ICD-10 Diagnosis Code T79.A22A

Traumatic compartment syndrome of left lower extremity, init

Diagnosis Code T79.A22A

ICD-10: T79.A22A
Short Description: Traumatic compartment syndrome of left lower extremity, init
Long Description: Traumatic compartment syndrome of left lower extremity, initial encounter
This is the 2017 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code T79.A22A

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Code Classification
  • Injury, poisoning and certain other consequences of external causes (S00–T98)
    • Certain early complications of trauma (T79)
      • Certain early complications of trauma, NEC (T79)

Information for Medical Professionals

Diagnostic Related Groups
The diagnosis code T79.A22A is grouped in the following Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG V34.0)

  • 922 - OTHER INJURY, POISONING AND TOXIC EFFECT DIAGNOSES WITH MCC
  • 923 - OTHER INJURY, POISONING AND TOXIC EFFECT DIAGNOSES WITHOUT MCC

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
  • 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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