Specific code 2007 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 736.42
Genu varum (acquired)
  • Short description: GENU VARUM.
  • ICD-9-CM 736.42 is a billable medical code that can be used to indicate a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim, however, 736.42 should only be used for claims with a date of service on or before September 30, 2015. For claims with a date of service on or after October 1, 2015, use an equivalent ICD-10-CM code (or codes).
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Convert to ICD-10-CM: 736.42 converts approximately to:
  • 2015/16 ICD-10-CM M21.169 Varus deformity, not elsewhere classified, unspecified knee
Approximate Synonyms
  • Acquired bilat genu varum
  • Acquired bilateral genu varum
  • Acquired genu varum
  • Acquired left genu varum
  • Acquired right genu varum
  • Acquired varus deformity of left knee
  • Acquired varus deformity of right knee
  • Genu varum, acquired
  • Knee joint - varus deformity
  • Varus deformity of knee
  • Varus deformity of L knee
  • Varus deformity of left knee
  • Varus deformity of R knee
  • Varus deformity of right knee
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 736.42:
  • Bowleg(s) 736.42
  • Genu
    • extrorsum (acquired) 736.42
    • varum (acquired) (bowleg) 736.42
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