ICD-10-CM Code M12.121
Kaschin-Beck disease, right elbow
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M12.121 is a billable ICD code used to specify a diagnosis of kaschin-Beck disease, right elbow. A 'billable code' is detailed enough to be used to specify a medical diagnosis.
The ICD code M121 is used to code Kashin-Beck disease
Kashin–Beck disease (KBD) is a chronic, endemic osteochondropathy (disease of the bone), which is mainly distributed from northeastern to southwestern China involving 15 provinces. Tibet currently has the highest incidence rate of KBD in China. Southeast Siberia and North Korea are other affected areas KBD usually involves children ages 5–15 and to date more than a million individuals have suffered from KBD. The symptoms of KBD include joint pain, morning stiffness in the joints, disturbances of flexion and extension in the elbows, enlarged inter-phalangeal joints and limited motion in many joints of the body. Death of cartilage cells in the growth plate and articular surface is the basic pathologic feature; this can result in growth retardation and secondary osteoarthrosis. Histological diagnosis of KBD is particularly difficult; clinical and radiological examinations have proved to be the best means for identifying KBD. Little is known about the early stages of KBD before the visible appearance of the disease becomes evident in the destruction of the joints.
|ICD 9 Code:||716.0|
Patient diagnosed with Kashin–Beck Disease
- DRG Group #553-554 - Bone diseases and arthropathies with MCC.
- DRG Group #553-554 - Bone diseases and arthropathies without MCC.
Equivalent ICD-9 Code GENERAL EQUIVALENCE MAPPINGS (GEM)
This is the official approximate match mapping between ICD9 and ICD10, as provided by the General Equivalency mapping crosswalk. This means that while there is no exact mapping between this ICD10 code M12.121 and a single ICD9 code, 716.02 is an approximate match for comparison and conversion purposes.