ICD-10 Diagnosis Code M94.8X6

Other specified disorders of cartilage, lower leg

Diagnosis Code M94.8X6

ICD-10: M94.8X6
Short Description: Other specified disorders of cartilage, lower leg
Long Description: Other specified disorders of cartilage, lower leg
This is the 2018 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code M94.8X6

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Code Classification
  • Diseases of the musculoskeletal system and connective tissue (M00–M99)
    • Chondropathies (M91-M94)
      • Other disorders of cartilage (M94)

Information for Medical Professionals

Diagnostic Related Groups
The diagnosis code M94.8X6 is grouped in the following Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG V34.0)

  • 564 - OTHER MUSCULOSKELETAL SYSTEM AND CONNECTIVE TISSUE DIAGNOSES WITH MCC
  • 565 - OTHER MUSCULOSKELETAL SYSTEM AND CONNECTIVE TISSUE DIAGNOSES WITH CC
  • 566 - OTHER MUSCULOSKELETAL SYSTEM AND CONNECTIVE TISSUE DIAGNOSES WITHOUT CC/MCC

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Information for Patients


Cartilage Disorders

Cartilage is the tough but flexible tissue that covers the ends of your bones at a joint. It also gives shape and support to other parts of your body, such as your ears, nose and windpipe. Healthy cartilage helps you move by allowing your bones to glide over each other. It also protects bones by preventing them from rubbing against each other.

Injured, inflamed, or damaged cartilage can cause symptoms such as pain and limited movement. It can also lead to joint damage and deformity. Causes of cartilage problems include

  • Tears and injuries, such as sports injuries
  • Genetic factors
  • Other disorders, such as some types of arthritis

Osteoarthritis results from breakdown of cartilage.

NIH: National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases

  • Costochondritis (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Meniscus tears -- aftercare (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Pectus carinatum (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Pectus excavatum (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Perichondritis (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • What Are Growth Plate Injuries? - NIH (National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases)


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