ICD-10 Diagnosis Code M79.9

Soft tissue disorder, unspecified

Diagnosis Code M79.9

ICD-10: M79.9
Short Description: Soft tissue disorder, unspecified
Long Description: Soft tissue disorder, unspecified
This is the 2018 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code M79.9

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Code Classification
  • Diseases of the musculoskeletal system and connective tissue (M00–M99)
    • Other soft tissue disorders (M70-M79)
      • Oth and unsp soft tissue disorders, not elsewhere classified (M79)

Information for Medical Professionals

Diagnostic Related Groups
The diagnosis code M79.9 is grouped in the following Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG V35.0)

  • 555 - SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS OF MUSCULOSKELETAL SYSTEM AND CONNECTIVE TISSUE WITH MCC
  • 556 - SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS OF MUSCULOSKELETAL SYSTEM AND CONNECTIVE TISSUE WITHOUT MCC

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Synonyms
  • Acute disease of musculoskeletal system
  • Calcinosis following localized fat necrosis
  • Calcinosis following tissue necrosis/infarction
  • Chronic disease of musculoskeletal system
  • Disorder of musculoskeletal system
  • Disorder of soft tissue
  • Disorder of soft tissue of abdominal cavity
  • Disorder of soft tissue of body cavity
  • Disorder of soft tissue of body wall region
  • Disorder of soft tissue of head
  • Disorder of soft tissue of limb
  • Disorder of soft tissue of lower limb
  • Disorder of soft tissue of neck
  • Disorder of soft tissue of thoracic cavity
  • Disorder of soft tissue of trunk
  • Disorder of soft tissue of upper limb
  • Musculoskeletal problem in pregnancy
  • On examination - soft tissue abnormality
  • On examination - soft tissue crepitus
  • Orthopedic disorders during pregnancy, childbirth and the puerperium
  • Pelvic soft tissue abnormality in pregnancy, childbirth and the puerperium
  • Pelvic soft tissue abnormality in pregnancy, childbirth and the puerperium - delivered
  • Pelvic soft tissue abnormality in pregnancy, childbirth and the puerperium with antenatal problem
  • Soft tissue complication of diabetes mellitus
  • Soft tissue lesion
  • Soft tissue lesion of elbow region
  • Soft tissue lesion of foot region
  • Soft tissue lesion of knee region
  • Soft tissue lesion of lower leg and ankle
  • Soft tissue lesion of pelvic region
  • Soft tissue lesion of wrist and hand
  • Tissue deformation

Information for Patients


Connective Tissue Disorders

Your connective tissue supports many different parts of your body, such as your skin, eyes, and heart. It is like a "cellular glue" that gives your body parts their shape and helps keep them strong. It also helps some of your tissues do their work. It is made of many kinds of proteins. Cartilage and fat are types of connective tissue.

Over 200 disorders that impact connective tissue. There are different types:

  • Genetic disorders, such as Ehlers-Danlos syndrome, Marfan syndrome, and osteogenesis imperfecta
  • Autoimmune disorders, such as lupus and scleroderma
  • Cancers, like some types of soft tissue sarcoma

Each disorder has its own symptoms and needs different treatment.

NIH: National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases

  • Dupuytrens contracture (Medical Encyclopedia)


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Muscle Disorders

Also called: Myopathy

Your muscles help you move and help your body work. Different types of muscles have different jobs. There are many problems that can affect muscles. Muscle disorders can cause weakness, pain or even paralysis.

Causes of muscle disorders include

  • Injury or overuse, such as sprains or strains, cramps or tendinitis
  • A genetic disorder, such as muscular dystrophy
  • Some cancers
  • Inflammation, such as myositis
  • Diseases of nerves that affect muscles
  • Infections
  • Certain medicines

Sometimes the cause is not known.

  • Caring for muscle spasticity or spasms (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Compartment syndrome (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Contracture deformity (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Creatine phosphokinase test (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Electromyography (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Eyelid twitch (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Hypotonia (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Muscle aches (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Muscle atrophy (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Muscle function loss (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Muscle twitching (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Rhabdomyolysis (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Weakness (Medical Encyclopedia)


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