2020 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code T79.6

Traumatic ischemia of muscle

    2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
  • T79.6 should not be used for reimbursement purposes as there are multiple codes below it that contain a greater level of detail.
  • The 2020 edition of ICD-10-CM T79.6 became effective on October 1, 2019.
  • This is the American ICD-10-CM version of T79.6 - other international versions of ICD-10 T79.6 may differ.
Applicable To
  • Traumatic rhabdomyolysis
  • Volkmann's ischemic contracture
Type 2 Excludes
Type 2 Excludes Help
A type 2 excludes note represents "not included here". A type 2 excludes note indicates that the condition excluded is not part of the condition it is excluded from but a patient may have both conditions at the same time. When a type 2 excludes note appears under a code it is acceptable to use both the code (T79.6) and the excluded code together.
  • anterior tibial syndrome (
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code M76.8

    Other specified enthesopathies of lower limb, excluding foot

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    M76.8
    )
  • compartment syndrome (traumatic) (
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code T79.A

    Traumatic compartment syndrome

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    Type 1 Excludes
    • fibromyalgia (M79.7)
    • nontraumatic compartment syndrome (M79.A-)
    Type 2 Excludes
    • traumatic ischemic infarction of muscle (T79.6)
    T79.A-
    )
  • nontraumatic ischemia of muscle (
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code M62.2

    Nontraumatic ischemic infarction of muscle

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    Type 1 Excludes
    • compartment syndrome (traumatic) (T79.A-)
    • nontraumatic compartment syndrome (M79.A-)
    • traumatic ischemia of muscle (T79.6)
    • rhabdomyolysis (M62.82)
    • Volkmann's ischemic contracture (T79.6)
    M62.2-
    )
The following code(s) above T79.6 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 T79.6:
  • S00-T88
    2020 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 2019 2020 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
Clinical Information
  • A type of permanent damage to muscles and nerves that results from prolonged lack blood flow to those tissues. It is characterized by shortening and stiffening of the muscles.
Code History
  • 2016 (effective 10/1/2015): New code (first year of non-draft ICD-10-CM)
  • 2017 (effective 10/1/2016): No change
  • 2018 (effective 10/1/2017): No change
  • 2019 (effective 10/1/2018): No change
  • 2020 (effective 10/1/2019): No change
Code annotations containing back-references to T79.6:
  • Type 1 Excludes: M62.2
    , M62.2
    , M62.82
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code M62.2

    Nontraumatic ischemic infarction of muscle

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    Type 1 Excludes
    • compartment syndrome (traumatic) (T79.A-)
    • nontraumatic compartment syndrome (M79.A-)
    • traumatic ischemia of muscle (T79.6)
    • rhabdomyolysis (M62.82)
    • Volkmann's ischemic contracture (T79.6)
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code M62.2

    Nontraumatic ischemic infarction of muscle

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    Type 1 Excludes
    • compartment syndrome (traumatic) (T79.A-)
    • nontraumatic compartment syndrome (M79.A-)
    • traumatic ischemia of muscle (T79.6)
    • rhabdomyolysis (M62.82)
    • Volkmann's ischemic contracture (T79.6)
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code M62.82

    Rhabdomyolysis

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Billable/Specific Code
    Type 1 Excludes
    • traumatic rhabdomyolysis (T79.6)
  • Type 2 Excludes: T79.A
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code T79.A

    Traumatic compartment syndrome

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    Type 1 Excludes
    • fibromyalgia (M79.7)
    • nontraumatic compartment syndrome (M79.A-)
    Type 2 Excludes
    • traumatic ischemic infarction of muscle (T79.6)

Diagnosis Index entries containing back-references to T79.6:
  • Contraction(s)
    • muscle (postinfective) (postural) M62.40
      ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code M62.40

      Contracture of muscle, unspecified site

        2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Billable/Specific Code
      • ischemic T79.6 (Volkmann's)
    • Volkmann's T79.6 (ischemic)
  • Disease, diseased - see also Syndrome
    • Volkmann's, acquired T79.6
  • Ischemia, ischemic I99.8
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code I99.8

    Other disorder of circulatory system

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Billable/Specific Code
    • muscle, traumatic T79.6
  • Myositis M60.9
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code M60.9

    Myositis, unspecified

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Billable/Specific Code
    • fibrosa or fibrous T79.6 (chronic)
  • Paralysis, paralytic (complete) (incomplete) G83.9
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code G83.9

    Paralytic syndrome, unspecified

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Billable/Specific Code
    • muscle, muscular NEC G72.89
      ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code G72.89

      Other specified myopathies

        2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Billable/Specific Code
      • ischemic T79.6 (Volkmann's) (complicating trauma)
    • ischemic, Volkmann's T79.6 (complicating trauma)
    • Volkmann's T79.6 (complicating trauma)
  • Rhabdomyolysis (idiopathic) M62.82
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code M62.82

    Rhabdomyolysis

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Billable/Specific Code
    Type 1 Excludes
    • traumatic rhabdomyolysis (T79.6)
    • traumatic T79.6
  • Syndrome - see also Disease
    • Volkmann's T79.6
  • Volkmann's ischemic contracture or paralysis T79.6 (complicating trauma)

ICD-10-CM Codes Adjacent To T79.6
T79.2XXD …… subsequent encounter
T79.2XXS …… sequela
T79.4 Traumatic shock
T79.4XXA …… initial encounter
T79.4XXD …… subsequent encounter
T79.4XXS …… sequela
T79.5 Traumatic anuria
T79.5XXA …… initial encounter
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

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