Specific code 2014 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 738.8
Acquired deformity of other specified site
  • Billable Code
  • Short description: Acq deformity NEC.
  • ICD-9-CM 738.8 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 738.8 is a billable medical code that can be used to specify a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim.
Disease Synonyms
  • Acquired chondral defect
  • Acquired defect of articular cartilage
  • Acquired deformity of clavicle
  • Acquired deformity of the abdomen
  • Bowed clavicle
  • Chondral defect, acquired
  • Deformity of shaft of clavicle
  • Finding of form of clavicle
  • Finding of form of joint
  • Hooked clavicle
  • Joint deformity
  • On examination - unfixed joint deformity
  • Scaphoid abdomen
  • Shortened trunk
  • Widened mediastinum
Applies To
  • Deformity of clavicle
Convert to ICD-10-CM: 738.8 converts approximately to:
  • 2014 ICD-10-CM M95.8 Other specified acquired deformities of musculoskeletal system
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 738.8:
  • Defect, defective 759.9
    • osteochondral NEC 738.8
  • Deformity 738.9
    • abdominal wall
      • acquired 738.8
      • congenital 756.70
      • muscle deficiency syndrome 756.79
    • acquired (unspecified site) 738.9
      • specified site NEC 738.8
    • clavicle (acquired) 738.8
    • diaphragm (congenital) 756.6
      • acquired 738.8
    • joint (acquired) NEC 738.8
      • congenital 755.9
      • contraction (abduction) (adduction) (extension) (flexion) - see Contraction, joint
  • Retraction
    • supraclavicular 738.8
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