ICD-9 Diagnosis Code 724.79

Disorder of coccyx NEC

Diagnosis Code 724.79

ICD-9: 724.79
Short Description: Disorder of coccyx NEC
Long Description: Other disorders of coccyx
This is the 2014 version of the ICD-9-CM diagnosis code 724.79

Code Classification
  • Diseases of the musculoskeletal system and connective tissue
    • Dorsopathies (720-724)
      • 724 Other and unspecified disorders of back

Information for Medical Professionals

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  • Chronic pain in coccyx for more than three months
  • On examination - coccyx abnormal
  • Pain in the coccyx

Index of Diseases and Injuries
References found for the code 724.79 in the Index of Diseases and Injuries:

Information for Patients

Tailbone Disorders

Also called: Coccyx disorders

The tailbone is the small bone at the bottom of your backbone, or spine. Tailbone disorders include tailbone injuries, pain, infections, cysts and tumors. You rarely break your tailbone. Instead, most injuries cause bruises or pulled ligaments. A backward fall onto a hard surface, such as slipping on ice, is the most common cause of such injuries. Symptoms of various tailbone disorders include pain in the tailbone area, pain upon sitting, pain or numbness in the arms or legs due to pressure on nerves in the tailbone area, and a mass or growth you can see or feel.

  • Pilonidal cyst resection
  • Pilonidal disease
  • Tailbone trauma
  • Tailbone trauma - aftercare

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