2021 ICD-10-CM Code S29.09

Other injury of muscle and tendon of thorax

Version 2021
Non-Billable Code

Not Valid for Submission

S29.09 is a "header" nonspecific and non-billable diagnosis code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of other injury of muscle and tendon of thorax. The code is NOT valid for the year 2021 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions. Category or Header define the heading of a category of codes that may be further subdivided by the use of 4th, 5th, 6th or 7th characters.

ICD-10:S29.09
Short Description:Other injury of muscle and tendon of thorax
Long Description:Other injury of muscle and tendon of thorax

Code Classification

Specific Coding for Other injury of muscle and tendon of thorax

Header codes like S29.09 require more digits to indicate the appropriate level of specificity. Consider using any of the following ICD-10 codes with a higher level of specificity when coding for other injury of muscle and tendon of thorax:

  • S29.091 - Other injury of muscle and tendon of front wall of thorax
  • S29.091A - Other injury of muscle and tendon of front wall of thorax, initial encounter
  • S29.091D - Other injury of muscle and tendon of front wall of thorax, subsequent encounter
  • S29.091S - Other injury of muscle and tendon of front wall of thorax, sequela
  • S29.092 - Other injury of muscle and tendon of back wall of thorax
  • S29.092A - Other injury of muscle and tendon of back wall of thorax, initial encounter
  • S29.092D - Other injury of muscle and tendon of back wall of thorax, subsequent encounter
  • S29.092S - Other injury of muscle and tendon of back wall of thorax, sequela
  • S29.099 - Other injury of muscle and tendon of unspecified wall of thorax
  • S29.099A - Other injury of muscle and tendon of unspecified wall of thorax, initial encounter
  • S29.099D - Other injury of muscle and tendon of unspecified wall of thorax, subsequent encounter
  • S29.099S - Other injury of muscle and tendon of unspecified wall of thorax, sequela

Information for Patients


Chest Injuries and Disorders

The chest is the part of the body between your neck and your abdomen. It includes the ribs and breastbone. Inside your chest are several organs, including the heart, lungs, and esophagus. The pleura, a large thin sheet of tissue, lines the inside of the chest cavity.

Chest injuries and disorders include


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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

Sometimes the cause is not known.


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Code History

  • FY 2021 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2020 through 9/30/2021
  • FY 2020 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2019 through 9/30/2020
  • FY 2019 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2018 through 9/30/2019
  • FY 2018 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2017 through 9/30/2018
  • FY 2017 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2016 through 9/30/2017
  • FY 2016 - New Code, effective from 10/1/2015 through 9/30/2016 (First year ICD-10-CM implemented into the HIPAA code set)