ICD-10 Code S86.229

Laceration of muscle(s) and tendon(s) of anterior muscle group at lower leg level, unspecified leg

Version 2019 Non-Billable Code

Not Valid for Submission

S86.229 is a "header" nonspecific and non-billable code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of laceration of muscle(s) and tendon(s) of anterior muscle group at lower leg level, unspecified leg. The code is NOT valid for the year 2020 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions.

ICD-10: S86.229
Short Description:Lacerat musc/tend anterior grp at lower leg level, unsp leg
Long Description:Laceration of muscle(s) and tendon(s) of anterior muscle group at lower leg level, unspecified leg

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

  • S86.229A - Laceration of muscle(s) and tendon(s) of anterior muscle group at lower leg level, unspecified leg, initial encounter
  • S86.229D - Laceration of muscle(s) and tendon(s) of anterior muscle group at lower leg level, unspecified leg, subsequent encounter
  • S86.229S - Laceration of muscle(s) and tendon(s) of anterior muscle group at lower leg level, unspecified leg, sequela

Code Classification

  • Injury, poisoning and certain other consequences of external causes (S00–T98)
    • Injuries to the knee and lower leg (S80-S89)
      • Injury of muscle, fascia and tendon at lower leg level (S86)

Code History

  • FY 2016 - New Code, effective from 10/1/2015 through 9/30/2016
    (first year ICD-10-CM implemented into the HIPAA mandated 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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ICD-10 Footnotes

General Equivalence Map Definitions
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  • Approximate Flag - The approximate flag is on, indicating that the relationship between the code in the source system and the code in the target system is an approximate equivalent.
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