2021 ICD-10-CM Code S39.01

Strain of muscle, fascia and tendon of abdomen, lower back and pelvis

Version 2021
Non-Billable Code

Not Valid for Submission

S39.01 is a "header" nonspecific and non-billable diagnosis code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of strain of muscle, fascia and tendon of abdomen, lower back and pelvis. 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:S39.01
Short Description:Strain of musc/fasc/tend abdomen, lower back and pelvis
Long Description:Strain of muscle, fascia and tendon of abdomen, lower back and pelvis

Code Classification

Specific Coding for Strain of musc/fasc/tend abdomen, lower back and pelvis

Header codes like S39.01 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 strain of musc/fasc/tend abdomen, lower back and pelvis:

  • S39.011 - Strain of muscle, fascia and tendon of abdomen
  • S39.011A - Strain of muscle, fascia and tendon of abdomen, initial encounter
  • S39.011D - Strain of muscle, fascia and tendon of abdomen, subsequent encounter
  • S39.011S - Strain of muscle, fascia and tendon of abdomen, sequela
  • S39.012 - Strain of muscle, fascia and tendon of lower back
  • S39.012A - Strain of muscle, fascia and tendon of lower back, initial encounter
  • S39.012D - Strain of muscle, fascia and tendon of lower back, subsequent encounter
  • S39.012S - Strain of muscle, fascia and tendon of lower back, sequela
  • S39.013 - Strain of muscle, fascia and tendon of pelvis
  • S39.013A - Strain of muscle, fascia and tendon of pelvis, initial encounter
  • S39.013D - Strain of muscle, fascia and tendon of pelvis, subsequent encounter
  • S39.013S - Strain of muscle, fascia and tendon of pelvis, sequela

Information for Patients


Sprains and Strains

A sprain is a stretched or torn ligament. Ligaments are tissues that connect bones at a joint. Falling, twisting, or getting hit can all cause a sprain. Ankle and wrist sprains are common. Symptoms include pain, swelling, bruising, and being unable to move your joint. You might feel a pop or tear when the injury happens.

A strain is a stretched or torn muscle or tendon. Tendons are tissues that connect muscle to bone. Twisting or pulling these tissues can cause a strain. Strains can happen suddenly or develop over time. Back and hamstring muscle strains are common. Many people get strains playing sports. Symptoms include pain, muscle spasms, swelling, and trouble moving the muscle.

At first, treatment of both sprains and strains usually involves resting the injured area, icing it, wearing a bandage or device that compresses the area, and medicines. Later treatment might include exercise and physical therapy.

NIH: National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases


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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)