ICD-10-CM Code Q77

Osteochondrodysplasia with defects of growth of tubular bones and spine

Version 2020 Non-Billable Code

Not Valid for Submission

Q77 is a "header" nonspecific and non-billable code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of osteochondrodysplasia with defects of growth of tubular bones and spine. The code is NOT valid for the year 2020 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions.

ICD-10:Q77
Short Description:Osteochndrdys w defects of growth of tubular bones and spine
Long Description:Osteochondrodysplasia with defects of growth of tubular bones and spine

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

  • Q77.0 - Achondrogenesis
  • Q77.1 - Thanatophoric short stature
  • Q77.2 - Short rib syndrome
  • Q77.3 - Chondrodysplasia punctata
  • Q77.4 - Achondroplasia
  • Q77.5 - Diastrophic dysplasia
  • Q77.6 - Chondroectodermal dysplasia
  • Q77.7 - Spondyloepiphyseal dysplasia
  • Q77.8 - Other osteochondrodysplasia with defects of growth of tubular bones and spine
  • Q77.9 - ... 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 Q77:

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.

Type 2 Excludes

Type 2 Excludes
A type 2 excludes note represents "Not included here". An excludes2 note indicates that the condition excluded is not part of the condition represented by the code, but a patient may have both conditions at the same time. When an Excludes2 note appears under a code, it is acceptable to use both the code and the excluded code together, when appropriate.
  • congenital myotonic chondrodystrophy G71.13

Code Classification

  • Congenital malformations, deformations and chromosomal abnormalities (Q00-Q99)
    • Congenital malformations and deformations of the musculoskeletal system (Q65-Q79)
      • Osteochndrdys w defects of growth of tubular bones and spine (Q77)

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


Birth Defects

A birth defect is a problem that happens while a baby is developing in the mother's body. Most birth defects happen during the first 3 months of pregnancy. One out of every 33 babies in the United States is born with a birth defect.

A birth defect may affect how the body looks, works or both. Some birth defects like cleft lip or neural tube defects are structural problems that can be easy to see. To find others, like heart defects, doctors use special tests. Birth defects can range from mild to severe. Causes can include

  • Genetics
  • Exposures to medicines or chemicals. For example, alcohol abuse can cause fetal alcohol syndrome.
  • Infections during pregnancy
  • Certain medicines. Before you get pregnant, talk to your health care provider about any medicines you take.
  • Not getting enough of certain nutrients. For example, not getting enough folic acid before and during pregnancy is a key factor in causing neural tube defects.

For most birth defects, the cause is unknown.

Health care providers can diagnose certain birth defects during pregnancy, with prenatal tests. That's why it important to get regular prenatal care. Other birth defects may not be found until after the baby is born. Sometimes the defect is obvious right away. Other times, the health care provider may not discover it until later in life.

Babies with birth defects often need special care and treatments. The treatments may include surgery, medicines, assistive devices, and therapies.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention


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