Specific code 2011 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code V49.76
Above knee amputation status
  • Short description: Status amput above knee.
  • ICD-9-CM V49.76 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 V49.76 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 V49.76.
  • More recent version(s) of ICD-9-CM V49.76: 2012 2013 2014.
Disease Synonyms
  • History of amputation of both legs above the knee
  • History of amputation of left leg above the knee
  • History of amputation of left leg through femur
  • History of amputation of right leg above the knee
  • History of amputation of right leg through femur
  • History of bilateral above knee amputation
  • History of bilateral through-the-knee amputations
  • History of of bilateral through knee amputation
  • Hx of bilat above knee amputation
  • Hx of bilat through knee amputation
  • Hx of left above knee amputation
  • Hx of right above knee amputation
Applies To
  • Disarticulation of knee
Convert to ICD-10-CM: V49.76 converts approximately to:
  • 2014 ICD-10-CM Z89.619 Acquired absence of unspecified leg above knee
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to V49.76:
  • Absence (organ or part) (complete or partial)
    • 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
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