ICD-10 Diagnosis Code G71.9

Primary disorder of muscle, unspecified

Diagnosis Code G71.9

ICD-10: G71.9
Short Description: Primary disorder of muscle, unspecified
Long Description: Primary disorder of muscle, unspecified
This is the 2017 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code G71.9

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Code Classification
  • Diseases of the nervous system (G00–G99)
    • Diseases of myoneural junction and muscle (G70-G73)
      • Primary disorders of muscles (G71)

Information for Patients


Muscle Disorders

Also called: Myopathy

Your muscles help you move and help your body work. Different types of muscles have different jobs. There are many problems that can affect muscles. Muscle disorders can cause weakness, pain or even paralysis.

Causes of muscle disorders include

  • Injury or overuse, such as sprains or strains, cramps or tendinitis
  • A genetic disorder, such as muscular dystrophy
  • Some cancers
  • Inflammation, such as myositis
  • Diseases of nerves that affect muscles
  • Infections
  • Certain medicines

Sometimes the cause is not known.

  • Caring for muscle spasticity or spasms (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Compartment syndrome (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Contracture deformity (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Creatine phosphokinase test (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Electromyography (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Eyelid twitch (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Hypotonia (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Muscle aches (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Muscle atrophy (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Muscle function loss (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Muscle twitching (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Rhabdomyolysis (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Weakness (Medical Encyclopedia)


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