ICD-10 Diagnosis Code R29.6

Repeated falls

Diagnosis Code R29.6

ICD-10: R29.6
Short Description: Repeated falls
Long Description: Repeated falls
This is the 2017 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code R29.6

Code Classification
  • Symptoms, signs and abnormal clinical and laboratory findings, not elsewhere classified
    • Symptoms and signs involving the nervous and musculoskeletal systems (R25-R29)
      • Oth symptoms and signs involving the nervous and ms systems (R29)

Information for Medical Professionals

According to ICD-10-CM guidelines this code should not to be used as a principal diagnosis code when a related definitive diagnosis has been established.
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  • Elderly fall
  • Falls
  • Falls
  • Falls caused by medication
  • Recurrent falls
  • Unexplained recurrent falls

Index of Diseases and Injuries
References found for the code R29.6 in the Index of Diseases and Injuries:

Information for Patients


A fall can change your life. If you're elderly, it can lead to disability and a loss of independence. If your bones are fragile from osteoporosis, you could break a bone, often a hip. But aging alone doesn't make people fall. Diabetes and heart disease affect balance. So do problems with circulation, thyroid or nervous systems. Some medicines make people dizzy. Eye problems or alcohol can be factors. Any of these things can make a fall more likely. Babies and young children are also at risk of falling - off of furniture and down stairs, for example.

Falls and accidents seldom "just happen." Taking care of your health by exercising and getting regular eye exams and physicals may help reduce your chance of falling. Getting rid of tripping hazards in your home and wearing nonskid shoes may also help. To reduce the chances of breaking a bone if you do fall, make sure that you get enough calcium and vitamin D.

NIH: National Institute on Aging

  • After a fall in the hospital
  • Bathroom safety - adults
  • Exercises to help prevent falls
  • Preventing falls

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