ICD-9 Diagnosis Code 736.81

Unequal leg length

Diagnosis Code 736.81

ICD-9: 736.81
Short Description: Unequal leg length
Long Description: Unequal leg length (acquired)
This is the 2014 version of the ICD-9-CM diagnosis code 736.81

Code Classification
  • Diseases of the musculoskeletal system and connective tissue (710–739)
    • Osteopathies, chondropathies, and acquired musculoskeletal deformities (730-739)
      • 736 Other acquired deformities of limbs

Information for Medical Professionals

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Index of Diseases and Injuries
References found for the code 736.81 in the Index of Diseases and Injuries:

    • Discrepancy
      • leg length (acquired) 736.81
        • congenital 755.30
    • Inequality, leg (acquired) (length) 736.81
      • congenital 755.30
    • Lengthening, leg 736.81
    • Short, shortening, shortness
      • femur (acquired) 736.81
        • congenital 755.34
      • leg (acquired) 736.81
        • congenital 755.30
      • thigh (acquired) 736.81
        • congenital 755.34
    • Unequal leg (acquired) (length) 736.81
      • congenital 755.30

Information for Patients

Leg Injuries and Disorders

Your legs are made up of bones, blood vessels, muscles, and other connective tissue. They are important for motion and standing. Playing sports, running, falling, or having an accident can damage your legs. Common leg injuries include sprains and strains, joint dislocations, and fractures.

These injuries can affect the entire leg, or just the foot, ankle, knee, or hip. Certain diseases also lead to leg problems. For example, knee osteoarthritis, common in older people, can cause pain and limited motion. Problems in your veins in your legs can lead to varicose veins or deep vein thrombosis.

  • Blount's disease
  • Bowlegs
  • Common peroneal nerve dysfunction
  • Femoral nerve dysfunction
  • Femur fracture repair - discharge
  • Foot, leg, and ankle swelling
  • Iliotibial band syndrome -- aftercare
  • Ischemic ulcers -- self-care
  • Knock knees
  • Leg CT scan
  • Leg lengthening and shortening
  • Leg or foot amputation
  • Leg pain
  • Shin splints - self-care
  • Skeletal limb abnormalities
  • Tibial nerve dysfunction
  • Venous insufficiency
  • Venous ulcers -- self-care

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