ICD-10-CM Code M89.16

Physeal arrest, lower leg

Version 2020 Non-Billable Code

Not Valid for Submission

M89.16 is a "header" nonspecific and non-billable code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of physeal arrest, lower leg. The code is NOT valid for the year 2020 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions.

ICD-10:M89.16
Short Description:Physeal arrest, lower leg
Long Description:Physeal arrest, lower leg

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

  • M89.160 - Complete physeal arrest, right proximal tibia
  • M89.161 - Complete physeal arrest, left proximal tibia
  • M89.162 - Partial physeal arrest, right proximal tibia
  • M89.163 - Partial physeal arrest, left proximal tibia
  • M89.164 - Complete physeal arrest, right distal tibia
  • M89.165 - Complete physeal arrest, left distal tibia
  • M89.166 - Partial physeal arrest, right distal tibia
  • M89.167 - Partial physeal arrest, left distal tibia
  • M89.168 - Other physeal arrest of lower leg
  • M89.169 - ... unspecified

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 M89.16 are found in the index:


Code Classification

  • Diseases of the musculoskeletal system and connective tissue (M00–M99)
    • Other osteopathies (M86-M90)
      • Other disorders of bone (M89)

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


Bone Diseases

Your bones help you move, give you shape and support your body. They are living tissues that rebuild constantly throughout your life. During childhood and your teens, your body adds new bone faster than it removes old bone. After about age 20, you can lose bone faster than you make bone. To have strong bones when you are young, and to prevent bone loss when you are older, you need to get enough calcium, vitamin D, and exercise. You should also avoid smoking and drinking too much alcohol.

Bone diseases can make bones easy to break. Different kinds of bone problems include

  • Low bone density and osteoporosis, which make your bones weak and more likely to break
  • Osteogenesis imperfecta makes your bones brittle
  • Paget's disease of bone makes them weak
  • Bones can also develop cancer and infections
  • Other bone diseases, which are caused by poor nutrition, genetics, or problems with the rate of bone growth or rebuilding

NIH: National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases


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