ICD-10-CM Code S76.91

Strain of unspecified muscles, fascia and tendons at thigh level

Version 2020 Non-Billable Code

Not Valid for Submission

S76.91 is a "header" nonspecific and non-billable code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of strain of unspecified muscles, fascia and tendons at thigh level. The code is NOT valid for the year 2020 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions.

ICD-10:S76.91
Short Description:Strain of unsp muscles, fascia and tendons at thigh level
Long Description:Strain of unspecified muscles, fascia and tendons at thigh level

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

  • S76.911 - ... right thigh
  • S76.911A - ... right thigh, initial encounter
  • S76.911D - ... right thigh, subsequent encounter
  • S76.911S - ... right thigh, sequela
  • S76.912 - ... left thigh
  • S76.912A - ... left thigh, initial encounter
  • S76.912D - ... left thigh, subsequent encounter
  • S76.912S - ... left thigh, sequela
  • S76.919 - ... unspecified thigh
  • S76.919A - ... unspecified thigh, initial encounter
  • S76.919D - ... unspecified thigh, subsequent encounter
  • S76.919S - ... unspecified thigh, sequela

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 S76.91 are found in the index:


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)

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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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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