ICD-10 Diagnosis Code M79.A29

Nontraumatic compartment syndrome of unsp lower extremity

Diagnosis Code M79.A29

ICD-10: M79.A29
Short Description: Nontraumatic compartment syndrome of unsp lower extremity
Long Description: Nontraumatic compartment syndrome of unspecified lower extremity
This is the 2017 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code M79.A29

Code Classification
  • Diseases of the musculoskeletal system and connective tissue
    • 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.A29 is grouped in the following Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG v33.0)


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  • Anterior tibial compartment syndrome
  • Compartment syndrome of lower leg
  • Compartment syndrome of lower limb

Information for Patients

Foot Injuries and Disorders

Each of your feet has 26 bones, 33 joints, and more than 100 tendons, muscles, and ligaments. No wonder a lot of things can go wrong. Here are a few common problems:

  • Bunions - hard, painful bumps on the big toe joint
  • Corns and calluses - thickened skin from friction or pressure
  • Plantar warts - warts on the soles of your feet
  • Fallen arches - also called flat feet

Ill-fitting shoes often cause these problems. Aging and being overweight also increase your chances of having foot problems.

  • Claw foot
  • Clubfoot
  • Common peroneal nerve dysfunction
  • Extremity x-ray
  • Flat feet
  • Foot pain
  • Foot sprain - aftercare
  • Foot, leg, and ankle swelling
  • Hand or foot spasms
  • High arch
  • Metatarsal fracture (acute) - aftercare
  • Metatarsal stress fractures - aftercare
  • Metatarsus adductus
  • Morton neuroma

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Leg Injuries and Disorders

Your legs are made up of bones, blood vessels, muscles, and other connective tissue. They are important for motion and standing. Playing sports, running, falling, or having an accident can damage your legs. Common leg injuries include sprains and strains, joint dislocations, and fractures.

These injuries can affect the entire leg, or just the foot, ankle, knee, or hip. Certain diseases also lead to leg problems. For example, knee osteoarthritis, common in older people, can cause pain and limited motion. Problems in your veins in your legs can lead to varicose veins or deep vein thrombosis.

  • Blount disease
  • Bowlegs
  • Common peroneal nerve dysfunction
  • Femoral nerve dysfunction
  • Femur fracture repair - discharge
  • Foot, leg, and ankle swelling
  • Iliotibial band syndrome -- aftercare
  • Ischemic ulcers -- self-care
  • Knock knees
  • Leg pain
  • Shin splints - self-care
  • Tibial nerve dysfunction
  • Venous insufficiency

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