ICD-10-CM Code M21.76

Unequal limb length (acquired), tibia and fibula

Version 2020 Non-Billable Code

Not Valid for Submission

M21.76 is a "header" nonspecific and non-billable code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of unequal limb length (acquired), tibia and fibula. The code is NOT valid for the year 2020 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions.

Short Description:Unequal limb length (acquired), tibia and fibula
Long Description:Unequal limb length (acquired), tibia and fibula

Consider the following ICD-10 codes with a higher level of specificity:

  • M21.761 - Unequal limb length (acquired), right tibia
  • M21.762 - Unequal limb length (acquired), left tibia
  • M21.763 - Unequal limb length (acquired), right fibula
  • M21.764 - Unequal limb length (acquired), left fibula
  • M21.769 - Unequal limb length (acquired), unspecified tibia and fibula

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 M21.76 are found in the index:

Code Classification

  • Diseases of the musculoskeletal system and connective tissue (M00–M99)
    • Other joint disorders (M20-M25)
      • Other acquired deformities of limbs (M21)

Code History

  • FY 2016 - New Code, effective from 10/1/2015 through 9/30/2016
    (First year ICD-10-CM implemented into the HIPAA code set)
  • FY 2017 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2016 through 9/30/2017
  • FY 2018 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2017 through 9/30/2018
  • FY 2019 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2018 through 9/30/2019
  • FY 2020 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2019 through 9/30/2020

Information for Patients

Leg Injuries and Disorders

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These injuries can affect the entire leg, or just the foot, ankle, knee, or hip. Certain diseases also lead to leg problems. For example, knee osteoarthritis, common in older people, can cause pain and limited motion. Problems in your veins in your legs can lead to varicose veins or deep vein thrombosis.

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