Specific code 2012 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 755.38
Longitudinal deficiency, tarsals or metatarsals, complete or partial (with or without incomplete phalangeal deficiency)
  • Short description: Longitudinal defic foot.
  • ICD-9-CM 755.38 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 755.38 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 755.38.
  • More recent version(s) of ICD-9-CM 755.38: 2013 2014.
Disease Synonyms
  • Bilat split foot
  • Bilateral congenital absence of feet
  • Bilateral split foot
  • Cleft foot
  • Congenital absence of bilat feet and toes
  • Congenital absence of foot
  • Congenital absence of foot and toe
  • Congenital absence of L foot and toe
  • Congenital absence of left foot and toe
  • Congenital absence of left foot and toes
  • Congenital absence of R foot and toes
  • Congenital absence of right foot and toes
  • L cleft foot
  • Left cleft foot
  • Left split foot
  • R split foot
  • Right split foot
  • Split foot
Convert to ICD-10-CM: 755.38 converts approximately to:
  • 2014 ICD-10-CM Q72.30 Congenital absence of unspecified foot and toe(s)
    Or:
  • 2014 ICD-10-CM Q72.70 Split foot, unspecified lower limb
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 755.38:
  • Absence (organ or part) (complete or partial)
    • metatarsal(s), congenital (complete) (partial) (with absence of distal elements, incomplete) (see also Deformity, reduction, lower limb) 755.38
      • with complete absence of distal elements 755.31
    • 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
    • tarsal(s), congenital (complete) (partial) (with absence of distal elements, incomplete) (see also Deformity, reduction, lower limb) 755.38
  • Agenesis - see also Absence, by site, congenital
    • metatarsus NEC 755.38
    • tarsus NEC 755.38
  • Deficiency, deficient
    • lower limb V49.0
      • congenital 755.30
        • with complete absence of distal elements 755.31
        • longitudinal (complete) (partial) (with distal deficiencies, incomplete) 755.32
        • transverse 755.31
  • Deformity 738.9
    • reduction (extremity) (limb) 755.4
      • brain 742.2
      • lower limb 755.30
        • with complete absence of distal elements 755.31
        • longitudinal (complete) (partial) (with distal deficiencies, incomplete) 755.32
        • transverse 755.31
      • 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
  • Hypoplasia, hypoplasis 759.89
    • metatarsus (see also Absence, metatarsal, congenital) 755.38
    • tarsus (see also Absence, tarsal, congenital) 755.38
  • Meromelia 755.4
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