2020 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code M71.3

Other bursal cyst

    2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
  • M71.3 should not be used for reimbursement purposes as there are multiple codes below it that contain a greater level of detail.
  • The 2020 edition of ICD-10-CM M71.3 became effective on October 1, 2019.
  • This is the American ICD-10-CM version of M71.3 - other international versions of ICD-10 M71.3 may differ.
Applicable To
  • Synovial cyst NOS
Type 1 Excludes
Type 1 Excludes Help
A type 1 excludes note is a pure excludes. It means "not coded here". A type 1 excludes note indicates that the code excluded should never be used at the same time as M71.3. A type 1 excludes note is for used for when two conditions cannot occur together, such as a congenital form versus an acquired form of the same condition.
  • synovial cyst with rupture (
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code M66.1

    Rupture of synovium

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    Applicable To
    • Rupture of synovial cyst
    Type 2 Excludes
    • rupture of popliteal cyst (M66.0)
    M66.1-
    )
The following code(s) above M71.3 contain annotation back-references
Annotation Back-References
In this context, annotation back-references refer to codes that contain:
  • Applicable To annotations, or
  • Code Also annotations, or
  • Code First annotations, or
  • Excludes1 annotations, or
  • Excludes2 annotations, or
  • Includes annotations, or
  • Note annotations, or
  • Use Additional annotations
that may be applicable to M71.3:
  • M00-M99
    2020 ICD-10-CM Range M00-M99

    Diseases of the musculoskeletal system and connective tissue

    Note
    • Use an external cause code following the code for the musculoskeletal condition, if applicable, to identify the cause of the musculoskeletal condition
    Type 2 Excludes
    • arthropathic psoriasis (L40.5-)
    • certain conditions originating in the perinatal period (P04-P96)
    • certain infectious and parasitic diseases (A00-B99)
    • compartment syndrome (traumatic) (T79.A-)
    • complications of pregnancy, childbirth and the puerperium (O00-O9A)
    • congenital malformations, deformations, and chromosomal abnormalities (Q00-Q99)
    • endocrine, nutritional and metabolic diseases (E00-E88)
    • injury, poisoning and certain other consequences of external causes (S00-T88)
    • neoplasms (C00-D49)
    • symptoms, signs and abnormal clinical and laboratory findings, not elsewhere classified (R00-R94)
    Diseases of the musculoskeletal system and connective tissue
  • M71
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code M71

    Other bursopathies

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    Type 1 Excludes
    • bunion (M20.1)
    • bursitis related to use, overuse or pressure (M70.-)
    • enthesopathies (M76-M77)
    Other bursopathies
Clinical Information
  • Non-neoplastic tumor-like lesions at joints, developed from the synovial membrane of a joint through the joint capsule into the periarticular tissues. They are filled with synovial fluid with a smooth and translucent appearance. A synovial cyst can develop from any joint, but most commonly at the back of the knee, where it is known as popliteal cyst.
  • Tumor-like lesions at joints, developed from the synovial membrane of a joint
Code History
  • 2016 (effective 10/1/2015): New code (first year of non-draft ICD-10-CM)
  • 2017 (effective 10/1/2016): No change
  • 2018 (effective 10/1/2017): No change
  • 2019 (effective 10/1/2018): No change
  • 2020 (effective 10/1/2019): No change
Code annotations containing back-references to M71.3:
  • Type 2 Excludes: M67.4
    , M67.4
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code M67.4

    Ganglion

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    Applicable To
    • Ganglion of joint or tendon (sheath)
    Type 1 Excludes
    Type 2 Excludes
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code M67.4

    Ganglion

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    Applicable To
    • Ganglion of joint or tendon (sheath)
    Type 1 Excludes
    Type 2 Excludes
ICD-10-CM Codes Adjacent To M71.3
M71.17 Other infective bursitis, ankle and foot
M71.171 Other infective bursitis, right ankle and foot
M71.172 Other infective bursitis, left ankle and foot
M71.179 Other infective bursitis, unspecified ankle and foot
M71.18 …… other site
M71.19 …… multiple sites
M71.2 Synovial cyst of popliteal space [Baker]
M71.20 …… unspecified knee
M71.21 …… right knee
M71.22 …… left knee
M71.3 Other bursal cyst
M71.30 …… unspecified site
M71.31 Other bursal cyst, shoulder
M71.311 Other bursal cyst, right shoulder
M71.312 Other bursal cyst, left shoulder
M71.319 Other bursal cyst, unspecified shoulder
M71.32 Other bursal cyst, elbow
M71.321 Other bursal cyst, right elbow
M71.322 Other bursal cyst, left elbow
M71.329 Other bursal cyst, unspecified elbow
M71.33 Other bursal cyst, wrist

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