Diagnosis Code M41
Information for Medical Professionals
References found for the code M41 in the Index of Diseases and Injuries:
- Includes Notes: Includes Notes
This note appears immediately under a three character code title to further define, or give examples of, the content of the category.
- Type 1 Excludes Notes: Type 1 Excludes Notes
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.
- congenital scoliosis NOS (Q67.5)
- congenital scoliosis due to bony malformation (Q76.3)
- postural congenital scoliosis (Q67.5)
- kyphoscoliotic heart disease (I27.1)
- postprocedural scoliosis (M96.-)
Information for Patients
Scoliosis causes a sideways curve of your backbone, or spine. These curves are often S- or C-shaped. Scoliosis is most common in late childhood and the early teens, when children grow fast. Girls are more likely to have it than boys. It can run in families. Symptoms include leaning to one side and having uneven shoulders and hips. Sometimes it is easy to notice, but not always.
Children may get screening for scoliosis at school or during a checkup. If it looks like there is a problem, your doctor will use your medical and family history, a physical exam, and imaging tests to make a diagnosis. Treatment depends on your age, how much more you're likely to grow, how much curving there is, and whether the curve is temporary or permanent. People with mild scoliosis might only need checkups to see if the curve is getting worse. Others might need to wear a brace or have surgery.
NIH: National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases
- Cervical MRI scan (Medical Encyclopedia)
- Scoliosis (Medical Encyclopedia)
- Scoliosis surgery - child (Medical Encyclopedia)
- Spinal fusion (Medical Encyclopedia)
- Thoracic spine x-ray (Medical Encyclopedia)