Non-specific code icon 2015/16 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code M41


    2015 2016 Non-Billable Code

  • M41 is not a billable ICD-10-CM diagnosis code and cannot be used to indicate a medical diagnosis as there is 1 code below M41 that describe this diagnosis in greater detail.
  • Reimbursement claims with a date of service on or after October 1, 2015 require the use of ICD-10-CM codes.
  • This is the American ICD-10-CM version of M41. Other international ICD-10 versions may differ.

Clinical Information
  • A congenital or acquired spine deformity characterized by lateral curvature of the spine.
  • A disorder characterized by a malformed, lateral curvature of the spine.
  • Abnormal lateral curvature of spine
  • An appreciable lateral deviation in the normally straight vertical line of the spine. (Dorland, 27th ed)
  • Scoliosis causes a sideways curve of your backbone, or spine. These curves are often s- or c-shaped. Scoliosis is most common in late childhood and the early teens, when children grow fast. Girls are more likely to have it than boys. It can run in families. Symptoms include leaning to one side and having uneven shoulders and hips.sometimes the curve is temporary. It might be due to muscle spasms, inflammation or having different leg lengths. A birth defect, tumor or another disease might cause the spine to have a curve that isn't temporary. People with mild scoliosis might only need checkups to see if the curve is getting worse. Others might need to wear a brace or have surgery. nih: national institute of arthritis and musculoskeletal and skin diseases
Type 1 Excludes
  • congenital scoliosis NOS (Q67.5)
  • congenital scoliosis due to bony malformation (Q76.3)
  • postural congenital scoliosis (Q67.5)
  • kyphoscoliotic heart disease (I27.1)
  • postprocedural scoliosis (M96.-)
  • kyphoscoliosis