ICD-10 Diagnosis Code M79.9

Soft tissue disorder, unspecified

Diagnosis Code M79.9

ICD-10: M79.9
Short Description: Soft tissue disorder, unspecified
Long Description: Soft tissue disorder, unspecified
This is the 2017 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code M79.9

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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 M79.9 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
  • Disorder of musculoskeletal system
  • Disorder of soft tissue
  • Disorder of soft tissue of abdominal cavity
  • Disorder of soft tissue of body cavity
  • Disorder of soft tissue of body wall region
  • Disorder of soft tissue of head
  • Disorder of soft tissue of limb
  • Disorder of soft tissue of lower limb
  • Disorder of soft tissue of neck
  • Disorder of soft tissue of thoracic cavity
  • Disorder of soft tissue of trunk
  • Disorder of soft tissue of upper limb
  • Musculoskeletal problem in pregnancy
  • Orthopedic disorders during pregnancy, childbirth and the puerperium
  • Pelvic soft tissue abnormality in pregnancy, childbirth and the puerperium
  • Pelvic soft tissue abnormality in pregnancy, childbirth and the puerperium - delivered
  • Pelvic soft tissue abnormality in pregnancy, childbirth and the puerperium with antenatal problem
  • Soft tissue complication of diabetes mellitus
  • Soft tissue lesion
  • Soft tissue lesion of elbow region
  • Soft tissue lesion of foot region
  • Soft tissue lesion of knee region
  • Soft tissue lesion of lower leg and ankle
  • Soft tissue lesion of pelvic region
  • Soft tissue lesion of wrist and hand

Information for Patients


Connective Tissue Disorders

Connective tissue is the material inside your body that supports many of its parts. It is the "cellular glue" that gives your tissues their shape and helps keep them strong. It also helps some of your tissues do their work. Cartilage and fat are examples of connective tissue.

There are over 200 disorders that impact connective tissue. Some, like cellulitis, are the result of an infection. Injuries can cause connective tissue disorders, such as scars. Others, such as Ehlers-Danlos syndrome, Marfan syndrome, and osteogenesis imperfecta, are genetic. Still others, like scleroderma, have no known cause. Each disorder has its own symptoms and needs different treatment.

  • Dupuytrens contracture


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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
  • Compartment syndrome
  • Contracture deformity
  • Creatine phosphokinase test
  • Electromyography
  • Eyelid twitch
  • Hypotonia
  • Muscle aches
  • Muscle atrophy
  • Muscle function loss
  • Muscle twitching
  • Rhabdomyolysis
  • Weakness


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