Specific code 2012 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 755.21
Transverse deficiency of upper limb
  • Short description: Transverse defic arm.
  • ICD-9-CM 755.21 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 755.21 is a billable medical code that can be used to specify a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim.
  • You are viewing the 2012 version of ICD-9-CM 755.21.
  • More recent version(s) of ICD-9-CM 755.21: 2013 2014.
Disease Synonyms
  • Congenital complete absence of arm
  • Congenital complete absence of bilat arms
  • Congenital complete absence of bilateral upper limbs
  • Congenital complete absence of L arm
  • Congenital complete absence of left arm
  • Congenital complete absence of left upper limb
  • Congenital complete absence of R arm
  • Congenital complete absence of right arm
  • Congenital complete absence of right upper limb
  • Congenital complete absence of upper limb
  • Transverse deficiency of arm
Applies To
  • Amelia of upper limb
  • Congenital absence of:
    • fingers, all (complete or partial)
    • forearm, including hand and fingers
    • upper limb, complete
  • Congenital amputation of upper limb
  • Transverse hemimelia of upper limb
Convert to ICD-10-CM: 755.21 converts approximately to:
  • 2014 ICD-10-CM Q71.00 Congenital complete absence of unspecified upper limb
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 755.21:
  • Absence (organ or part) (complete or partial)
    • arm (acquired) V49.60
      • above elbow V49.66
      • below elbow V49.65
      • congenital (see also Deformity, reduction, upper limb) 755.20
        • lower - see Absence, forearm, congenital
        • upper (complete) (partial) (with absence of distal elements, incomplete) 755.24
          • with
            • complete absence of distal elements 755.21
            • forearm (incomplete) 755.23
    • carpal(s) (congenital) (complete) (partial) (with absence of distal elements, incomplete) (see also Deformity, reduction, upper limb) 755.28
      • with complete absence of distal elements 755.21
    • finger (acquired) V49.62
      • congenital (complete) (partial) (see also Deformity, reduction, upper limb) 755.29
        • meaning all fingers (complete) (partial) 755.21
        • transverse 755.21
    • forearm (acquired) V49.65
      • congenital (complete) (partial) (with absence of distal elements, incomplete) (see also Deformity, reduction, upper limb) 755.25
        • with
          • complete absence of distal elements (hand and fingers) 755.21
          • humerus (incomplete) 755.23
    • hand (acquired) V49.63
      • congenital (complete) (see also Deformity, reduction, upper limb) 755.21
    • humerus, congenital (complete) (partial) (with absence of distal elements, incomplete) (see also Deformity, reduction, upper limb) 755.24
      • with
        • complete absence of distal elements 755.21
        • radius and ulna (incomplete) 755.23
    • limb (acquired)
      • congenital (complete) (partial) (see also Deformity, reduction) 755.4
        • lower 755.30
          • complete 755.31
          • incomplete 755.32
          • longitudinal - see Deficiency, lower limb, longitudinal
          • transverse 755.31
        • upper 755.20
          • complete 755.21
          • incomplete 755.22
          • longitudinal - see Deficiency, upper limb, longitudinal
          • transverse 755.21
      • lower NEC V49.70
      • upper NEC V49.60
    • metacarpal(s), congenital (complete) (partial) (with absence of distal elements, incomplete) (see also Deformity, reduction, upper limb) 755.28
      • with all fingers, complete 755.21
    • phalange(s), congenital 755.4
      • lower limb (complete) (intercalary) (partial) (terminal) (see also Deformity, reduction, lower limb) 755.39
        • meaning all toes (complete) (partial) 755.31
        • transverse 755.31
      • upper limb (complete) (intercalary) (partial) (terminal) (see also Deformity, reduction, upper limb) 755.29
        • meaning all digits (complete) (partial) 755.21
        • transverse 755.21
    • radius, congenital (complete) (partial) (with absence of distal elements, incomplete) 755.26
      • with
        • complete absence of distal elements 755.21
        • ulna 755.25
          • with
            • complete absence of distal elements 755.21
            • humerus (incomplete) 755.23
    • ray, congenital 755.4
      • lower limb (complete) (partial) (see also Deformity, reduction, lower limb) 755.38
      • upper limb (complete) (partial) (see also Deformity, reduction, upper limb) 755.28
        • meaning all rays 755.21
        • transverse 755.21
    • ulna, congenital (complete) (partial) (with absence of distal elements, incomplete) (see also Deformity, reduction, upper limb) 755.27
      • with
        • complete absence of distal elements 755.21
        • radius 755.25
          • with
            • complete absence of distal elements 755.21
            • humerus (incomplete) 755.23
  • Acheiria 755.21
  • Adactylia, adactyly (congenital) 755.4
    • upper limb (complete) (intercalary) (partial) (terminal) (see also Deformity, reduction, upper limb) 755.29
      • meaning all digits (complete) (partial) 755.21
      • transverse (complete) (partial) 755.21
  • Agenesis - see also Absence, by site, congenital
    • hand (complete) (see also Deformity, reduction, upper limb) 755.21
  • Amelia 755.4
    • upper limb 755.21
  • Amputation
    • congenital
      • lower limb 755.31
      • upper limb 755.21
  • Aphalangia (congenital) 755.4
    • upper limb (complete) (intercalary) (partial) (terminal) 755.29
      • meaning all digits (complete) (partial) 755.21
      • transverse 755.21
  • Deficiency, deficient
    • upper limb V49.0
      • congenital 755.20
        • with complete absence of distal elements 755.21
        • longitudinal (complete) (partial) (with distal deficiencies, incomplete) 755.22
        • transverse (complete) (partial) 755.21
  • Deformity 738.9
    • reduction (extremity) (limb) 755.4
      • brain 742.2
      • lower limb 755.30
      • upper limb 755.20
        • with complete absence of distal elements 755.21
        • longitudinal (complete) (partial) (with distal deficiencies, incomplete) 755.22
        • transverse (complete) (partial) 755.21
  • Hemimelia 755.4
    • upper limb 755.20
      • paraxial (complete) (incomplete) (intercalary) (terminal) 755.22
      • transverse (complete) (partial) 755.21
  • Hypoplasia, hypoplasis 759.89
    • hand 755.21
  • Meromelia 755.4
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