ICD-9 Diagnosis Code 794.17

Abnorm electromyogram

Diagnosis Code 794.17

ICD-9: 794.17
Short Description: Abnorm electromyogram
Long Description: Nonspecific abnormal electromyogram [EMG]
This is the 2014 version of the ICD-9-CM diagnosis code 794.17

Code Classification
  • Symptoms, signs, and ill-defined conditions
    • Nonspecific abnormal findings (790-796)
      • 794 Nonspecific abnormal results of function studies

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 biopsy
  • Muscle function loss
  • Muscle twitching
  • Myopathic changes
  • Myotonia congenita
  • Rhabdomyolysis
  • Volkmann ischemic contracture
  • Weakness

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