M93.0: Slipped upper femoral epiphysis (nontraumatic)

Part of your femoral head has slipped.

The bones are made of hard bone tissue. In most bones in children there are so-called growth plates, made up of softer cartilage tissue. Gradually, hard bone tissue forms in those places. The bone can grow as a result.

The two hip joints connect the pelvis to the thighbones (femurs). At each side of the pelvic bone there is a depression. This depression is also called the hip socket. The femoral head sits in the hip socket. The femoral head is the rounded, top end of the femur. The bone has slipped above the growth plate at the femoral head. This can happen very suddenly or slowly, and it can have different causes. If the bone slips above the growth plate, it can be very painful. The person can usually no longer walk properly, and limps.

Additional indicator

On medical documents, the ICD code is often appended by letters that indicate the diagnostic certainty or the affected side of the body.

  • G: Confirmed diagnosis
  • V: Tentative diagnosis
  • Z: Condition after
  • A: Excluded diagnosis
  • L: Left
  • R: Right
  • B: Both sides

Further information


This information is not intended for self-diagnosis and does not replace professional medical advice from a doctor. If you find an ICD code on a personal medical document, please also note the additional indicator used for diagnostic confidence.
Your doctor will assist you with any health-related questions and explain the ICD diagnosis code to you in a direct consultation if necessary.


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