ICD-9 Code 736.89

Other acquired deformity of other parts of limb

Not Valid for Submission

736.89 is a legacy non-billable code used to specify a medical diagnosis of other acquired deformity of other parts of limb. This code was replaced on September 30, 2015 by its ICD-10 equivalent.

ICD-9: 736.89
Short Description:Oth acq limb deformity
Long Description:Other acquired deformity of other parts of limb

Convert 736.89 to ICD-10

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

  • M21.80 - Other specified acquired deformities of unspecified limb
  • M21.969 - Unspecified acquired deformity of unspecified lower leg

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


  • Acquired deformity of joint of lower limb
  • Acquired deformity of joint of upper limb
  • Acquired deformity of lower leg
  • Acquired deformity of lower limb
  • Acquired deformity of scapula
  • Acquired deformity of shoulder
  • Acquired deformity of upper limb
  • Acquired external femoral torsion
  • Acquired external tibial torsion
  • Acquired fixed flexion deformity of joint of lower limb
  • Acquired fixed flexion deformity of joint of upper limb
  • Acquired fixed flexion deformity of the shoulder
  • Acquired internal tibial torsion
  • Acquired internal tibial torsion
  • Acquired musculoskeletal deformity of upper arm
  • Acquired serpentine deformity of foot
  • Acquired unequal arm length
  • Acquired unequal limb length
  • Acquired valgus deformity of joint of lower limb
  • Acquired valgus deformity of joint of upper limb
  • Acquired varus deformity of joint of lower limb
  • Acquired varus deformity of joint of upper limb
  • Angulation deformity of lower leg
  • Angulation of arm
  • Arm length inequality
  • Bowing deformity of lower leg
  • Bowing deformity of lower limb
  • Bowing of upper arm
  • Bowing of upper limb
  • Deformity of femur
  • Deformity of fibula
  • Deformity of humerus
  • Deformity of lower leg
  • Deformity of lower limb
  • Deformity of scapula
  • Deformity of tibia
  • Distal shortening of arm
  • External rotation of lower limb
  • External tibial torsion
  • Finding of bone of leg
  • Finding of bone of upper limb
  • Finding of form of arm
  • Finding of form of leg
  • Internal tibial torsion
  • On examination - winged scapula
  • Osteochondritis of proximal tibia
  • Osteochondritis of tibial tubercle
  • Proximal shortening of arm
  • Rotation of lower limb
  • Short arm
  • Shortening of middle section of arm
  • Shoulder joint deformity
  • Tibia vara
  • Tibial torsion
  • Winged scapula

Index to Diseases and Injuries

References found for the code 736.89 in the Index of Diseases and Injuries:

Information for Patients

Arm Injuries and Disorders

Of the 206 bones in your body, three of them are in your arm: the humerus, radius, and ulna. Your arms are also made up of muscles, joints, tendons, and other connective tissue. Injuries to any of these parts of the arm can occur during sports, a fall, or an accident.

Types of arm injuries include :

  • Tendinitis and bursitis
  • Sprains
  • Dislocations
  • Fractures (broken bones)
  • Nerve problems
  • Osteoarthritis

You may also have problems or injure specific parts of your arm, such as your hand, wrist, elbow, or shoulder.

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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 (broken bones).

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.

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ICD-9 Footnotes

General Equivalence Map Definitions
The ICD-9 and ICD-10 GEMs are used to facilitate linking between the diagnosis codes in ICD-9-CM and the new ICD-10-CM code set. The GEMs are the raw material from which providers, health information vendors and payers can derive specific applied mappings to meet their needs.

  • 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.
  • No Map Flag - The no map flag indicates that a code in the source system is not linked to any code in the target system.
  • Combination Flag - The combination flag indicates that more than one code in the target system is required to satisfy the full equivalent meaning of a code in the source system.

Index of Diseases and Injuries Definitions

  • And - The word "and" should be interpreted to mean either "and" or "or" when it appears in a title.
  • Code also note - A "code also" note instructs that two codes may be required to fully describe a condition, but this note does not provide sequencing direction.
  • Code first - Certain conditions have both an underlying etiology and multiple body system manifestations due to the underlying etiology. For such conditions, the ICD-10-CM has a coding convention that requires the underlying condition be sequenced first followed by the manifestation. Wherever such a combination exists, there is a "use additional code" note at the etiology code, and a "code first" note at the manifestation code. These instructional notes indicate the proper sequencing order of the codes, etiology followed by manifestation.
  • 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.
  • Type 2 Excludes Notes - A type 2 Excludes note represents "Not included here". An excludes2 note indicates that the condition excluded is not part of the condition represented by the code, but a patient may have both conditions at the same time. When an Excludes2 note appears under a code, it is acceptable to use both the code and the excluded code together, when appropriate.
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  • Inclusion terms - List of terms is included under some codes. These terms are the conditions for which that code is to be used. The terms may be synonyms of the code title, or, in the case of "other specified" codes, the terms are a list of the various conditions assigned to that code. The inclusion terms are not necessarily exhaustive. Additional terms found only in the Alphabetic Index may also be assigned to a code.
  • NEC "Not elsewhere classifiable" - This abbreviation in the Alphabetic Index represents "other specified". When a specific code is not available for a condition, the Alphabetic Index directs the coder to the "other specified” code in the Tabular List.
  • NOS "Not otherwise specified" - This abbreviation is the equivalent of unspecified.
  • See - The "see" instruction following a main term in the Alphabetic Index indicates that another term should be referenced. It is necessary to go to the main term referenced with the "see" note to locate the correct code.
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  • 7th Characters - Certain ICD-10-CM categories have applicable 7th characters. The applicable 7th character is required for all codes within the category, or as the notes in the Tabular List instruct. The 7th character must always be the 7th character in the data field. If a code that requires a 7th character is not 6 characters, a placeholder X must be used to fill in the empty characters.
  • With - The word "with" should be interpreted to mean "associated with" or "due to" when it appears in a code title, the Alphabetic Index, or an instructional note in the Tabular List. The word "with" in the Alphabetic Index is sequenced immediately following the main term, not in alphabetical order.