ICD-10-CM Code M70.85

Other soft tissue disorders related to use, overuse and pressure of thigh

Version 2020 Non-Billable Code

Not Valid for Submission

M70.85 is a "header" nonspecific and non-billable code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of other soft tissue disorders related to use, overuse and pressure of thigh. The code is NOT valid for the year 2020 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions.

ICD-10:M70.85
Short Description:Oth soft tissue disorders related to use/pressure of thigh
Long Description:Other soft tissue disorders related to use, overuse and pressure of thigh

Consider the following ICD-10 codes with a higher level of specificity:

  • M70.851 - Other soft tissue disorders related to use, overuse and pressure, right thigh
  • M70.852 - Other soft tissue disorders related to use, overuse and pressure, left thigh
  • M70.859 - Other soft tissue disorders related to use, overuse and pressure, unspecified thigh

Index to Diseases and Injuries

The Index to Diseases and Injuries is an alphabetical listing of medical terms, with each term mapped to one or more ICD-10 code(s). The following references for the code M70.85 are found in the index:


Code Classification

  • Diseases of the musculoskeletal system and connective tissue (M00–M99)
    • Other soft tissue disorders (M70-M79)
      • Soft tissue disorders related to use, overuse and pressure (M70)

Code History

  • FY 2016 - New Code, effective from 10/1/2015 through 9/30/2016
    (First year ICD-10-CM implemented into the HIPAA code set)
  • FY 2017 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2016 through 9/30/2017
  • FY 2018 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2017 through 9/30/2018
  • FY 2019 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2018 through 9/30/2019
  • FY 2020 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2019 through 9/30/2020

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.


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