2017/18 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code T79.A2

Traumatic compartment syndrome of lower extremity

Applicable To
  • Traumatic compartment syndrome of hip, buttock, thigh, leg, foot, and toes
The following code(s) above T79.A2 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.A2:
  • 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
  • T79.A
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code T79.A

    Traumatic compartment syndrome

      2016 2017 2018 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    Type 1 Excludes
    • fibromyalgia (M79.7)
    • nontraumatic compartment syndrome (M79.A-)
    • traumatic ischemic infarction of muscle (T79.6)
    Traumatic compartment syndrome
Code History

Diagnosis Index entries containing back-references to T79.A2:

ICD-10-CM Codes Adjacent To T79.A2
T79.A11D …… subsequent encounter
T79.A11S …… sequela
T79.A12 Traumatic compartment syndrome of left upper extremity
T79.A12A …… initial encounter
T79.A12D …… subsequent encounter
T79.A12S …… sequela
T79.A19 Traumatic compartment syndrome of unspecified upper extremity
T79.A19A …… initial encounter
T79.A19D …… subsequent encounter
T79.A19S …… sequela
T79.A2 Traumatic compartment syndrome of lower extremity
T79.A21 Traumatic compartment syndrome of right lower extremity
T79.A21A …… initial encounter
T79.A21D …… subsequent encounter
T79.A21S …… sequela
T79.A22 Traumatic compartment syndrome of left lower extremity
T79.A22A …… initial encounter
T79.A22D …… subsequent encounter
T79.A22S …… sequela
T79.A29 Traumatic compartment syndrome of unspecified lower extremity
T79.A29A …… initial encounter

Reimbursement claims with a date of service on or after October 1, 2015 require the use of ICD-10-CM codes.