ICD-10-CM Code M75

Shoulder lesions

Version 2020 Non-Billable Code

Not Valid for Submission

M75 is a "header" nonspecific and non-billable code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of shoulder lesions. The code is NOT valid for the year 2020 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions.

ICD-10:M75
Short Description:Shoulder lesions
Long Description:Shoulder lesions

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

  • M75.0 - Adhesive capsulitis of shoulder
  • M75.00 - Adhesive capsulitis of unspecified shoulder
  • M75.01 - Adhesive capsulitis of right shoulder
  • M75.02 - Adhesive capsulitis of left shoulder
  • M75.1 - Rotator cuff tear or rupture, not specified as traumatic
  • M75.10 - Unspecified rotator cuff tear or rupture, not specified as traumatic
  • M75.100 - Unspecified rotator cuff tear or rupture of unspecified shoulder, not specified as traumatic
  • M75.101 - Unspecified rotator cuff tear or rupture of right shoulder, not specified as traumatic
  • M75.102 - Unspecified rotator cuff tear or rupture of left shoulder, not specified as traumatic
  • M75.11 - Incomplete rotator cuff tear or rupture not specified as traumatic
  • M75.110 - Incomplete rotator cuff tear or rupture of unspecified shoulder, not specified as traumatic
  • M75.111 - Incomplete rotator cuff tear or rupture of right shoulder, not specified as traumatic
  • M75.112 - Incomplete rotator cuff tear or rupture of left shoulder, not specified as traumatic
  • M75.12 - Complete rotator cuff tear or rupture not specified as traumatic
  • M75.120 - Complete rotator cuff tear or rupture of unspecified shoulder, not specified as traumatic
  • M75.121 - Complete rotator cuff tear or rupture of right shoulder, not specified as traumatic
  • M75.122 - Complete rotator cuff tear or rupture of left shoulder, not specified as traumatic
  • M75.2 - Bicipital tendinitis
  • M75.20 - Bicipital tendinitis, unspecified shoulder
  • M75.21 - Bicipital tendinitis, right shoulder
  • M75.22 - Bicipital tendinitis, left shoulder
  • M75.3 - Calcific tendinitis of shoulder
  • M75.30 - Calcific tendinitis of unspecified shoulder
  • M75.31 - Calcific tendinitis of right shoulder
  • M75.32 - Calcific tendinitis of left shoulder
  • M75.4 - Impingement syndrome of shoulder
  • M75.40 - Impingement syndrome of unspecified shoulder
  • M75.41 - Impingement syndrome of right shoulder
  • M75.42 - Impingement syndrome of left shoulder
  • M75.5 - Bursitis of shoulder
  • M75.50 - Bursitis of unspecified shoulder
  • M75.51 - Bursitis of right shoulder
  • M75.52 - Bursitis of left shoulder
  • M75.8 - Other shoulder lesions
  • M75.80 - Other shoulder lesions, unspecified shoulder
  • M75.81 - Other shoulder lesions, right shoulder
  • M75.82 - Other shoulder lesions, left shoulder
  • M75.9 - Shoulder lesion, unspecified
  • M75.90 - Shoulder lesion, unspecified, unspecified shoulder
  • M75.91 - Shoulder lesion, unspecified, right shoulder
  • M75.92 - Shoulder lesion, unspecified, left shoulder

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 M75:

Type 2 Excludes

Type 2 Excludes
A type 2 excludes note represents "Not included here". An excludes2 note indicates that the condition excluded is not part of the condition represented by the code, but a patient may have both conditions at the same time. When an Excludes2 note appears under a code, it is acceptable to use both the code and the excluded code together, when appropriate.
  • shoulder-hand syndrome M89.0

Code Classification

  • Diseases of the musculoskeletal system and connective tissue (M00–M99)
    • Other soft tissue disorders (M70-M79)
      • Shoulder lesions (M75)

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


Shoulder Injuries and Disorders

Your shoulder joint is composed of three bones: the clavicle (collarbone), the scapula (shoulder blade), and the humerus (upper arm bone). Your shoulders are the most movable joints in your body. They can also be unstable because the ball of the upper arm is larger than the shoulder socket that holds it. To remain in a stable or normal position, the shoulder must be anchored by muscles, tendons, and ligaments.

Because your shoulder can be unstable, it can be easily injured. Common problems include

  • Sprains and strains
  • Dislocations
  • Separations
  • Tendinitis
  • Bursitis
  • Torn rotator cuffs
  • Frozen shoulder
  • Fractures
  • Arthritis

Health care providers diagnose shoulder problems by using your medical history, a physical exam, and imaging tests.

Often, the first treatment for shoulder problems is RICE. This stands for Rest, Ice, Compression, and Elevation. Other treatments include exercise and medicines to reduce pain and swelling. If those don't work, you may need surgery.

NIH: National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases


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