Specific code 2012 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code V49.70
Unspecified level lower limb amputation status
  • Short description: Status amput lwr lmb NOS.
  • ICD-9-CM V49.70 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 V49.70 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 V49.70.
  • More recent version(s) of ICD-9-CM V49.70: 2013 2014.
Disease Synonyms
  • History of amputation of both legs
  • History of amputation of left leg
  • History of amputation of right leg
  • History of bilateral lower limb amputation
  • History of left leg amputation
  • History of right leg amputation
  • Hx of bilat leg amputation
  • Hx of left leg amputation
  • Hx of right leg amputation
Convert to ICD-10-CM: V49.70 converts approximately to:
  • 2014 ICD-10-CM Z89.9 Acquired absence of limb, unspecified
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to V49.70:
  • Absence (organ or part) (complete or partial)
    • extremity (acquired)
      • congenital (see also Deformity, reduction) 755.4
      • lower V49.70
      • upper V49.60
    • 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
    • limb (acquired)
      • congenital (complete) (partial) (see also Deformity, reduction) 755.4
      • lower NEC V49.70
      • upper NEC V49.60
  • Amputation
    • stump (surgical) (posttraumatic)
      • abnormal, painful, or with complication (late) 997.60
      • healed or old NEC - see also Absence, by site, acquired
  • Amputee (bilateral) (old) - see also Absence, by site, acquired V49.70
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