ICD-10-CM Code M71

Other bursopathies

Version 2020 Non-Billable Code

Not Valid for Submission

M71 is a "header" nonspecific and non-billable code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of other bursopathies. The code is NOT valid for the year 2020 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions.

ICD-10:M71
Short Description:Other bursopathies
Long Description:Other bursopathies

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

  • M71.0 - Abscess of bursa
  • M71.00 - Abscess of bursa, unspecified site
  • M71.01 - Abscess of bursa, shoulder
  • M71.011 - Abscess of bursa, right shoulder
  • M71.012 - Abscess of bursa, left shoulder
  • M71.019 - Abscess of bursa, unspecified shoulder
  • M71.02 - Abscess of bursa, elbow
  • M71.021 - Abscess of bursa, right elbow
  • M71.022 - Abscess of bursa, left elbow
  • M71.029 - Abscess of bursa, unspecified elbow
  • M71.03 - Abscess of bursa, wrist
  • M71.031 - Abscess of bursa, right wrist
  • M71.032 - Abscess of bursa, left wrist
  • M71.039 - Abscess of bursa, unspecified wrist
  • M71.04 - Abscess of bursa, hand
  • M71.041 - Abscess of bursa, right hand
  • M71.042 - Abscess of bursa, left hand
  • M71.049 - Abscess of bursa, unspecified hand
  • M71.05 - Abscess of bursa, hip
  • M71.051 - Abscess of bursa, right hip
  • M71.052 - Abscess of bursa, left hip
  • M71.059 - Abscess of bursa, unspecified hip
  • M71.06 - Abscess of bursa, knee
  • M71.061 - Abscess of bursa, right knee
  • M71.062 - Abscess of bursa, left knee
  • M71.069 - Abscess of bursa, unspecified knee
  • M71.07 - Abscess of bursa, ankle and foot
  • M71.071 - Abscess of bursa, right ankle and foot
  • M71.072 - Abscess of bursa, left ankle and foot
  • M71.079 - Abscess of bursa, unspecified ankle and foot
  • M71.08 - Abscess of bursa, other site
  • M71.09 - Abscess of bursa, multiple sites
  • M71.1 - Other infective bursitis
  • M71.10 - Other infective bursitis, unspecified site
  • M71.11 - Other infective bursitis, shoulder
  • M71.111 - Other infective bursitis, right shoulder
  • M71.112 - Other infective bursitis, left shoulder
  • M71.119 - Other infective bursitis, unspecified shoulder
  • M71.12 - Other infective bursitis, elbow
  • M71.121 - Other infective bursitis, right elbow
  • M71.122 - Other infective bursitis, left elbow
  • M71.129 - Other infective bursitis, unspecified elbow
  • M71.13 - Other infective bursitis, wrist
  • M71.131 - Other infective bursitis, right wrist
  • M71.132 - Other infective bursitis, left wrist
  • M71.139 - Other infective bursitis, unspecified wrist
  • M71.14 - Other infective bursitis, hand
  • M71.141 - Other infective bursitis, right hand
  • M71.142 - Other infective bursitis, left hand
  • M71.149 - Other infective bursitis, unspecified hand
  • M71.15 - Other infective bursitis, hip
  • M71.151 - Other infective bursitis, right hip
  • M71.152 - Other infective bursitis, left hip
  • M71.159 - Other infective bursitis, unspecified hip
  • M71.16 - Other infective bursitis, knee
  • M71.161 - Other infective bursitis, right knee
  • M71.162 - Other infective bursitis, left knee
  • M71.169 - Other infective bursitis, unspecified knee
  • M71.17 - Other infective bursitis, ankle and foot
  • M71.171 - Other infective bursitis, right ankle and foot
  • M71.172 - Other infective bursitis, left ankle and foot
  • M71.179 - Other infective bursitis, unspecified ankle and foot
  • M71.18 - Other infective bursitis, other site
  • M71.19 - Other infective bursitis, multiple sites
  • M71.2 - Synovial cyst of popliteal space [Baker]
  • M71.20 - Synovial cyst of popliteal space [Baker], unspecified knee
  • M71.21 - Synovial cyst of popliteal space [Baker], right knee
  • M71.22 - Synovial cyst of popliteal space [Baker], left knee
  • M71.3 - Other bursal cyst
  • M71.30 - Other bursal cyst, unspecified site
  • M71.31 - Other bursal cyst, shoulder
  • M71.311 - Other bursal cyst, right shoulder
  • M71.312 - Other bursal cyst, left shoulder
  • M71.319 - Other bursal cyst, unspecified shoulder
  • M71.32 - Other bursal cyst, elbow
  • M71.321 - Other bursal cyst, right elbow
  • M71.322 - Other bursal cyst, left elbow
  • M71.329 - Other bursal cyst, unspecified elbow
  • M71.33 - Other bursal cyst, wrist
  • M71.331 - Other bursal cyst, right wrist
  • M71.332 - Other bursal cyst, left wrist
  • M71.339 - Other bursal cyst, unspecified wrist
  • M71.34 - Other bursal cyst, hand
  • M71.341 - Other bursal cyst, right hand
  • M71.342 - Other bursal cyst, left hand
  • M71.349 - Other bursal cyst, unspecified hand
  • M71.35 - Other bursal cyst, hip
  • M71.351 - Other bursal cyst, right hip
  • M71.352 - Other bursal cyst, left hip
  • M71.359 - Other bursal cyst, unspecified hip
  • M71.37 - Other bursal cyst, ankle and foot
  • M71.371 - Other bursal cyst, right ankle and foot
  • M71.372 - Other bursal cyst, left ankle and foot
  • M71.379 - Other bursal cyst, unspecified ankle and foot
  • M71.38 - Other bursal cyst, other site
  • M71.39 - Other bursal cyst, multiple sites
  • M71.4 - Calcium deposit in bursa
  • M71.40 - Calcium deposit in bursa, unspecified site
  • M71.42 - Calcium deposit in bursa, elbow
  • M71.421 - Calcium deposit in bursa, right elbow
  • M71.422 - Calcium deposit in bursa, left elbow
  • M71.429 - Calcium deposit in bursa, unspecified elbow
  • M71.43 - Calcium deposit in bursa, wrist
  • M71.431 - Calcium deposit in bursa, right wrist
  • M71.432 - Calcium deposit in bursa, left wrist
  • M71.439 - Calcium deposit in bursa, unspecified wrist
  • M71.44 - Calcium deposit in bursa, hand
  • M71.441 - Calcium deposit in bursa, right hand
  • M71.442 - Calcium deposit in bursa, left hand
  • M71.449 - Calcium deposit in bursa, unspecified hand
  • M71.45 - Calcium deposit in bursa, hip
  • M71.451 - Calcium deposit in bursa, right hip
  • M71.452 - Calcium deposit in bursa, left hip
  • M71.459 - Calcium deposit in bursa, unspecified hip
  • M71.46 - Calcium deposit in bursa, knee
  • M71.461 - Calcium deposit in bursa, right knee
  • M71.462 - Calcium deposit in bursa, left knee
  • M71.469 - Calcium deposit in bursa, unspecified knee
  • M71.47 - Calcium deposit in bursa, ankle and foot
  • M71.471 - Calcium deposit in bursa, right ankle and foot
  • M71.472 - Calcium deposit in bursa, left ankle and foot
  • M71.479 - Calcium deposit in bursa, unspecified ankle and foot
  • M71.48 - Calcium deposit in bursa, other site
  • M71.49 - Calcium deposit in bursa, multiple sites
  • M71.5 - Other bursitis, not elsewhere classified
  • M71.50 - Other bursitis, not elsewhere classified, unspecified site
  • M71.52 - Other bursitis, not elsewhere classified, elbow
  • M71.521 - Other bursitis, not elsewhere classified, right elbow
  • M71.522 - Other bursitis, not elsewhere classified, left elbow
  • M71.529 - Other bursitis, not elsewhere classified, unspecified elbow
  • M71.53 - Other bursitis, not elsewhere classified, wrist
  • M71.531 - Other bursitis, not elsewhere classified, right wrist
  • M71.532 - Other bursitis, not elsewhere classified, left wrist
  • M71.539 - Other bursitis, not elsewhere classified, unspecified wrist
  • M71.54 - Other bursitis, not elsewhere classified, hand
  • M71.541 - Other bursitis, not elsewhere classified, right hand
  • M71.542 - Other bursitis, not elsewhere classified, left hand
  • M71.549 - Other bursitis, not elsewhere classified, unspecified hand
  • M71.55 - Other bursitis, not elsewhere classified, hip
  • M71.551 - Other bursitis, not elsewhere classified, right hip
  • M71.552 - Other bursitis, not elsewhere classified, left hip
  • M71.559 - Other bursitis, not elsewhere classified, unspecified hip
  • M71.56 - Other bursitis, not elsewhere classified, knee
  • M71.561 - Other bursitis, not elsewhere classified, right knee
  • M71.562 - Other bursitis, not elsewhere classified, left knee
  • M71.569 - Other bursitis, not elsewhere classified, unspecified knee
  • M71.57 - Other bursitis, not elsewhere classified, ankle and foot
  • M71.571 - Other bursitis, not elsewhere classified, right ankle and foot
  • M71.572 - Other bursitis, not elsewhere classified, left ankle and foot
  • M71.579 - Other bursitis, not elsewhere classified, unspecified ankle and foot
  • M71.58 - Other bursitis, not elsewhere classified, other site
  • M71.8 - Other specified bursopathies
  • M71.80 - Other specified bursopathies, unspecified site
  • M71.81 - Other specified bursopathies, shoulder
  • M71.811 - Other specified bursopathies, right shoulder
  • M71.812 - Other specified bursopathies, left shoulder
  • M71.819 - Other specified bursopathies, unspecified shoulder
  • M71.82 - Other specified bursopathies, elbow
  • M71.821 - Other specified bursopathies, right elbow
  • M71.822 - Other specified bursopathies, left elbow
  • M71.829 - Other specified bursopathies, unspecified elbow
  • M71.83 - Other specified bursopathies, wrist
  • M71.831 - Other specified bursopathies, right wrist
  • M71.832 - Other specified bursopathies, left wrist
  • M71.839 - Other specified bursopathies, unspecified wrist
  • M71.84 - Other specified bursopathies, hand
  • M71.841 - Other specified bursopathies, right hand
  • M71.842 - Other specified bursopathies, left hand
  • M71.849 - Other specified bursopathies, unspecified hand
  • M71.85 - Other specified bursopathies, hip
  • M71.851 - Other specified bursopathies, right hip
  • M71.852 - Other specified bursopathies, left hip
  • M71.859 - Other specified bursopathies, unspecified hip
  • M71.86 - Other specified bursopathies, knee
  • M71.861 - Other specified bursopathies, right knee
  • M71.862 - Other specified bursopathies, left knee
  • M71.869 - Other specified bursopathies, unspecified knee
  • M71.87 - Other specified bursopathies, ankle and foot
  • M71.871 - Other specified bursopathies, right ankle and foot
  • M71.872 - Other specified bursopathies, left ankle and foot
  • M71.879 - Other specified bursopathies, unspecified ankle and foot
  • M71.88 - Other specified bursopathies, other site
  • M71.89 - Other specified bursopathies, multiple sites
  • M71.9 - Bursopathy, unspecified

Tabular List of Diseases and Injuries

The Tabular List of Diseases and Injuries is a list of ICD-10 codes, organized "head to toe" into chapters and sections with guidance for inclusions, exclusions, descriptions and more. The following references are applicable to the code M71:

Type 1 Excludes

Type 1 Excludes
A type 1 excludes note is a pure excludes note. It means "NOT CODED HERE!" An Excludes1 note indicates that the code excluded should never be used at the same time as the code above the Excludes1 note. An Excludes1 is used when two conditions cannot occur together, such as a congenital form versus an acquired form of the same condition.
  • bunion M20.1
  • bursitis related to use, overuse or pressure M70
  • enthesopathies M76 M77

Code Classification

  • Diseases of the musculoskeletal system and connective tissue (M00–M99)
    • Other soft tissue disorders (M70-M79)
      • Other bursopathies (M71)

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


Joint Disorders

A joint is where two or more bones come together, like the knee, hip, elbow, or shoulder. Joints can be damaged by many types of injuries or diseases, including

  • Arthritis - inflammation of a joint. It causes pain, stiffness, and swelling. Over time, the joint can become severely damaged.
  • Bursitis - inflammation of a fluid-filled sac that cushions the joint
  • Dislocations - injuries that force the ends of the bones out of position

Treatment of joint problems depends on the cause. If you have a sports injury, treatment often begins with the RICE (Rest, Ice, Compression, and Elevation) method to relieve pain, reduce swelling, and speed healing. Other possible treatments include pain relievers, keeping the injured area from moving, rehabilitation, and sometimes surgery. For arthritis, injuries, or other diseases, you may need joint replacement surgery to remove the damaged joint and put in a new one.

NIH: National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases


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