ICD-10-CM Code M80.071

Age-related osteoporosis with current pathological fracture, right ankle and foot

Version 2020 Non-Billable Code

Not Valid for Submission

M80.071 is a "header" nonspecific and non-billable code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of age-related osteoporosis with current pathological fracture, right ankle and foot. The code is NOT valid for the year 2020 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions. The ICD-10-CM code M80.071 might also be used to specify conditions or terms like pathological fracture of ankle, pathological fracture of ankle due to osteoporosis, pathological fracture of foot due to osteoporosis, pathological fracture of right ankle, pathological fracture of right ankle due to osteoporosis, pathological fracture of right foot, etc

ICD-10:M80.071
Short Description:Age-related osteopor w current path fracture, right ank/ft
Long Description:Age-related osteoporosis with current pathological fracture, right ankle and foot

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

  • M80.071A - ... initial encounter for fracture
  • M80.071D - ... subsequent encounter for fracture with routine healing
  • M80.071G - ... subsequent encounter for fracture with delayed healing
  • M80.071K - ... subsequent encounter for fracture with nonunion
  • M80.071P - ... subsequent encounter for fracture with malunion
  • M80.071S - ... sequela

Synonyms

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

  • Pathological fracture of ankle
  • Pathological fracture of ankle due to osteoporosis
  • Pathological fracture of foot due to osteoporosis
  • Pathological fracture of right ankle
  • Pathological fracture of right ankle due to osteoporosis
  • Pathological fracture of right foot
  • Pathological fracture of right foot due to osteoporosis

Code Classification

  • Diseases of the musculoskeletal system and connective tissue (M00–M99)
    • Disorders of bone density and structure (M80-M85)
      • Osteoporosis with current pathological fracture (M80)

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


Fractures

A fracture is a break, usually in a bone. If the broken bone punctures the skin, it is called an open or compound fracture. Fractures commonly happen because of car accidents, falls, or sports injuries. Other causes are low bone density and osteoporosis, which cause weakening of the bones. Overuse can cause stress fractures, which are very small cracks in the bone.

Symptoms of a fracture are

  • Intense pain
  • Deformity - the limb looks out of place
  • Swelling, bruising, or tenderness around the injury
  • Numbness and tingling
  • Problems moving a limb

You need to get medical care right away for any fracture. An x-ray can tell if your bone is broken. You may need to wear a cast or splint. Sometimes you need surgery to put in plates, pins or screws to keep the bone in place.


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Osteoporosis

Osteoporosis is a disease that thins and weakens the bones. Your bones become fragile and break easily, especially the bones in the hip, spine, and wrist. In the United States, millions of people either already have osteoporosis or are at high risk due to low bone mass.

Anyone can develop osteoporosis, but it is more common in older women. Risk factors include

  • Getting older
  • Being small and thin
  • Having a family history of osteoporosis
  • Taking certain medicines
  • Being a white or Asian woman
  • Having low bone density

Osteoporosis is a silent disease. You might not know you have it until you break a bone. A bone mineral density test is the best way to check your bone health.

To keep bones strong, eat a diet rich in calcium and vitamin D, exercise, and do not smoke. If needed, medicines can also help. It is also important to try to avoid falling down. Falls are the number one cause of fractures in older adults.

NIH: National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases


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