2020 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code O71.6

Obstetric damage to pelvic joints and ligaments

    2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Billable/Specific Code Maternity Dx (12-55 years)
  • O71.6 is a billable/specific ICD-10-CM code that can be used to indicate a diagnosis for reimbursement purposes.
  • The 2020 edition of ICD-10-CM O71.6 became effective on October 1, 2019.
  • This is the American ICD-10-CM version of O71.6 - other international versions of ICD-10 O71.6 may differ.
ICD-10-CM Coding Rules
  • O71.6 is applicable to maternity patients aged 12 - 55 years inclusive.
Applicable To
  • Obstetric avulsion of inner symphyseal cartilage
  • Obstetric damage to coccyx
  • Obstetric traumatic separation of symphysis (pubis)
The following code(s) above O71.6 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 O71.6:
  • O00-O9A
    2020 ICD-10-CM Range O00-O9A

    Pregnancy, childbirth and the puerperium

    Note
    • CODES FROM THIS CHAPTER ARE FOR USE ONLY ON MATERNAL RECORDS, NEVER ON NEWBORN RECORDS
    • Codes from this chapter are for use for conditions related to or aggravated by the pregnancy, childbirth, or by the puerperium (maternal causes or obstetric causes)
    • Trimesters are counted from the first day of the last menstrual period. They are defined as follows:
    • 1st trimester- less than 14 weeks 0 days
    • 2nd trimester- 14 weeks 0 days to less than 28 weeks 0 days
    • 3rd trimester- 28 weeks 0 days until delivery
    Type 1 Excludes
    • supervision of normal pregnancy (Z34.-)
    Type 2 Excludes
    • mental and behavioral disorders associated with the puerperium (F53.-)
    • obstetrical tetanus (A34)
    • postpartum necrosis of pituitary gland (E23.0)
    • puerperal osteomalacia (M83.0)
    Use Additional
    • code from category Z3A, Weeks of gestation, to identify the specific week of the pregnancy, if known.
    Pregnancy, childbirth and the puerperium
  • O71
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code O71

    Other obstetric trauma

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    Includes
    • obstetric damage from instruments
    Other obstetric trauma
Approximate Synonyms
  • Damage to pelvic joint or ligament during delivery
  • Damage to pelvic joints and/or ligaments during delivery
ICD-10-CM O71.6 is grouped within Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG v37.0):
  • 769 Postpartum and post abortion diagnoses with o.r. Procedure
  • 776 Postpartum and post abortion diagnoses without o.r. Procedure

Convert O71.6 to ICD-9-CM

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 O71.6:
  • Type 1 Excludes: S33
    , O26.7
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code S33

    Dislocation and sprain of joints and ligaments of lumbar spine and pelvis

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    Code Also
    • any associated open wound
    Includes
    • avulsion of joint or ligament of lumbar spine and pelvis
    • laceration of cartilage, joint or ligament of lumbar spine and pelvis
    • sprain of cartilage, joint or ligament of lumbar spine and pelvis
    • traumatic hemarthrosis of joint or ligament of lumbar spine and pelvis
    • traumatic rupture of joint or ligament of lumbar spine and pelvis
    • traumatic subluxation of joint or ligament of lumbar spine and pelvis
    • traumatic tear of joint or ligament of lumbar spine and pelvis
    Type 1 Excludes
    • nontraumatic rupture or displacement of lumbar intervertebral disc NOS (M51.-)
    • obstetric damage to pelvic joints and ligaments (O71.6)
    Type 2 Excludes
    • dislocation and sprain of joints and ligaments of hip (S73.-)
    • strain of muscle of lower back and pelvis (S39.01-)
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code O26.7

    Subluxation of symphysis (pubis) in pregnancy, childbirth and the puerperium

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    Type 1 Excludes
    • traumatic separation of symphysis (pubis) during childbirth (O71.6)

Diagnosis Index entries containing back-references to O71.6:
  • Avulsion (traumatic)
  • Damage
    • pelvic
      • joint or ligament, during delivery O71.6
    • coccyx, complicating delivery O71.6
  • Delivery (childbirth) (labor)
    • complicated O75.9
      ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code O75.9

      Complication of labor and delivery, unspecified

        2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Billable/Specific Code Maternity Dx (12-55 years)
      • by
        • separation, pubic bone O71.6 (symphysis pubis)
  • Injury T14.90
    - see also specified injury type
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code T14.90

    Injury, unspecified

      2016 2017 2018 - Converted to Parent Code 2019 2020 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    Applicable To
    • Injury NOS
    • coccyx - see also Injury, back, lower
      • complicating delivery O71.6
    • pelvis, pelvic (floor) S39.93
      ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code S39.93

      Unspecified injury of pelvis

        2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
      • joint or ligament, complicating delivery O71.6
  • Laceration
    • broad ligament S37.893
      ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code S37.893

      Laceration of other urinary and pelvic organ

        2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
      • obstetrical trauma O71.6
  • Perforation, perforated (nontraumatic) (of)
    • broad ligament N83.8
      ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code N83.8

      Other noninflammatory disorders of ovary, fallopian tube and broad ligament

        2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Billable/Specific Code
      Applicable To
      • Broad ligament laceration syndrome [Allen-Masters]
      • obstetrical trauma O71.6
  • Rupture, ruptured
  • Separation
    • pubic bone, obstetrical trauma O71.6
    • symphysis pubis, obstetrical trauma O71.6
  • Tear, torn (traumatic) - see also Laceration

ICD-10-CM Codes Adjacent To O71.6
O71 Other obstetric trauma
O71.0 Rupture of uterus (spontaneous) before onset of labor
O71.00 Rupture of uterus before onset of labor, unspecified trimester
O71.02 Rupture of uterus before onset of labor, second trimester
O71.03 Rupture of uterus before onset of labor, third trimester
O71.1 Rupture of uterus during labor
O71.2 Postpartum inversion of uterus
O71.3 Obstetric laceration of cervix
O71.4 Obstetric high vaginal laceration alone
O71.5 Other obstetric injury to pelvic organs
O71.6 Obstetric damage to pelvic joints and ligaments
O71.7 Obstetric hematoma of pelvis
O71.8 Other specified obstetric trauma
O71.81 Laceration of uterus, not elsewhere classified
O71.82 Other specified trauma to perineum and vulva
O71.89 Other specified obstetric trauma
O71.9 Obstetric trauma, unspecified
O72 Postpartum hemorrhage
O72.0 Third-stage hemorrhage
O72.1 Other immediate postpartum hemorrhage
O72.2 Delayed and secondary postpartum hemorrhage

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