ICD-10-CM Code M84.36

Stress fracture, tibia and fibula

Version 2020 Non-Billable Code

Not Valid for Submission

M84.36 is a "header" nonspecific and non-billable code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of stress fracture, tibia and fibula. The code is NOT valid for the year 2020 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions.

ICD-10:M84.36
Short Description:Stress fracture, tibia and fibula
Long Description:Stress fracture, tibia and fibula

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

  • M84.361 - Stress fracture, right tibia
  • M84.361A - Stress fracture, right tibia, initial encounter for fracture
  • M84.361D - Stress fracture, right tibia, subsequent encounter for fracture with routine healing
  • M84.361G - Stress fracture, right tibia, subsequent encounter for fracture with delayed healing
  • M84.361K - Stress fracture, right tibia, subsequent encounter for fracture with nonunion
  • M84.361P - Stress fracture, right tibia, subsequent encounter for fracture with malunion
  • M84.361S - Stress fracture, right tibia, sequela
  • M84.362 - Stress fracture, left tibia
  • M84.362A - Stress fracture, left tibia, initial encounter for fracture
  • M84.362D - Stress fracture, left tibia, subsequent encounter for fracture with routine healing
  • M84.362G - Stress fracture, left tibia, subsequent encounter for fracture with delayed healing
  • M84.362K - Stress fracture, left tibia, subsequent encounter for fracture with nonunion
  • M84.362P - Stress fracture, left tibia, subsequent encounter for fracture with malunion
  • M84.362S - Stress fracture, left tibia, sequela
  • M84.363 - Stress fracture, right fibula
  • M84.363A - Stress fracture, right fibula, initial encounter for fracture
  • M84.363D - Stress fracture, right fibula, subsequent encounter for fracture with routine healing
  • M84.363G - Stress fracture, right fibula, subsequent encounter for fracture with delayed healing
  • M84.363K - Stress fracture, right fibula, subsequent encounter for fracture with nonunion
  • M84.363P - Stress fracture, right fibula, subsequent encounter for fracture with malunion
  • M84.363S - Stress fracture, right fibula, sequela
  • M84.364 - Stress fracture, left fibula
  • M84.364A - Stress fracture, left fibula, initial encounter for fracture
  • M84.364D - Stress fracture, left fibula, subsequent encounter for fracture with routine healing
  • M84.364G - Stress fracture, left fibula, subsequent encounter for fracture with delayed healing
  • M84.364K - Stress fracture, left fibula, subsequent encounter for fracture with nonunion
  • M84.364P - Stress fracture, left fibula, subsequent encounter for fracture with malunion
  • M84.364S - Stress fracture, left fibula, sequela
  • M84.369 - Stress fracture, unspecified tibia and fibula
  • M84.369A - Stress fracture, unspecified tibia and fibula, initial encounter for fracture
  • M84.369D - Stress fracture, unspecified tibia and fibula, subsequent encounter for fracture with routine healing
  • M84.369G - Stress fracture, unspecified tibia and fibula, subsequent encounter for fracture with delayed healing
  • M84.369K - Stress fracture, unspecified tibia and fibula, subsequent encounter for fracture with nonunion
  • M84.369P - Stress fracture, unspecified tibia and fibula, subsequent encounter for fracture with malunion
  • M84.369S - Stress fracture, unspecified tibia and fibula, sequela

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 M84.36 are found in the index:


Code Classification

  • Diseases of the musculoskeletal system and connective tissue (M00–M99)
    • Disorders of bone density and structure (M80-M85)
      • Disorder of continuity of bone (M84)

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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Leg Injuries and Disorders

Your legs are made up of bones, blood vessels, muscles, and other connective tissue. They are important for motion and standing. Playing sports, running, falling, or having an accident can damage your legs. Common leg injuries include sprains and strains, joint dislocations, and fractures.

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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