2017/18 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code T79.A

Traumatic compartment syndrome

Type 1 Excludes
Type 1 Excludes Help
A type 1 excludes note is a pure excludes. It means "not coded here". A type 1 excludes note indicates that the code excluded should never be used at the same time as T79.A. A type 1 excludes note is for used for when two conditions cannot occur together, such as a congenital form versus an acquired form of the same condition.
  • fibromyalgia (
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code M79.7

    Fibromyalgia

      2016 2017 2018 Billable/Specific Code
    Applicable To
    • Fibromyositis
    • Fibrositis
    • Myofibrositis
    M79.7
    )
  • nontraumatic compartment syndrome (
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code M79.A

    Nontraumatic compartment syndrome

      2016 2017 2018 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    Code First
    • , if applicable, associated postprocedural complication
    Type 1 Excludes
    • compartment syndrome NOS (T79.A-)
    • fibromyalgia (M79.7)
    • nontraumatic ischemic infarction of muscle (M62.2-)
    • traumatic compartment syndrome (T79.A-)
    M79.A-
    )
  • traumatic ischemic infarction of muscle (
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code T79.6

    Traumatic ischemia of muscle

      2016 2017 2018 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    Applicable To
    • Traumatic rhabdomyolysis
    • Volkmann's ischemic contracture
    Type 2 Excludes
    • anterior tibial syndrome (M76.8)
    • compartment syndrome (traumatic) (T79.A-)
    • nontraumatic ischemia of muscle (M62.2-)
    T79.6
    )
The following code(s) above T79.A contain annotation back-references
Annotation Back-References
In this context, annotation back-references refer to codes that contain:
  • Applicable To annotations, or
  • Code Also annotations, or
  • Code First annotations, or
  • Excludes1 annotations, or
  • Excludes2 annotations, or
  • Includes annotations, or
  • Note annotations, or
  • Use Additional annotations
that may be applicable to T79.A:
  • S00-T88
    2018 ICD-10-CM Range S00-T88

    Injury, poisoning and certain other consequences of external causes

    Note
    • Use secondary code(s) from Chapter 20, External causes of morbidity, to indicate cause of injury. Codes within the T section that include the external cause do not require an additional external cause code
    Type 1 Excludes
    Use Additional
    • code to identify any retained foreign body, if applicable (Z18.-)
    Injury, poisoning and certain other consequences of external causes
  • T79
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code T79

    Certain early complications of trauma, not elsewhere classified

      2016 2017 2018 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    Type 2 Excludes
    • acute respiratory distress syndrome (J80)
    • complications occurring during or following medical procedures (T80-T88)
    • complications of surgical and medical care NEC (T80-T88)
    • newborn respiratory distress syndrome (P22.0)
    Certain early complications of trauma, not elsewhere classified
Code History
Code annotations containing back-references to T79.A:
ICD-10-CM Codes Adjacent To T79.A
T79.5XXD …… subsequent encounter
T79.5XXS …… sequela
T79.6 Traumatic ischemia of muscle
T79.6XXA …… initial encounter
T79.6XXD …… subsequent encounter
T79.6XXS …… sequela
T79.7 Traumatic subcutaneous emphysema
T79.7XXA …… initial encounter
T79.7XXD …… subsequent encounter
T79.7XXS …… sequela
T79.A Traumatic compartment syndrome
T79.A0 Compartment syndrome, unspecified
T79.A0XA …… initial encounter
T79.A0XD …… subsequent encounter
T79.A0XS …… sequela
T79.A1 Traumatic compartment syndrome of upper extremity
T79.A11 Traumatic compartment syndrome of right upper extremity
T79.A11A …… initial encounter
T79.A11D …… subsequent encounter
T79.A11S …… sequela
T79.A12 Traumatic compartment syndrome of left upper extremity

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