ICD-9 Code 728.89

Other disorders of muscle, ligament, and fascia

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728.89 is a legacy non-billable code used to specify a medical diagnosis of other disorders of muscle, ligament, and fascia. This code was replaced on September 30, 2015 by its ICD-10 equivalent.

ICD-9: 728.89
Short Description:Muscle/ligament dis NEC
Long Description:Other disorders of muscle, ligament, and fascia

Convert 728.89 to ICD-10

The following crosswalk between ICD-9 to ICD-10 is based based on the General Equivalence Mappings (GEMS) information:

  • M62.89 - Other specified disorders of muscle

Code Classification

  • Diseases of the musculoskeletal system and connective tissue (710–739)
    • Rheumatism, excluding the back (725-729)
      • 728 Disorders of muscle, ligament, and fascia

Information for Medical Professionals


  • Abnormally decreased muscle contraction
  • Acute serositis
  • Calcification of ligament
  • Calcification of stylohyoid ligament
  • Complete tear of lunotriquetral ligament
  • Complete tear radio-scapho-capitate ligament
  • Complete tear scapho-trapezium ligament
  • Complete tear ulnar-carpal meniscus
  • Complete tear volar intercarpal ligament
  • Complete tear, elbow joint, lateral collateral ligament
  • Complete tear, elbow joint, medial collateral ligament
  • Complete tear, finger, distal interphalangeal joint, radial collateral ligament
  • Complete tear, wrist and/or hand
  • Contracture of flexor digitorum profundus
  • Contracture of hamstring
  • Contracture of sternomastoid
  • Denervation
  • Eosinophilic fasciitis due to L-tryptophan
  • Extension contracture of muscle
  • Fasciitis with eosinophilia syndrome
  • Flexion contracture of muscle
  • Haff syndrome
  • Hemorrhage of muscle
  • Herniation of lumbar muscles
  • Iliotibial band friction syndrome
  • Infectious disorder of muscle
  • Inflammation of extensor carpi ulnaris muscle tendon
  • Inflammation of extensor indicis muscle tendon
  • Inflammation of extensor pollicis longus muscle tendon
  • Inflammation of flexor carpi radialis muscle tendon
  • Inflammation of flexor carpi ulnaris muscle tendon
  • Inflammation of stylomandibular ligament
  • Intermuscular hematoma
  • Ischemic infarction of muscle
  • Mallet finger with closed tendon injury
  • Muscle abscess
  • Muscle abscess of back
  • Muscle abscess of foot
  • Muscle abscess of forearm
  • Muscle abscess of hand
  • Muscle abscess of lower leg
  • Muscle abscess of neck
  • Muscle abscess of pelvis
  • Muscle abscess of shoulder
  • Muscle abscess of upper arm
  • Muscle crush syndrome
  • Muscle sheath hernia
  • Myoglobinuria following ingestion of eel
  • Myotonia
  • Nodule in muscle
  • On examination - extension contracture
  • Palmar space infection, hypothenar
  • Palmar space infection, mid-palm
  • Palmar space infection, thenar
  • Partial division, extensor digitorum tendon
  • Partial division, hamstring tendon
  • Partial division, patellar tendon
  • Partial division, quadriceps tendon
  • Partial division, tendo calcaneus
  • Periarticular calcification
  • Pseudohypertrophy of muscle
  • Rupture of lunotriquetral ligament of wrist
  • Volar plate injury, finger, distal interphalangeal joint
  • Volar plate injury, finger, metacarpophalangeal joint
  • Volar plate injury, finger, proximal interphalangeal joint
  • Volar plate injury, thumb, interphalangeal joint
  • Volar plate injury, thumb, metacarpophalangeal joint

Index to Diseases and Injuries

References found for the code 728.89 in the Index of Diseases and Injuries:

Information for Patients

Muscle Disorders

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 of muscle disorders is unknown.

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ICD-9 Footnotes

General Equivalence Map Definitions
The ICD-9 and ICD-10 GEMs are used to facilitate linking between the diagnosis codes in ICD-9-CM and the new ICD-10-CM code set. The GEMs are the raw material from which providers, health information vendors and payers can derive specific applied mappings to meet their needs.

  • 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.
  • No Map Flag - The no map flag indicates that a code in the source system is not linked to any code in the target system.
  • Combination Flag - The combination flag indicates that more than one code in the target system is required to satisfy the full equivalent meaning of a code in the source system.

Index of Diseases and Injuries Definitions

  • And - The word "and" should be interpreted to mean either "and" or "or" when it appears in a title.
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  • Code first - Certain conditions have both an underlying etiology and multiple body system manifestations due to the underlying etiology. For such conditions, the ICD-10-CM has a coding convention that requires the underlying condition be sequenced first followed by the manifestation. Wherever such a combination exists, there is a "use additional code" note at the etiology code, and a "code first" note at the manifestation code. These instructional notes indicate the proper sequencing order of the codes, etiology followed by manifestation.
  • Type 1 Excludes Notes - A type 1 Excludes note is a pure excludes note. It means "NOT CODED HERE!" An Excludes1 note indicates that the code excluded should never be used at the same time as the code above the Excludes1 note. An Excludes1 is used when two conditions cannot occur together, such as a congenital form versus an acquired form of the same condition.
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