ICD-10-CM Code M84.551

Pathological fracture in neoplastic disease, right femur

Version 2020 Non-Billable Code

Not Valid for Submission

M84.551 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, right femur. The code is NOT valid for the year 2020 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions. The ICD-10-CM code M84.551 might also be used to specify conditions or terms like pathological fracture of proximal end of femur or pathological fracture of proximal right femur due to neoplastic disease or pathological fracture of right femur or pathological fracture of right femur due to neoplastic disease.

ICD-10:M84.551
Short Description:Pathological fracture in neoplastic disease, right femur
Long Description:Pathological fracture in neoplastic disease, right femur

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

  • M84.551A - ... initial encounter for fracture
  • M84.551D - ... subsequent encounter for fracture with routine healing
  • M84.551G - ... subsequent encounter for fracture with delayed healing
  • M84.551K - ... subsequent encounter for fracture with nonunion
  • M84.551P - ... subsequent encounter for fracture with malunion
  • M84.551S - ... 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 proximal end of femur
  • Pathological fracture of proximal right femur due to neoplastic disease
  • Pathological fracture of right femur
  • Pathological fracture of right femur due to neoplastic disease

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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