ICD-10 Diagnosis Code M79.609

Pain in unspecified limb

Diagnosis Code M79.609

ICD-10: M79.609
Short Description: Pain in unspecified limb
Long Description: Pain in unspecified limb
This is the 2017 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code M79.609

Valid for Submission
The code M79.609 is valid for submission for HIPAA-covered transactions.

Code Classification
  • Diseases of the musculoskeletal system and connective tissue (M00–M99)
    • Other soft tissue disorders (M70-M79)
      • Oth and unsp soft tissue disorders, not elsewhere classified (M79)

Information for Medical Professionals

Diagnostic Related Groups
The diagnosis code M79.609 is grouped in the following Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG V34.0)

  • 555 - SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS OF MUSCULOSKELETAL SYSTEM AND CONNECTIVE TISSUE WITH MCC
  • 556 - SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS OF MUSCULOSKELETAL SYSTEM AND CONNECTIVE TISSUE WITHOUT MCC

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Synonyms
  • Limb pain at rest due to atherosclerosis of native artery
  • Limb stump pain
  • Pain in amputated limb
  • Pain in limb
  • Pain in limb - multiple
  • Pain in lower limb on elevation
  • Stump neuralgia
  • Tenderness in limb
  • Tenderness of upper limb

Index of Diseases and Injuries
References found for the code M79.609 in the Index of Diseases and Injuries:


Information for Patients


Pain

Pain is a feeling triggered in the nervous system. Pain may be sharp or dull. It may come and go, or it may be constant. You may feel pain in one area of your body, such as your back, abdomen or chest or you may feel pain all over, such as when your muscles ache from the flu.

Pain can be helpful in diagnosing a problem. Without pain, you might seriously hurt yourself without knowing it, or you might not realize you have a medical problem that needs treatment. Once you take care of the problem, pain usually goes away. However, sometimes pain goes on for weeks, months or even years. This is called chronic pain. Sometimes chronic pain is due to an ongoing cause, such as cancer or arthritis. Sometimes the cause is unknown.

Fortunately, there are many ways to treat pain. Treatment varies depending on the cause of pain. Pain relievers, acupuncture and sometimes surgery are helpful.

  • Aches and pains during pregnancy
  • Neuralgia
  • Palliative care - managing pain


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