ICD-10-CM Code G57.0
Lesion of sciatic nerve
Non-Billable CodeNon-Billable means the code is not sufficient justification for admission to an acute care hospital when used a principal diagnosis. Use a child code to capture more detail.
ICD Code G57.0 is a non-billable code. To code a diagnosis of this type, you must use one of the three child codes of G57.0 that describes the diagnosis 'lesion of sciatic nerve' in more detail.
- G57.0 Lesion of sciatic nerve NON-BILLABLE
The ICD code G570 is used to code Piriformis syndrome
Piriformis syndrome is a neuromuscular disorder that occurs when the sciatic nerve is compressed or otherwise irritated by the piriformis muscle causing pain, tingling and numbness in the buttocks and along the path of the sciatic nerve descending the lower thigh and into the leg. Diagnosis is often difficult due to few validated and standardized diagnostic tests, but two have been well-described and clinically validated: one is electrophysiological, called the FAIR-test, which measures delay in sciatic nerve conductions when the piriformis muscle is stretched against it.:41 The other is magnetic resonance neurography, a type of MRI that highlights inflammation and the nerves themselves. Some[who?] say that the most important criterion is the exclusion of sciatica resulting from compression/irritation of spinal nerve roots, as by a herniated disc. However, compression may be present, but not causal, in the setting of sciatica due to piriformis syndrome.
|Specialty:||Orthopedics, Sports Medicine|
|ICD 9 Code:||355.0|
Coding Notes for G57.0 Info for medical coders on how to properly use this ICD-10 code
Code Type-1 Excludes:
Type-1 ExcludesType-1 Excludes mean the conditions excluded are mutually exclusive and should never be coded together. Excludes 1 means "do not code here."
- Sciatica NOS - instead, use code M54.3-
Code Type-2 Excludes:
Type-2 ExcludesType-2 Excludes means the excluded conditions are different, although they may appear similar. A patient may have both conditions, but one does not include the other. Excludes 2 means "not coded here."
- Sciatica attributed to intervertebral disc disorder (M51.1.-) - instead, use code M51.1
ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index References for 'G57.0 - Lesion of sciatic nerve'
The ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index links the below-listed medical terms to the ICD code G57.0. Click on any term below to browse the alphabetical index.