ICD-10 Diagnosis Code Q68.1

Congenital deformity of finger(s) and hand

Diagnosis Code Q68.1

ICD-10: Q68.1
Short Description: Congenital deformity of finger(s) and hand
Long Description: Congenital deformity of finger(s) and hand
This is the 2018 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code Q68.1

Valid for Submission
The code Q68.1 is valid for submission for HIPAA-covered transactions.

Code Classification
  • Congenital malformations, deformations and chromosomal abnormalities (Q00-Q99)
    • Congenital malformations and deformations of the musculoskeletal system (Q65-Q79)
      • Other congenital musculoskeletal deformities (Q68)

Information for Medical Professionals

Diagnostic Related Groups
The diagnosis code Q68.1 is grouped in the following Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG V34.0)


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The code Q68.1 is exempt from POA reporting.

  • Arachnodactyly
  • Brachydactyly
  • Brachydactyly syndrome type C
  • Brachydactyly syndrome type E
  • Broad thumbs
  • Camptodactyly
  • Camptodactyly
  • Camptodactyly of bilateral hands
  • Camptodactyly of left hand
  • Camptodactyly of right hand
  • Clinodactyly with delta phalanx
  • Clinodactyly, with no delta phalanx
  • Congenital abnormal shape of digit
  • Congenital abnormal shape of digit
  • Congenital anomaly of the hand
  • Congenital clinodactyly
  • Congenital deformity of left hand
  • Congenital deformity of right hand
  • Congenital spade-like hand
  • Constricting band of extremity
  • Constriction ring syndrome of upper limb
  • Deformity due to amniotic band
  • Deformity of digit of hand due to amniotic band
  • Deformity of thumb
  • Finding of form of thumb
  • Manus cava
  • Manus extensa
  • Manus flexa
  • Manus valga
  • Manus vara
  • On examination - hands - arachnodactyly
  • Spade-like hand
  • Talipomanus
  • Tarsal-carpal coalition syndrome
  • Thumb in palm deformity
  • Transverse arrest carpal level
  • Transverse arrest metacarpal first ray
  • Transverse arrest metacarpal second to fifth rays
  • Transverse deficiency of hand

Index of Diseases and Injuries
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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 vary from mild to severe. Some result from exposures to medicines or chemicals. For example, alcohol abuse can cause fetal alcohol syndrome. Infections during pregnancy can also result in birth defects. For most birth defects, the cause is unknown.

Some birth defects can be prevented. Taking folic acid can help prevent some birth defects. Talk to your doctor about any medicines you take. Some medicines can cause serious birth defects.

Babies with birth defects may need surgery or other medical treatments. Today, doctors can diagnose many birth defects in the womb. This enables them to treat or even correct some problems before the baby is born.

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