Specific code 2014 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 736.81
Unequal leg length (acquired)
  • Billable Code
  • Short description: Unequal leg length.
  • ICD-9-CM 736.81 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 736.81 is a billable medical code that can be used to specify a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim.
Disease Synonyms
  • Acquired disparity of leg length
  • Acquired inequality of leg length
  • Acquired unequal leg length
  • Acquired unequal limb length of femur
  • Acquired unequal limb length of fibula
  • Acquired unequal limb length of L femur
  • Acquired unequal limb length of L fibula
  • Acquired unequal limb length of L tibia
  • Acquired unequal limb length of left femur
  • Acquired unequal limb length of left fibula
  • Acquired unequal limb length of left tibia
  • Acquired unequal limb length of R femur
  • Acquired unequal limb length of R fibula
  • Acquired unequal limb length of R tibia
  • Acquired unequal limb length of right femur
  • Acquired unequal limb length of right fibula
  • Acquired unequal limb length of right tibia
  • Acquired unequal limb length of tibia
  • Disparity of leg length, acquired
  • Inequality of leg length
  • Leg length inequality
Convert to ICD-10-CM: 736.81 converts approximately to:
  • 2014 ICD-10-CM M21.759 Unequal limb length (acquired), unspecified femur
    Or:
  • 2014 ICD-10-CM M21.769 Unequal limb length (acquired), unspecified tibia and fibula
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 736.81:
  • Discrepancy
    • leg length (acquired) 736.81
  • Inequality, leg (acquired) (length) 736.81
  • Lengthening, leg 736.81
  • Short, shortening, shortness
    • femur (acquired) 736.81
    • leg (acquired) 736.81
    • thigh (acquired) 736.81
  • Unequal leg (acquired) (length) 736.81
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