Non-specific code 2014 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 733.0
Osteoporosis
  • Non-Billable Code
  • There are 5 ICD-9-CM codes below 733.0 that define this diagnosis in greater detail. Do not use this code on a reimbursement claim.
Clinical Information
  • (oss-tee-oh-pa-row-sis) a condition that is characterized by a decrease in bone mass and density, causing bones to become fragile.
  • A condition of reduced bone mass, with decreased cortical thickness and a decrease in the number and size of the trabeculae of cancellous bone (but normal chemical composition), resulting in increased fracture incidence. Osteoporosis is classified as primary (type 1, postmenopausal osteoporosis; type 2, age-associated osteoporosis; and idiopathic, which can affect juveniles, premenopausal women, and middle-aged men) and secondary osteoporosis (which results from an identifiable cause of bone mass loss).
  • Loss of bone mass and strength due to nutritional, metabolic, or other factors, usually resulting in deformity or fracture; a major public health problem of the elderly, especially women.
Use Additional
  • Use additional code to identify:
    • major osseous defect, if applicable (731.3)
    • personal history of pathologic (healed) fracture (V13.51)
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