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ICD-10-CM Code T79.A2
Traumatic compartment syndrome of lower extremity

NON-BILLABLE
Non-Billable Code
Non-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-10 from 2011 - 2016

ICD Code T79.A2 is a non-billable code. To code a diagnosis of this type, you must use one of the three child codes of T79.A2 that describes the diagnosis 'traumatic compartment syndrome of lower extremity' in more detail.


The ICD code T79 is used to code Major trauma

Major trauma is any injury that has the potential to cause prolonged disability or death. There are many causes of major trauma, blunt and penetrating, including falls, motor vehicle collisions, and gunshot wounds. Depending on the severity of injury, quick management and transport to an appropriate medical facility (called a trauma center) may be necessary to prevent loss of life or limb. The initial assessment involves a physical evaluation and can also include the use of imaging tools to accurately determine a type of injury and to formulate a course of treatment. Various classification scales exist for use with trauma to determine the severity of injuries, which is used to determine the resources used and for statistical collection. The initial assessment is critical in determining the extent of injuries and what will be needed to manage an injury, and treating immediate life threats.

Specialty: Emergency Medicine
MeSH Codes: D014947, D014947, D014947, D014947
ICD 9 Codes: 900, 910, 950, 957

Health care providers attending to a person on a stretcher with a gunshot wound to the head. The patient is intubated, and a mechanical ventilator is visible in the background.

Coding Notes for T79.A2 Info for medical coders on how to properly use this ICD-10 code

Inclusion Terms:
Inclusion Terms
Inclusion Terms are a list of concepts for which a specific code is used. The list of Inclusion Terms is useful for determining the correct code in some cases, but the list is not necessarily exhaustive.
Traumatic compartment syndrome of hip, buttock, thigh, leg, foot, and toes

ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index References for 'T79.A2 - Traumatic compartment syndrome of lower extremity'

The ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index links the below-listed medical terms to the ICD code T79.A2. Click on any term below to browse the alphabetical index.


Parent Code: T79.A - Traumatic compartment syndrome

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