2022 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code Q72.81

Congenital shortening of lower limb

    2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
  • Q72.81 should not be used for reimbursement purposes as there are multiple codes below it that contain a greater level of detail.
  • The 2022 edition of ICD-10-CM Q72.81 became effective on October 1, 2021.
  • This is the American ICD-10-CM version of Q72.81 - other international versions of ICD-10 Q72.81 may differ.
The following code(s) above Q72.81 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 Q72.81:
  • Q00-Q99
    2022 ICD-10-CM Range Q00-Q99

    Congenital malformations, deformations and chromosomal abnormalities

    • 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
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
  • 2022 (effective 10/1/2021): No change

Diagnosis Index entries containing back-references to Q72.81:

ICD-10-CM Codes Adjacent To Q72.81
Q72.60 Longitudinal reduction defect of unspecified fibula
Q72.61 Longitudinal reduction defect of right fibula
Q72.62 Longitudinal reduction defect of left fibula
Q72.63 …… bilateral
Q72.7 Split foot
Q72.70 …… unspecified lower limb
Q72.71 …… right lower limb
Q72.72 …… left lower limb
Q72.73 …… bilateral
Q72.8 Other reduction defects of lower limb
Q72.81 Congenital shortening of lower limb
Q72.811 Congenital shortening of right lower limb
Q72.812 Congenital shortening of left lower limb
Q72.813 …… bilateral
Q72.819 Congenital shortening of unspecified lower limb
Q72.89 Other reduction defects of lower limb
Q72.891 Other reduction defects of right lower limb
Q72.892 Other reduction defects of left lower limb
Q72.893 …… bilateral
Q72.899 Other reduction defects of unspecified lower limb
Q72.9 Unspecified reduction defect of lower limb

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