ICD-9 Code 730.70

Osteopathy resulting from poliomyelitis, site unspecified

Not Valid for Submission

730.70 is a legacy non-billable code used to specify a medical diagnosis of osteopathy resulting from poliomyelitis, site unspecified. This code was replaced on September 30, 2015 by its ICD-10 equivalent.

ICD-9: 730.70
Short Description:Polio osteopathy-unspec
Long Description:Osteopathy resulting from poliomyelitis, site unspecified

Convert 730.70 to ICD-10

The following crosswalk between ICD-9 to ICD-10 is based based on the General Equivalence Mappings (GEMS) information:

  • M89.60 - Osteopathy after poliomyelitis, unspecified site

Code Classification

  • Diseases of the musculoskeletal system and connective tissue (710–739)
    • Osteopathies, chondropathies, and acquired musculoskeletal deformities (730-739)
      • 730 Osteomyelitis, periostitis, and other infections involving bone

Information for Medical Professionals

Code Edits

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Information for Patients


Polio and Post-Polio Syndrome

Also called: Infantile paralysis, PPS, Poliomyelitis

Polio is an infectious disease caused by a virus. The virus lives in an infected person's throat and intestines. It is most often spread by contact with the stool of an infected person. You can also get it from droplets if an infected person sneezes or coughs. It can contaminate food and water if people do not wash their hands.

Most people have no symptoms. If you have symptoms, they may include fever, fatigue, nausea, headache, flu-like symptoms, stiff neck and back, and pain in the limbs. A few people will become paralyzed. There is no treatment to reverse the paralysis of polio.

Some people who've had polio develop post-polio syndrome (PPS) years later. Symptoms include tiredness, new muscle weakness, and muscle and joint pain. There is no way to prevent or cure PPS.

The polio vaccine has wiped out polio in the United States and most other countries.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

  • Polio: Information for Parents (American Academy of Family Physicians)
  • Polio: Information for Parents (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)
  • Polio: Information for Parents (American Academy of Pediatrics)
  • Poliomyelitis

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ICD-9 Footnotes

General Equivalence Map Definitions
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  • Approximate Flag - The approximate flag is on, indicating that the relationship between the code in the source system and the code in the target system is an approximate equivalent.
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