S85.129 - Other specified injury of unspecified tibial artery, unspecified leg

Version 2023
ICD-10:S85.129
Short Description:Oth injury of unspecified tibial artery, unspecified leg
Long Description:Other specified injury of unspecified tibial artery, unspecified leg
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 knee and lower leg (S80-S89)
      • Injury of blood vessels at lower leg level (S85)

S85.129 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 other specified injury of unspecified tibial artery, unspecified leg. 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.

Unspecified diagnosis codes like S85.129 are acceptable when clinical information is unknown or not available about a particular condition. Although a more specific code is preferable, unspecified codes should be used when such codes most accurately reflect what is known about a patient's condition. Specific diagnosis codes should not be used if not supported by the patient's medical record.

Coding Guidelines

The appropriate 7th character is to be added to each code from block Injury of blood vessels at lower leg level (S85). Use the following options for the aplicable episode of care:

Specific Coding for Oth injury of unspecified tibial artery, unspecified leg

Non-specific codes like S85.129 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 oth injury of unspecified tibial artery, unspecified leg:

  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S85.129A for initial encounter
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S85.129D for subsequent encounter
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S85.129S for sequela

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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Vascular Diseases

What are vascular diseases?

Your vascular system is your body's network of blood vessels. It includes your:

Vascular diseases are conditions which affect your vascular system. They are common and can be serious. Some types include:

What causes vascular diseases?

The causes of vascular diseases depend on the specific disease. These causes include:

Sometimes the cause is unknown.

Who is at risk for vascular diseases?

The risk factors for vascular diseases can vary, depending on the specific disease. But some of the more common risk factors include:

What are the symptoms of vascular diseases?

The symptoms for each disease are different.

How are vascular diseases diagnosed?

To make a diagnosis, your health care provider will do a physical exam and ask about your symptoms and medical history. You may have imaging tests and/or blood tests.

How are vascular diseases treated?

Which treatment you get depends on which vascular disease you have and how severe it is. Types of treatments for vascular diseases include:

Can vascular diseases be prevented?

There are steps you can take to help prevent vascular diseases:


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