2021 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code Q68.8

Other specified congenital musculoskeletal deformities

    2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 Billable/Specific Code POA Exempt
  • Q68.8 is a billable/specific ICD-10-CM code that can be used to indicate a diagnosis for reimbursement purposes.
  • The 2021 edition of ICD-10-CM Q68.8 became effective on October 1, 2020.
  • This is the American ICD-10-CM version of Q68.8 - other international versions of ICD-10 Q68.8 may differ.
Applicable To
  • Congenital deformity of clavicle
  • Congenital deformity of elbow
  • Congenital deformity of forearm
  • Congenital deformity of scapula
  • Congenital deformity of wrist
  • Congenital dislocation of elbow
  • Congenital dislocation of shoulder
  • Congenital dislocation of wrist
The following code(s) above Q68.8 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 Q68.8:
  • Q00-Q99
    2021 ICD-10-CM Range Q00-Q99

    Congenital malformations, deformations and chromosomal abnormalities

    Note
    • Codes from this chapter are not for use on maternal records
    Type 2 Excludes
    • inborn errors of metabolism (E70-E88)
    Congenital malformations, deformations and chromosomal abnormalities
  • Q68
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code Q68

    Other congenital musculoskeletal deformities

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    Type 1 Excludes
    • reduction defects of limb(s) (Q71-Q73)
    Type 2 Excludes
    • congenital myotonic chondrodystrophy (G71.13)
    Other congenital musculoskeletal deformities
Approximate Synonyms
  • Congenital bilateral cubitus valgus
  • Congenital cubitus valgus of bilateral elbows
  • Congenital deformity of left clavicle
  • Congenital deformity of right clavicle
  • Congenital dislocation of bilateral radial heads
  • Congenital dislocation of left radial head
  • Congenital dislocation of radial head
  • Congenital dislocation of right radial head
  • Congenital elevation of scapula
  • Congenital subluxation of bilateral radial heads
  • Congenital subluxation of left radial head
  • Congenital subluxation of radial head
  • Congenital subluxation of right radial head
  • Elevation of scapula, congenital
  • Os trigonum
  • Os trigonum syndrome
Present On Admission
POA Help
"Present On Admission" is defined as present at the time the order for inpatient admission occurs — conditions that develop during an outpatient encounter, including emergency department, observation, or outpatient surgery, are considered POA.
  • Q68.8 is considered exempt from POA reporting.
ICD-10-CM Q68.8 is grouped within Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG v38.0):
  • 564 Other musculoskeletal system and connective tissue diagnoses with mcc
  • 565 Other musculoskeletal system and connective tissue diagnoses with cc
  • 566 Other musculoskeletal system and connective tissue diagnoses without cc/mcc

Convert Q68.8 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
  • 2021 (effective 10/1/2020): No change

Diagnosis Index entries containing back-references to Q68.8:
  • Arthrogryposis (congenital) Q68.8
  • Contraction(s)
    • joint (abduction) (acquired) (adduction) (flexion) (rotation) M24.50
      ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code M24.50

      Contracture, unspecified joint

        2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 Billable/Specific Code
  • Cubitus
    • valgus (acquired) M21.0-
      ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code M21.0-

      Valgus deformity, not elsewhere classified

        2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
      Type 1 Excludes
      • metatarsus valgus (Q66.6)
      • talipes calcaneovalgus (Q66.4-)
      • congenital Q68.8
    • varus (acquired) M21.1-
      ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code M21.1-

      Varus deformity, not elsewhere classified

        2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
      Type 1 Excludes
      • congenital Q68.8
    • congenital Q68.8
  • Deformity Q89.9
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code Q89.9

    Congenital malformation, unspecified

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 Billable/Specific Code POA Exempt
    Applicable To
    • Congenital anomaly NOS
    • Congenital deformity NOS
  • Dislocation (articular)
    • elbow S53.10-
      ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code S53.10-

      Unspecified subluxation and dislocation of ulnohumeral joint

        2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
      • congenital Q68.8
    • shoulder (blade) (ligament) (joint) (traumatic) S43.006
      ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code S43.006

      Unspecified dislocation of unspecified shoulder joint

        2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
      • congenital Q68.8
    • congenital NEC Q68.8
  • Distortion(s) (congenital)
    • arm NEC Q68.8
    • femur NEC Q68.8
    • fibula NEC Q68.8
    • humerus NEC Q68.8
    • leg NEC Q68.8
    • radius NEC Q68.8
    • tibia NEC Q68.8
    • ulna NEC Q68.8
    • wrist Q68.8 (bones) (joint)
  • Malposition
  • Rigid, rigidity - see also condition
    • articular, multiple, congenital Q68.8
  • Subluxation - see also Dislocation
  • Syndrome - see also Disease
    • os trigonum Q68.8

ICD-10-CM Codes Adjacent To Q68.8
Q67.7 Pectus carinatum
Q67.8 Other congenital deformities of chest
Q68 Other congenital musculoskeletal deformities
Q68.0 Congenital deformity of sternocleidomastoid muscle
Q68.1 Congenital deformity of finger(s) and hand
Q68.2 Congenital deformity of knee
Q68.3 Congenital bowing of femur
Q68.4 Congenital bowing of tibia and fibula
Q68.5 Congenital bowing of long bones of leg, unspecified
Q68.6 Discoid meniscus
Q68.8 Other specified congenital musculoskeletal deformities
Q69 Polydactyly
Q69.0 Accessory finger(s)
Q69.1 Accessory thumb(s)
Q69.2 Accessory toe(s)
Q69.9 Polydactyly, unspecified
Q70 Syndactyly
Q70.0 Fused fingers
Q70.00 …… unspecified hand
Q70.01 …… right hand
Q70.02 …… left hand

Reimbursement claims with a date of service on or after October 1, 2015 require the use of ICD-10-CM codes.