ICD-9 Diagnosis Code 959.7

Lower leg injury NOS

Diagnosis Code 959.7

ICD-9: 959.7
Short Description: Lower leg injury NOS
Long Description: Knee, leg, ankle, and foot injury
This is the 2014 version of the ICD-9-CM diagnosis code 959.7

Code Classification
  • Injury and poisoning
    • Certain traumatic complications and unspecified injuries (958-959)
      • 959 Injury, other and unspecified

Information for Medical Professionals

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  • Acute injury of posterior cruciate ligament
  • Calf injury
  • Compartment syndrome of lower limb
  • Complete division, extensor tendon, foot
  • Complete division, flexor tendon, foot
  • Complete division, patellar tendon
  • Complete division, tendo calcaneus
  • Fishing hook in great toe
  • Fishing hook in heel
  • Foreign body in lower leg
  • Foreign body in lower limb
  • Foreign body left in ankle/foot
  • Foreign body left in knee
  • Foreign body of foot
  • Heel injury
  • Injury of ankle
  • Injury of anterior cruciate ligament
  • Injury of collateral ligament of knee
  • Injury of cruciate ligament of knee
  • Injury of fibula
  • Injury of foot
  • Injury of great toe
  • Injury of great toenail
  • Injury of knee
  • Injury of lateral collateral ligament of knee
  • Injury of little toe
  • Injury of lower extremity
  • Injury of lower leg
  • Injury of medial collateral ligament of knee
  • Injury of multiple muscles and tendons at lower leg level
  • Injury of muscle
  • Injury of muscle
  • Injury of muscle and tendon at ankle and foot level
  • Injury of muscle and tendon at lower leg level
  • Injury of muscle and tendon of long extensor muscle of toe at ankle and foot level
  • Injury of muscle and tendon of long flexor muscle of toe at ankle and foot level
  • Injury of patella
  • Injury of posterior cruciate ligament
  • Injury of posterolateral corner of knee
  • Injury of tibia
  • Injury of toe
  • Injury to multiple structures of knee
  • Massive multi tissue damage foot
  • Massive multi tissue damage lower leg
  • Multiple injuries of ankle and/or foot
  • Partial division, extensor tendon of foot
  • Partial division, flexor tendon of foot
  • Pellet wound of ankle
  • Pellet wound of calf
  • Pellet wound of dorsum of foot
  • Pellet wound of foot
  • Pellet wound of great toe
  • Pellet wound of heel
  • Pellet wound of knee
  • Pellet wound of lower leg
  • Pellet wound of lower limb
  • Pellet wound of shin
  • Pellet wound of sole of foot
  • Pellet wound of toe
  • Severe multi tissue damage foot
  • Severe multi tissue damage lower leg
  • Shin injury
  • Traumatic division of tendon of lower limb
  • Traumatic injury of popliteus muscle
  • Turf toe

Index of Diseases and Injuries
References found for the code 959.7 in the Index of Diseases and Injuries:

    • Injury 959.9
      • ankle (and foot) (and knee) (and leg, except thigh) 959.7
      • foot (and ankle) (and knee) (and leg, except thigh) 959.7
      • heel 959.7
      • knee (and ankle) (and foot) (and leg, except thigh) 959.7
      • leg, except thigh (and ankle) (and foot) (and knee) 959.7
        • upper or thigh 959.6
      • multiple (sites not classifiable to the same four-digit category in 959.0-959.7) 959.8
        • internal 869.0
          • with open wound into cavity 869.1
      • nail
        • toe 959.7
      • phalanges
        • foot 959.7
      • popliteal space 959.7
      • subungual
        • toes 959.7
      • toe (nail) (any) 959.7

Information for Patients

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's 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 CT scan
  • Leg lengthening and shortening
  • Leg or foot amputation
  • Leg pain
  • Shin splints - self-care
  • Skeletal limb abnormalities
  • Tibial nerve dysfunction
  • Venous insufficiency
  • Venous ulcers -- self-care

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