unspecified 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)

M21.759 is a billable ICD-10 code used to specify a medical diagnosis of unequal limb length (acquired), unspecified 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.

Unspecified diagnosis codes like M21.759 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.

Convert to ICD-9 Code

Source ICD-10 CodeTarget ICD-9 Code
M21.759736.81 - 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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