ICD-10-CM Code M87

Osteonecrosis

Version 2020 Non-Billable Code

Not Valid for Submission

M87 is a "header" nonspecific and non-billable code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of osteonecrosis. The code is NOT valid for the year 2020 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions.

ICD-10:M87
Short Description:Osteonecrosis
Long Description:Osteonecrosis

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

  • M87.0 - Idiopathic aseptic necrosis of bone
  • M87.00 - Idiopathic aseptic necrosis of unspecified bone
  • M87.01 - Idiopathic aseptic necrosis of shoulder
  • M87.011 - Idiopathic aseptic necrosis of right shoulder
  • M87.012 - Idiopathic aseptic necrosis of left shoulder
  • M87.019 - Idiopathic aseptic necrosis of unspecified shoulder
  • M87.02 - Idiopathic aseptic necrosis of humerus
  • M87.021 - Idiopathic aseptic necrosis of right humerus
  • M87.022 - Idiopathic aseptic necrosis of left humerus
  • M87.029 - Idiopathic aseptic necrosis of unspecified humerus
  • M87.03 - Idiopathic aseptic necrosis of radius, ulna and carpus
  • M87.031 - Idiopathic aseptic necrosis of right radius
  • M87.032 - Idiopathic aseptic necrosis of left radius
  • M87.033 - Idiopathic aseptic necrosis of unspecified radius
  • M87.034 - Idiopathic aseptic necrosis of right ulna
  • M87.035 - Idiopathic aseptic necrosis of left ulna
  • M87.036 - Idiopathic aseptic necrosis of unspecified ulna
  • M87.037 - Idiopathic aseptic necrosis of right carpus
  • M87.038 - Idiopathic aseptic necrosis of left carpus
  • M87.039 - Idiopathic aseptic necrosis of unspecified carpus
  • M87.04 - Idiopathic aseptic necrosis of hand and fingers
  • M87.041 - Idiopathic aseptic necrosis of right hand
  • M87.042 - Idiopathic aseptic necrosis of left hand
  • M87.043 - Idiopathic aseptic necrosis of unspecified hand
  • M87.044 - Idiopathic aseptic necrosis of right finger(s)
  • M87.045 - Idiopathic aseptic necrosis of left finger(s)
  • M87.046 - Idiopathic aseptic necrosis of unspecified finger(s)
  • M87.05 - Idiopathic aseptic necrosis of pelvis and femur
  • M87.050 - Idiopathic aseptic necrosis of pelvis
  • M87.051 - Idiopathic aseptic necrosis of right femur
  • M87.052 - Idiopathic aseptic necrosis of left femur
  • M87.059 - Idiopathic aseptic necrosis of unspecified femur
  • M87.06 - Idiopathic aseptic necrosis of tibia and fibula
  • M87.061 - Idiopathic aseptic necrosis of right tibia
  • M87.062 - Idiopathic aseptic necrosis of left tibia
  • M87.063 - Idiopathic aseptic necrosis of unspecified tibia
  • M87.064 - Idiopathic aseptic necrosis of right fibula
  • M87.065 - Idiopathic aseptic necrosis of left fibula
  • M87.066 - Idiopathic aseptic necrosis of unspecified fibula
  • M87.07 - Idiopathic aseptic necrosis of ankle, foot and toes
  • M87.071 - Idiopathic aseptic necrosis of right ankle
  • M87.072 - Idiopathic aseptic necrosis of left ankle
  • M87.073 - Idiopathic aseptic necrosis of unspecified ankle
  • M87.074 - Idiopathic aseptic necrosis of right foot
  • M87.075 - Idiopathic aseptic necrosis of left foot
  • M87.076 - Idiopathic aseptic necrosis of unspecified foot
  • M87.077 - Idiopathic aseptic necrosis of right toe(s)
  • M87.078 - Idiopathic aseptic necrosis of left toe(s)
  • M87.079 - Idiopathic aseptic necrosis of unspecified toe(s)
  • M87.08 - Idiopathic aseptic necrosis of bone, other site
  • M87.09 - Idiopathic aseptic necrosis of bone, multiple sites
  • M87.1 - Osteonecrosis due to drugs
  • M87.10 - Osteonecrosis due to drugs, unspecified bone
  • M87.11 - Osteonecrosis due to drugs, shoulder
  • M87.111 - Osteonecrosis due to drugs, right shoulder
  • M87.112 - Osteonecrosis due to drugs, left shoulder
  • M87.119 - Osteonecrosis due to drugs, unspecified shoulder
  • M87.12 - Osteonecrosis due to drugs, humerus
  • M87.121 - Osteonecrosis due to drugs, right humerus
  • M87.122 - Osteonecrosis due to drugs, left humerus
  • M87.129 - Osteonecrosis due to drugs, unspecified humerus
  • M87.13 - Osteonecrosis due to drugs of radius, ulna and carpus
  • M87.131 - Osteonecrosis due to drugs of right radius
  • M87.132 - Osteonecrosis due to drugs of left radius
  • M87.133 - Osteonecrosis due to drugs of unspecified radius
  • M87.134 - Osteonecrosis due to drugs of right ulna
  • M87.135 - Osteonecrosis due to drugs of left ulna
  • M87.136 - Osteonecrosis due to drugs of unspecified ulna
  • M87.137 - Osteonecrosis due to drugs of right carpus
  • M87.138 - Osteonecrosis due to drugs of left carpus
  • M87.139 - Osteonecrosis due to drugs of unspecified carpus
  • M87.14 - Osteonecrosis due to drugs, hand and fingers
  • M87.141 - Osteonecrosis due to drugs, right hand
  • M87.142 - Osteonecrosis due to drugs, left hand
  • M87.143 - Osteonecrosis due to drugs, unspecified hand
  • M87.144 - Osteonecrosis due to drugs, right finger(s)
  • M87.145 - Osteonecrosis due to drugs, left finger(s)
  • M87.146 - Osteonecrosis due to drugs, unspecified finger(s)
  • M87.15 - Osteonecrosis due to drugs, pelvis and femur
  • M87.150 - Osteonecrosis due to drugs, pelvis
  • M87.151 - Osteonecrosis due to drugs, right femur
  • M87.152 - Osteonecrosis due to drugs, left femur
  • M87.159 - Osteonecrosis due to drugs, unspecified femur
  • M87.16 - Osteonecrosis due to drugs, tibia and fibula
  • M87.161 - Osteonecrosis due to drugs, right tibia
  • M87.162 - Osteonecrosis due to drugs, left tibia
  • M87.163 - Osteonecrosis due to drugs, unspecified tibia
  • M87.164 - Osteonecrosis due to drugs, right fibula
  • M87.165 - Osteonecrosis due to drugs, left fibula
  • M87.166 - Osteonecrosis due to drugs, unspecified fibula
  • M87.17 - Osteonecrosis due to drugs, ankle, foot and toes
  • M87.171 - Osteonecrosis due to drugs, right ankle
  • M87.172 - Osteonecrosis due to drugs, left ankle
  • M87.173 - Osteonecrosis due to drugs, unspecified ankle
  • M87.174 - Osteonecrosis due to drugs, right foot
  • M87.175 - Osteonecrosis due to drugs, left foot
  • M87.176 - Osteonecrosis due to drugs, unspecified foot
  • M87.177 - Osteonecrosis due to drugs, right toe(s)
  • M87.178 - Osteonecrosis due to drugs, left toe(s)
  • M87.179 - Osteonecrosis due to drugs, unspecified toe(s)
  • M87.18 - Osteonecrosis due to drugs, other site
  • M87.180 - Osteonecrosis due to drugs, jaw
  • M87.188 - Osteonecrosis due to drugs, other site
  • M87.19 - Osteonecrosis due to drugs, multiple sites
  • M87.2 - Osteonecrosis due to previous trauma
  • M87.20 - Osteonecrosis due to previous trauma, unspecified bone
  • M87.21 - Osteonecrosis due to previous trauma, shoulder
  • M87.211 - Osteonecrosis due to previous trauma, right shoulder
  • M87.212 - Osteonecrosis due to previous trauma, left shoulder
  • M87.219 - Osteonecrosis due to previous trauma, unspecified shoulder
  • M87.22 - Osteonecrosis due to previous trauma, humerus
  • M87.221 - Osteonecrosis due to previous trauma, right humerus
  • M87.222 - Osteonecrosis due to previous trauma, left humerus
  • M87.229 - Osteonecrosis due to previous trauma, unspecified humerus
  • M87.23 - Osteonecrosis due to previous trauma of radius, ulna and carpus
  • M87.231 - Osteonecrosis due to previous trauma of right radius
  • M87.232 - Osteonecrosis due to previous trauma of left radius
  • M87.233 - Osteonecrosis due to previous trauma of unspecified radius
  • M87.234 - Osteonecrosis due to previous trauma of right ulna
  • M87.235 - Osteonecrosis due to previous trauma of left ulna
  • M87.236 - Osteonecrosis due to previous trauma of unspecified ulna
  • M87.237 - Osteonecrosis due to previous trauma of right carpus
  • M87.238 - Osteonecrosis due to previous trauma of left carpus
  • M87.239 - Osteonecrosis due to previous trauma of unspecified carpus
  • M87.24 - Osteonecrosis due to previous trauma, hand and fingers
  • M87.241 - Osteonecrosis due to previous trauma, right hand
  • M87.242 - Osteonecrosis due to previous trauma, left hand
  • M87.243 - Osteonecrosis due to previous trauma, unspecified hand
  • M87.244 - Osteonecrosis due to previous trauma, right finger(s)
  • M87.245 - Osteonecrosis due to previous trauma, left finger(s)
  • M87.246 - Osteonecrosis due to previous trauma, unspecified finger(s)
  • M87.25 - Osteonecrosis due to previous trauma, pelvis and femur
  • M87.250 - Osteonecrosis due to previous trauma, pelvis
  • M87.251 - Osteonecrosis due to previous trauma, right femur
  • M87.252 - Osteonecrosis due to previous trauma, left femur
  • M87.256 - Osteonecrosis due to previous trauma, unspecified femur
  • M87.26 - Osteonecrosis due to previous trauma, tibia and fibula
  • M87.261 - Osteonecrosis due to previous trauma, right tibia
  • M87.262 - Osteonecrosis due to previous trauma, left tibia
  • M87.263 - Osteonecrosis due to previous trauma, unspecified tibia
  • M87.264 - Osteonecrosis due to previous trauma, right fibula
  • M87.265 - Osteonecrosis due to previous trauma, left fibula
  • M87.266 - Osteonecrosis due to previous trauma, unspecified fibula
  • M87.27 - Osteonecrosis due to previous trauma, ankle, foot and toes
  • M87.271 - Osteonecrosis due to previous trauma, right ankle
  • M87.272 - Osteonecrosis due to previous trauma, left ankle
  • M87.273 - Osteonecrosis due to previous trauma, unspecified ankle
  • M87.274 - Osteonecrosis due to previous trauma, right foot
  • M87.275 - Osteonecrosis due to previous trauma, left foot
  • M87.276 - Osteonecrosis due to previous trauma, unspecified foot
  • M87.277 - Osteonecrosis due to previous trauma, right toe(s)
  • M87.278 - Osteonecrosis due to previous trauma, left toe(s)
  • M87.279 - Osteonecrosis due to previous trauma, unspecified toe(s)
  • M87.28 - Osteonecrosis due to previous trauma, other site
  • M87.29 - Osteonecrosis due to previous trauma, multiple sites
  • M87.3 - Other secondary osteonecrosis
  • M87.30 - Other secondary osteonecrosis, unspecified bone
  • M87.31 - Other secondary osteonecrosis, shoulder
  • M87.311 - Other secondary osteonecrosis, right shoulder
  • M87.312 - Other secondary osteonecrosis, left shoulder
  • M87.319 - Other secondary osteonecrosis, unspecified shoulder
  • M87.32 - Other secondary osteonecrosis, humerus
  • M87.321 - Other secondary osteonecrosis, right humerus
  • M87.322 - Other secondary osteonecrosis, left humerus
  • M87.329 - Other secondary osteonecrosis, unspecified humerus
  • M87.33 - Other secondary osteonecrosis of radius, ulna and carpus
  • M87.331 - Other secondary osteonecrosis of right radius
  • M87.332 - Other secondary osteonecrosis of left radius
  • M87.333 - Other secondary osteonecrosis of unspecified radius
  • M87.334 - Other secondary osteonecrosis of right ulna
  • M87.335 - Other secondary osteonecrosis of left ulna
  • M87.336 - Other secondary osteonecrosis of unspecified ulna
  • M87.337 - Other secondary osteonecrosis of right carpus
  • M87.338 - Other secondary osteonecrosis of left carpus
  • M87.339 - Other secondary osteonecrosis of unspecified carpus
  • M87.34 - Other secondary osteonecrosis, hand and fingers
  • M87.341 - Other secondary osteonecrosis, right hand
  • M87.342 - Other secondary osteonecrosis, left hand
  • M87.343 - Other secondary osteonecrosis, unspecified hand
  • M87.344 - Other secondary osteonecrosis, right finger(s)
  • M87.345 - Other secondary osteonecrosis, left finger(s)
  • M87.346 - Other secondary osteonecrosis, unspecified finger(s)
  • M87.35 - Other secondary osteonecrosis, pelvis and femur
  • M87.350 - Other secondary osteonecrosis, pelvis
  • M87.351 - Other secondary osteonecrosis, right femur
  • M87.352 - Other secondary osteonecrosis, left femur
  • M87.353 - Other secondary osteonecrosis, unspecified femur
  • M87.36 - Other secondary osteonecrosis, tibia and fibula
  • M87.361 - Other secondary osteonecrosis, right tibia
  • M87.362 - Other secondary osteonecrosis, left tibia
  • M87.363 - Other secondary osteonecrosis, unspecified tibia
  • M87.364 - Other secondary osteonecrosis, right fibula
  • M87.365 - Other secondary osteonecrosis, left fibula
  • M87.366 - Other secondary osteonecrosis, unspecified fibula
  • M87.37 - Other secondary osteonecrosis, ankle and foot
  • M87.371 - Other secondary osteonecrosis, right ankle
  • M87.372 - Other secondary osteonecrosis, left ankle
  • M87.373 - Other secondary osteonecrosis, unspecified ankle
  • M87.374 - Other secondary osteonecrosis, right foot
  • M87.375 - Other secondary osteonecrosis, left foot
  • M87.376 - Other secondary osteonecrosis, unspecified foot
  • M87.377 - Other secondary osteonecrosis, right toe(s)
  • M87.378 - Other secondary osteonecrosis, left toe(s)
  • M87.379 - Other secondary osteonecrosis, unspecified toe(s)
  • M87.38 - Other secondary osteonecrosis, other site
  • M87.39 - Other secondary osteonecrosis, multiple sites
  • M87.8 - Other osteonecrosis
  • M87.80 - Other osteonecrosis, unspecified bone
  • M87.81 - Other osteonecrosis, shoulder
  • M87.811 - Other osteonecrosis, right shoulder
  • M87.812 - Other osteonecrosis, left shoulder
  • M87.819 - Other osteonecrosis, unspecified shoulder
  • M87.82 - Other osteonecrosis, humerus
  • M87.821 - Other osteonecrosis, right humerus
  • M87.822 - Other osteonecrosis, left humerus
  • M87.829 - Other osteonecrosis, unspecified humerus
  • M87.83 - Other osteonecrosis of radius, ulna and carpus
  • M87.831 - Other osteonecrosis of right radius
  • M87.832 - Other osteonecrosis of left radius
  • M87.833 - Other osteonecrosis of unspecified radius
  • M87.834 - Other osteonecrosis of right ulna
  • M87.835 - Other osteonecrosis of left ulna
  • M87.836 - Other osteonecrosis of unspecified ulna
  • M87.837 - Other osteonecrosis of right carpus
  • M87.838 - Other osteonecrosis of left carpus
  • M87.839 - Other osteonecrosis of unspecified carpus
  • M87.84 - Other osteonecrosis, hand and fingers
  • M87.841 - Other osteonecrosis, right hand
  • M87.842 - Other osteonecrosis, left hand
  • M87.843 - Other osteonecrosis, unspecified hand
  • M87.844 - Other osteonecrosis, right finger(s)
  • M87.845 - Other osteonecrosis, left finger(s)
  • M87.849 - Other osteonecrosis, unspecified finger(s)
  • M87.85 - Other osteonecrosis, pelvis and femur
  • M87.850 - Other osteonecrosis, pelvis
  • M87.851 - Other osteonecrosis, right femur
  • M87.852 - Other osteonecrosis, left femur
  • M87.859 - Other osteonecrosis, unspecified femur
  • M87.86 - Other osteonecrosis, tibia and fibula
  • M87.861 - Other osteonecrosis, right tibia
  • M87.862 - Other osteonecrosis, left tibia
  • M87.863 - Other osteonecrosis, unspecified tibia
  • M87.864 - Other osteonecrosis, right fibula
  • M87.865 - Other osteonecrosis, left fibula
  • M87.869 - Other osteonecrosis, unspecified fibula
  • M87.87 - Other osteonecrosis, ankle, foot and toes
  • M87.871 - Other osteonecrosis, right ankle
  • M87.872 - Other osteonecrosis, left ankle
  • M87.873 - Other osteonecrosis, unspecified ankle
  • M87.874 - Other osteonecrosis, right foot
  • M87.875 - Other osteonecrosis, left foot
  • M87.876 - Other osteonecrosis, unspecified foot
  • M87.877 - Other osteonecrosis, right toe(s)
  • M87.878 - Other osteonecrosis, left toe(s)
  • M87.879 - Other osteonecrosis, unspecified toe(s)
  • M87.88 - Other osteonecrosis, other site
  • M87.89 - Other osteonecrosis, multiple sites
  • M87.9 - ... unspecified

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 M87:

Includes

Includes
This note appears immediately under a three character code title to further define, or give examples of, the content of the category.
  • avascular necrosis of bone

Use Additional Code

Use Additional Code
The “use additional code” indicates that a secondary code could be used to further specify the patient’s condition. This note is not mandatory and is only used if enough information is available to assign an additional code.
  • code to identify major osseous defect, if applicable M89.7

Type 1 Excludes

Type 1 Excludes
A type 1 excludes note is a pure excludes note. It means "NOT CODED HERE!" An Excludes1 note indicates that the code excluded should never be used at the same time as the code above the Excludes1 note. An Excludes1 is used when two conditions cannot occur together, such as a congenital form versus an acquired form of the same condition.
  • juvenile osteonecrosis M91 M92
  • osteochondropathies M90 M93

Clinical Information

  • OSTEONECROSIS-. death of a bone or part of a bone either atraumatic or posttraumatic.
  • BISPHOSPHONATE ASSOCIATED OSTEONECROSIS OF THE JAW-. necrotic jaws or other maxillofacial skeleton necrosis associated with bisphosphonate use see bisphosphonates. injury dental procedures and trauma can trigger the necrotic process.

Code Classification

  • Diseases of the musculoskeletal system and connective tissue (M00–M99)
    • Other osteopathies (M86-M90)
      • Osteonecrosis (M87)

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


Osteonecrosis

Osteonecrosis is a disease caused by reduced blood flow to bones in the joints. In people with healthy bones, new bone is always replacing old bone. In osteonecrosis, the lack of blood causes the bone to break down faster than the body can make enough new bone. The bone starts to die and may break down.

You can have osteonecrosis in one or several bones. It is most common in the upper leg. Other common sites are your upper arm and your knees, shoulders and ankles. The disease can affect men and women of any age, but it usually strikes in your thirties, forties or fifties.

At first, you might not have any symptoms. As the disease gets worse, you will probably have joint pain that becomes more severe. You may not be able to bend or move the affected joint very well.

No one is sure what causes the disease. Risk factors include

  • Long-term steroid treatment
  • Alcohol abuse
  • Joint injuries
  • Having certain diseases, including arthritis and cancer

Doctors use imaging tests and other tests to diagnose osteonecrosis. Treatments include medicines, using crutches, limiting activities that put weight on the affected joints, electrical stimulation and surgery.

NIH: National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases


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