Specific code 2008 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 755.33
Longitudinal deficiency combined involving femur tibia and fibula (complete or incomplete)
  • Short description: COMB LONGITUDIN DEF LEG.
  • ICD-9-CM 755.33 will be replaced by an equivalent ICD-10-CM code (or codes) when the United States transitions from ICD-9-CM to ICD-10-CM on October 1, 2015.
  • ICD-9-CM 755.33 is a billable medical code that can be used to specify a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim.
  • You are viewing the 2008 version of ICD-9-CM 755.33.
  • More recent version(s) of ICD-9-CM 755.33: 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014.
Disease Synonyms
  • Complete phocomelia of bilateral lower limbs
  • Complete phocomelia of lower limb
  • Congenital absence of bilat thighs and lower legs
  • Congenital absence of bilat thighs and lower legs w feet present
  • Congenital absence of thigh and lower leg
  • Congenital absence of thigh and lower leg w foot present
Applies To
  • Congenital absence of thigh and (lower) leg (complete or incomplete) with or without metacarpal deficiency and/or phalangeal deficiency, incomplete
  • Phocomelia, complete, of lower limb
Convert to ICD-10-CM: 755.33 converts approximately to:
  • 2014 ICD-10-CM Q72.10 Congenital absence of unspecified thigh and lower leg with foot present
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 755.33:
  • Absence (organ or part) (complete or partial)
    • femur, congenital (complete) (partial) (with absence of distal elements, incomplete) (see also Deformity, reduction, lower limb) 755.34
      • with
        • complete absence of distal elements 755.31
        • tibia and fibula (incomplete) 755.33
    • fibula, congenital (complete) (partial) (with absence of distal elements, incomplete) (see also Deformity, reduction, lower limb) 755.37
      • with
        • complete absence of distal elements 755.31
        • tibia 755.35
          • with
            • complete absence of distal elements 755.31
            • femur (incomplete) 755.33
              • with complete absence of distal elements 755.31
    • leg (acquired) V49.70
      • above knee V49.76
      • below knee V49.75
      • congenital (partial) (unilateral) (see also Deformity, reduction, lower limb) 755.31
        • lower (complete) (partial) (with absence of distal elements, incomplete) 755.35
          • with
            • complete absence of distal elements (foot and toes) 755.31
            • thigh (incomplete) 755.33
              • with complete absence of distal elements 755.31
        • upper - see Absence, femur
    • tibia, congenital (complete) (partial) (with absence of distal elements, incomplete) (see also Deformity, reduction, lower limb) 755.36
      • with
        • complete absence of distal elements 755.31
        • fibula 755.35
          • with
            • complete absence of distal elements 755.31
            • femur (incomplete) 755.33
              • with complete absence of distal elements 755.31
  • Deficiency, deficient
  • Deformity 738.9
  • Meromelia 755.4
  • Phocomelia 755.4
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