Specific code 2011 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 737.40
Unspecified curvature of spine associated with other conditions
  • Short description: Spin curv NOS in oth dis.
  • ICD-9-CM 737.40 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 737.40 is a billable medical code that can be used to specify a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim.
  • You are viewing the 2011 version of ICD-9-CM 737.40.
  • More recent version(s) of ICD-9-CM 737.40: 2012 2013 2014.
Disease Synonyms
  • Curvature of spine
  • Curvature of spine due to osteomalacia
  • Curvature of spine from osteomalacia
  • Curvature of spine, secondary
  • Pott's curvature
  • Secondary curvature of spine
Convert to ICD-10-CM: 737.40 converts approximately to:
  • 2014 ICD-10-CM M43.8X9 Other specified deforming dorsopathies, site unspecified
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 737.40:
  • Curvature
    • spine (acquired) (angular) (idiopathic) (incorrect) (postural) 737.9
      • congenital 754.2
      • due to or associated with
        • CharcĂ´t-Marie-Tooth disease 356.1 [737.40]
        • mucopolysaccharidosis 277.5 [737.40]
        • neurofibromatosis 237.71 [737.40]
        • osteitis
          • deformans 731.0 [737.40]
          • fibrosa cystica 252.01 [737.40]
        • osteoporosis (see also Osteoporosis) 733.00 [737.40]
        • poliomyelitis (see also Poliomyelitis) 138 [737.40]
        • tuberculosis (Pott's curvature) (see also Tuberculosis) 015.0 [737.43]
      • kyphoscoliotic (see also Kyphoscoliosis) 737.30
      • kyphotic (see also Kyphosis) 737.10
      • late effect of rickets 268.1 [737.40]
      • Pott's 015.0 [737.40]
      • scoliotic (see also Scoliosis) 737.30
      • specified NEC 737.8
      • tuberculous 015.0 [737.40]
  • Tuberculosis, tubercular, tuberculous (calcification) (calcified) (caseous) (chromogenic acid-fast bacilli) (congenital) (degeneration) (disease) (fibrocaseous) (fistula) (gangrene) (interstitial) (isolated circumscribed lesions) (necrosis) (parenchymatous) (ulcerative) 011.9
    • curvature, spine 015.0 [737.40]
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