Specific code 2014 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 738.5
Other acquired deformity of back or spine
  • Billable Code
  • Short description: Other acq back deformity.
  • ICD-9-CM 738.5 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 738.5 is a billable medical code that can be used to specify a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim.
Disease Synonyms
  • Acquired deformity of spine
  • Cervical spine deformity
  • Deformity of cervical vertebra
  • Deformity of joint of thoracic spine
  • Deformity of lumbar spine
  • Deformity of spine
  • Deformity of spine due to injury
  • Deformity of spine, acquired
  • Deformity of thoracic spine
  • Deformity of thoracic vertebra
  • Finding of form of lumbar spine
  • Flatback syndrome
  • Flatback syndrome of lumbar region
  • Flatback syndrome of lumbar spine
  • Flatback syndrome of lumbosacral region
  • Flatback syndrome of lumbosacral spine
  • Flatback syndrome of thoracolumbar region
  • Flatback syndrome of thoracolumbar spine
  • Rotational deformity of thoracic spine
  • Vertical spinal deviation
738.5 Excludes
Applies To
  • Deformity of spine NOS
Convert to ICD-10-CM: 738.5 converts approximately to:
  • 2014 ICD-10-CM M99.83 Other biomechanical lesions of lumbar region
    Or:
  • 2014 ICD-10-CM M99.84 Other biomechanical lesions of sacral region
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 738.5:
  • Angulation
    • sacrum (acquired) 738.5
  • Deformity 738.9
    • lumbosacral (joint) (region) (congenital) 756.10
      • acquired 738.5
    • sacroiliac joint (congenital) 755.69
      • acquired 738.5
    • sacrum (acquired) 738.5
    • spine (acquired) NEC 738.5
      • congenital 756.10
        • due to intrauterine malposition and pressure 754.2
      • kyphoscoliotic (see also Kyphoscoliosis) 737.30
      • kyphotic (see also Kyphosis) 737.10
      • lordotic (see also Lordosis) 737.20
      • rachitic 268.1
      • scoliotic (see also Scoliosis) 737.30
  • Syndrome - see also Disease
    • flat back
      • acquired 737.29
      • postprocedural 738.5
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