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ICD-10-CM Code M40.05
Postural kyphosis, thoracolumbar region

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| ICD-10 from 2011 - 2016

M40.05 is a billable ICD code used to specify a diagnosis of postural kyphosis, thoracolumbar region. A 'billable code' is detailed enough to be used to specify a medical diagnosis.


The ICD code M400 is used to code Kyphosis

Kyphosis (from Greek κυφός kyphos, a hump) refers to the abnormally excessive convex kyphotic curvature of the spine as it occurs in the thoracic and sacral regions. (Inward concave curving of the cervical and lumbar regions of the spine is called lordosis.) Kyphosis can be called roundback or Kelso's hunchback. It can result from degenerative diseases such as arthritis; developmental problems, most commonly Scheuermann's disease; osteoporosis with compression fractures of the vertebra; Multiple myeloma or trauma. A normal thoracic spine extends from the 1st to the 12th vertebra and should have a slight kyphotic angle, ranging from 20° to 45°. When the "roundness" of the upper spine increases past 45° it is called kyphosis or "hyperkyphosis". Scheuermann's kyphosis is the most classic form of hyperkyphosis and is the result of wedged vertebrae that develop during adolescence. The cause is not currently known and the condition appears to be multifactorial and is seen more frequently in males than females.

Specialty: Orthopedics
MeSH Codes: D007738, D007738, D007738, D007738
ICD 9 Codes: 732.0, 737.0, 737.1, 756.19

A preoperative image of a 22-year-old man with Scheuermann's disease, a type of structural kyphosis

Source: Wikipedia

MS-DRG Mapping

  • DRG Group #456-458 - Spinal fus except cerv with spinal curv or malig or infec or 9+ fus with MCC.
  • DRG Group #456-458 - Spinal fus except cerv with spinal curv or malig or infec or 9+ fus with CC.
  • DRG Group #456-458 - Spinal fus except cerv with spinal curv or malig or infec or 9+ fus without CC or MCC.
  • DRG Group #551-552 - Medical back problems with MCC.
  • DRG Group #551-552 - Medical back problems without MCC.

ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index References for 'M40.05 - Postural kyphosis, thoracolumbar region'

The ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index links the below-listed medical terms to the ICD code M40.05. Click on any term below to browse the alphabetical index.

Equivalent ICD-9 Code GENERAL EQUIVALENCE MAPPINGS (GEM)

Kyphosis (acquired) (postural) (approximate match)

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 M40.05 and a single ICD9 code, 737.10 is an approximate match for comparison and conversion purposes.


Parent Code: M40.0 - Postural kyphosis

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