2021 ICD-10-CM Code M92.50

Unspecified juvenile osteochondrosis of tibia and fibula

Version 2021
Replaced Code
Non-Billable Code
Unspecified Code

Not Valid for Submission

M92.50 is a "header" nonspecific and non-billable diagnosis code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of unspecified juvenile osteochondrosis of tibia and fibula. The code is NOT valid for the year 2021 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions. Category or Header define the heading of a category of codes that may be further subdivided by the use of 4th, 5th, 6th or 7th characters.

Unspecified diagnosis codes like M92.50 are acceptable when clinical information is unknown or not available about a particular condition. Although a more specific code is preferable, unspecified codes should be used when such codes most accurately reflect what is known about a patient's condition. Specific diagnosis codes should not be used if not supported by the patient's medical record.

ICD-10:M92.50
Short Description:Unspecified juvenile osteochondrosis of tibia and fibula
Long Description:Unspecified juvenile osteochondrosis of tibia and fibula

Code Classification

Specific Coding for Unspecified juvenile osteochondrosis of tibia and fibula

Header codes like M92.50 require more digits to indicate the appropriate level of specificity. Consider using any of the following ICD-10 codes with a higher level of specificity when coding for unspecified juvenile osteochondrosis of tibia and fibula:

  • M92.501 - Unspecified juvenile osteochondrosis, right leg
  • M92.502 - Unspecified juvenile osteochondrosis, left leg
  • M92.503 - Unspecified juvenile osteochondrosis, bilateral leg
  • M92.509 - Unspecified juvenile osteochondrosis, unspecified leg

Replaced Code

This code was replaced in the 2021 ICD-10 code set with the code(s) listed below. The National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) has published an update to the ICD-10-CM diagnosis codes which became effective October 1, 2020. This code was replaced for the FY 2021 (October 1, 2020 - September 30, 2021).


  • M92.501 - Unspecified juvenile osteochondrosis, right leg
  • M92.502 - Unspecified juvenile osteochondrosis, left leg
  • M92.503 - Unspecified juvenile osteochondrosis, bilateral leg
  • M92.509 - Unspecified juvenile osteochondrosis, unspecified leg
  • M92.591 - Other juvenile osteochon of tibia and fibula, right leg
  • M92.592 - Other juvenile osteochondrosis of tibia and fibula, left leg
  • M92.593 - Other juvenile osteochon of tibia and fibula, bilateral
  • M92.599 - Other juvenile osteochon of tibia and fibula, unsp leg

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 M92.50 are found in the index:

Convert M92.50 to ICD-9 Code

The General Equivalency Mapping (GEM) crosswalk indicates an approximate mapping between the ICD-10 code M92.50 its ICD-9 equivalent. The approximate mapping means there is not an exact match between the ICD-10 code and the ICD-9 code and the mapped code is not a precise representation of the original code.

Information for Patients


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Code History

  • FY 2021 - Code Deleted, effective from 10/1/2020 through 9/30/2021
  • FY 2020 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2019 through 9/30/2020
  • FY 2019 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2018 through 9/30/2019
  • FY 2018 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2017 through 9/30/2018
  • FY 2017 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2016 through 9/30/2017
  • FY 2016 - New Code, effective from 10/1/2015 through 9/30/2016 (First year ICD-10-CM implemented into the HIPAA code set)