ICD-10-CM Code M84.55

Pathological fracture in neoplastic disease, pelvis and femur

Version 2020 Non-Billable Code

Not Valid for Submission

M84.55 is a "header" nonspecific and non-billable code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of pathological fracture in neoplastic disease, pelvis and femur. The code is NOT valid for the year 2020 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions.

ICD-10:M84.55
Short Description:Path fracture in neoplastic disease, pelvis and femur
Long Description:Pathological fracture in neoplastic disease, pelvis and femur

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

  • M84.550 - Pathological fracture in neoplastic disease, pelvis
  • M84.550A - Pathological fracture in neoplastic disease, pelvis, initial encounter for fracture
  • M84.550D - Pathological fracture in neoplastic disease, pelvis, subsequent encounter for fracture with routine healing
  • M84.550G - Pathological fracture in neoplastic disease, pelvis, subsequent encounter for fracture with delayed healing
  • M84.550K - Pathological fracture in neoplastic disease, pelvis, subsequent encounter for fracture with nonunion
  • M84.550P - Pathological fracture in neoplastic disease, pelvis, subsequent encounter for fracture with malunion
  • M84.550S - Pathological fracture in neoplastic disease, pelvis, sequela
  • M84.551 - Pathological fracture in neoplastic disease, right femur
  • M84.551A - Pathological fracture in neoplastic disease, right femur, initial encounter for fracture
  • M84.551D - Pathological fracture in neoplastic disease, right femur, subsequent encounter for fracture with routine healing
  • M84.551G - Pathological fracture in neoplastic disease, right femur, subsequent encounter for fracture with delayed healing
  • M84.551K - Pathological fracture in neoplastic disease, right femur, subsequent encounter for fracture with nonunion
  • M84.551P - Pathological fracture in neoplastic disease, right femur, subsequent encounter for fracture with malunion
  • M84.551S - Pathological fracture in neoplastic disease, right femur, sequela
  • M84.552 - Pathological fracture in neoplastic disease, left femur
  • M84.552A - Pathological fracture in neoplastic disease, left femur, initial encounter for fracture
  • M84.552D - Pathological fracture in neoplastic disease, left femur, subsequent encounter for fracture with routine healing
  • M84.552G - Pathological fracture in neoplastic disease, left femur, subsequent encounter for fracture with delayed healing
  • M84.552K - Pathological fracture in neoplastic disease, left femur, subsequent encounter for fracture with nonunion
  • M84.552P - Pathological fracture in neoplastic disease, left femur, subsequent encounter for fracture with malunion
  • M84.552S - Pathological fracture in neoplastic disease, left femur, sequela
  • M84.553 - Pathological fracture in neoplastic disease, unspecified femur
  • M84.553A - Pathological fracture in neoplastic disease, unspecified femur, initial encounter for fracture
  • M84.553D - Pathological fracture in neoplastic disease, unspecified femur, subsequent encounter for fracture with routine healing
  • M84.553G - Pathological fracture in neoplastic disease, unspecified femur, subsequent encounter for fracture with delayed healing
  • M84.553K - Pathological fracture in neoplastic disease, unspecified femur, subsequent encounter for fracture with nonunion
  • M84.553P - Pathological fracture in neoplastic disease, unspecified femur, subsequent encounter for fracture with malunion
  • M84.553S - Pathological fracture in neoplastic disease, unspecified femur, sequela
  • M84.559 - Pathological fracture in neoplastic disease, hip, unspecified
  • M84.559A - Pathological fracture in neoplastic disease, hip, unspecified, initial encounter for fracture
  • M84.559D - Pathological fracture in neoplastic disease, hip, unspecified, subsequent encounter for fracture with routine healing
  • M84.559G - Pathological fracture in neoplastic disease, hip, unspecified, subsequent encounter for fracture with delayed healing
  • M84.559K - Pathological fracture in neoplastic disease, hip, unspecified, subsequent encounter for fracture with nonunion
  • M84.559P - Pathological fracture in neoplastic disease, hip, unspecified, subsequent encounter for fracture with malunion
  • M84.559S - Pathological fracture in neoplastic disease, hip, unspecified, 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 M84.55 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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Hip Injuries and Disorders

Your hip is the joint where your femur (thigh bone) meets your pelvis (hip bone). There are two main parts: a ball at the end of the femur, which fits in a socket in the pelvis. Your hip is known as a ball-and-socket joint. This is because you have a ball at the end of your femur, and it fits into a socket in your pelvis. This makes your hips very stable and allows for a wide range of motion. When they are healthy, it takes great force to hurt them. However, playing sports, running, overuse, or falling can sometimes lead to hip injuries such as

  • Strains
  • Bursitis
  • Dislocations
  • Fractures

Certain diseases also lead to hip injuries or problems. Osteoarthritis can cause pain and limited motion. Osteoporosis of the hip causes weak bones that break easily. Both of these are common in older people.

Another problem is hip dysplasia, where the ball at the end of the femur is loose in the hip socket. It can cause hip dislocation. Babies who have hip dysplasia are usually born with it, but sometimes they develop it later.

Treatment for hip disorders may include rest, medicines, physical therapy, or surgery, including hip replacement.


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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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