Specific code 2014 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 728.3
Other specific muscle disorders
  • Billable Code
  • Short description: Muscle disorders NEC.
  • ICD-9-CM 728.3 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 728.3 is a billable medical code that can be used to specify a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim.
Disease Synonyms
  • Abnormally increased muscle contraction
  • Arthrogryposis
  • Congenital arthrogryposis due to teratogen
  • Distal arthrogryposis syndrome
  • Drop attack
  • Dysfunction of inferior oblique muscle
  • Familial arthrogryposis-cholestatic hepatorenal syndrome
  • Flaccidity - muscle
  • Immobility syndrome
  • Inferior oblique muscle dysfunction
  • Inherited arthrogryposis
  • Instability of pelvic floor
  • Mass of psoas muscle
  • Muscle cachexia
  • Myedema
  • Myokymia, hyperhidrosis, impaired muscle relaxation syndrome
  • Non dystrophic myotonia
  • Paraplegic immobility syndrome
  • Quadratus lumborum syndrome
  • Superior oblique dysfunction
  • Superior oblique muscle dysfunction
Clinical Information
  • Arthrogryposis marked by congenital contractures involving two or more different joints with ankylosis, hypoplasia of the attached musculature, and multiple pterygia. Several types are recognized: myopathic type is relatively rare and is characterized by muscle changes with fixed flexion deformities of the limbs and gross deformities of the chest and spine. Nuropathic type presents fixed extension or flexion deformities of the limbs. Distal type affects the distal portions of the extremities. Distal arthrogryposis is further divided into two types: at least 3 varies of x-linked distal arthrogryposis are recognized: 1. Lethal form with severe contractures, scoliosis, chest deformities, micrognathia, and death by age of 3 months. Psychomotor retardation may occur. 2. A mild to moderate forms with blepharoptosis, microphallus, cryptorchidism, inguinal hernia, and normal intelligence. 3. A sporadic form with mild symptoms which gradually improve, which is manifested main by moderate contractures and normal intelligence. Type i involves primarily the distal parts of the hands and feet and is characterized by overlapping fingers, clenched fists, ulnar deviation of the fingers, camptodactyly, positional foot anomalies, and generally normal intelligence. Type ii is divided into several subtypes and, in addition to arthrogryposis, has a variety of associated findings, including short stature, cleft lip and/or palate, scoliosis, trismus, and dull intellect.
728.3 Excludes
  • arthrogryposis multiplex congenita (754.89)
  • stiff-man syndrome (333.91)
Applies To
  • Arthrogryposis
  • Immobility syndrome (paraplegic)
Convert to ICD-10-CM: 728.3 converts approximately to:
  • 2014 ICD-10-CM M62.3 Immobility syndrome (paraplegic)
  • 2014 ICD-10-CM M62.89 Other specified disorders of muscle
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 728.3:
  • Arthrogryposis 728.3
  • Disorder - see also Disease
    • muscle 728.9
      • psychogenic 306.0
      • specified type NEC 728.3
  • Immobile, immobility
    • syndrome (paraplegic) 728.3
  • Syndrome - see also Disease
    • immobility (paraplegic) 728.3
    • lazy
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