ICD-10 Diagnosis Code M81.0

Age-related osteoporosis w/o current pathological fracture

Diagnosis Code M81.0

ICD-10: M81.0
Short Description: Age-related osteoporosis w/o current pathological fracture
Long Description: Age-related osteoporosis without current pathological fracture
This is the 2018 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code M81.0

Valid for Submission
The code M81.0 is valid for submission for HIPAA-covered transactions.

Code Classification
  • Diseases of the musculoskeletal system and connective tissue (M00–M99)
    • Disorders of bone density and structure (M80-M85)
      • Osteoporosis without current pathological fracture (M81)

Information for Medical Professionals

Code Edits
The following edits are applicable to this code:
Adult diagnoses Additional informationCallout TooltipAdult diagnoses
Adult. Age range is 15–124 years inclusive (e.g., senile delirium, mature cataract).

Diagnostic Related Groups
The diagnosis code M81.0 is grouped in the following Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG V35.0)


Convert to ICD-9 Additional informationCallout TooltipGeneral Equivalence Map
The ICD-10 and ICD-9 GEMs are used to facilitate linking between the diagnosis codes in ICD-9-CM and the new ICD-10-CM code set. The GEMs are the raw material from which providers, health information vendors and payers can derive specific applied mappings to meet their needs.

  • Acquired kyphosis
  • Curvature of spine due to another disorder
  • Femoral neck dual energy X-ray photon absorptiometry scan result osteoporotic
  • Forearm dual energy X-ray photon absorptiometry scan result osteoporotic
  • Heel dual energy X-ray photon absorptiometry scan result osteoporotic
  • Hip dual X-ray absorptiometry scan result osteoporotic
  • Lumbar dual energy X-ray photon absorptiometry scan result osteoporotic
  • Menopausal osteoporosis
  • Osteoporosis
  • Osteoporotic bone marrow defect
  • Osteoporotic kyphosis
  • Postmenopausal osteoporosis
  • Primary osteoporosis
  • Quantitative ultrasound scan of heel - result osteoporotic
  • Secondary kyphosis deformity of spine
  • Senile osteoporosis
  • Vertebral osteoporosis

Index of Diseases and Injuries
References found for the code M81.0 in the Index of Diseases and Injuries:

Information for Patients


Osteoporosis is a disease that thins and weakens the bones. Your bones become fragile and break easily, especially the bones in the hip, spine, and wrist. In the United States, millions of people either already have osteoporosis or are at high risk due to low bone mass.

Anyone can develop osteoporosis, but it is more common in older women. Risk factors include

  • Getting older
  • Being small and thin
  • Having a family history of osteoporosis
  • Taking certain medicines
  • Being a white or Asian woman
  • Having low bone density

Osteoporosis is a silent disease. You might not know you have it until you break a bone. A bone mineral density test is the best way to check your bone health.

To keep bones strong, eat a diet rich in calcium and vitamin D, exercise, and do not smoke. If needed, medicines can also help. It is also important to try to avoid falling down. Falls are the number one cause of fractures in older adults.

NIH: National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases

  • Bone mineral density test (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Calcium, vitamin D, and your bones (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Exercise, lifestyle, and your bones (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Medicines for osteoporosis (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Osteoporosis (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • What causes bone loss? (Medical Encyclopedia)

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