S76.21 - Strain of adductor muscle, fascia and tendon of thigh

Version 2023
ICD-10:S76.21
Short Description:Strain of adductor muscle, fascia and tendon of thigh
Long Description:Strain of adductor muscle, fascia and tendon of thigh
Status: Not Valid for Submission
Version:ICD-10-CM 2023
Code Classification:
  • Injury, poisoning and certain other consequences of external causes (S00–T98)
    • Injuries to the hip and thigh (S70-S79)
      • Injury of muscle, fascia and tendon at hip and thigh level (S76)

S76.21 is a non-specific and non-billable ICD-10 code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of strain of adductor muscle, fascia and tendon of thigh. The code is not specific and is NOT valid for the year 2023 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.

Coding Guidelines

The appropriate 7th character is to be added to each code from block Injury of muscle, fascia and tendon at hip and thigh level (S76). Use the following options for the aplicable episode of care:

Specific Coding for Strain of adductor muscle, fascia and tendon of thigh

Non-specific codes like S76.21 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 adductor muscle, fascia and tendon of thigh:

  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - S76.211 for Strain of adductor muscle, fascia and tendon of right thigh
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S76.211A for initial encounter
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S76.211D for subsequent encounter
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S76.211S for sequela
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - S76.212 for Strain of adductor muscle, fascia and tendon of left thigh
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S76.212A for initial encounter
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S76.212D for subsequent encounter
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S76.212S for sequela
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - S76.219 for Strain of adductor muscle, fascia and tendon of unspecified thigh
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S76.219A for initial encounter
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S76.219D for subsequent encounter
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S76.219S for sequela

Index to Diseases and Injuries References

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 this diagnosis code are found in the injuries and diseases index:

Patient Education


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 (broken bones).

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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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.

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