ICD-9 Diagnosis Code 959.6

Hip & thigh injury NOS

Diagnosis Code 959.6

ICD-9: 959.6
Short Description: Hip & thigh injury NOS
Long Description: Hip and thigh injury
This is the 2014 version of the ICD-9-CM diagnosis code 959.6

Code Classification
  • Injury and poisoning (800–999)
    • Certain traumatic complications and unspecified injuries (958-959)
      • 959 Injury, other and unspecified

Information for Medical Professionals

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  • Compartment syndrome of thigh
  • Complete division, hamstring tendon
  • Complete division, quadriceps tendon
  • Foreign body in thigh
  • Foreign body left in hip
  • Hamstring injury
  • Injury of adductor muscle and tendon of thigh
  • Injury of hip and thigh
  • Injury of hip region
  • Injury of multiple muscles and tendons at hip and thigh level
  • Injury of muscle and tendon at hip and thigh level
  • Injury of thigh
  • Massive multi tissue damage hip or thigh
  • Pellet wound of hip
  • Pellet wound of thigh
  • Severe multi tissue damage hip or thigh

Index of Diseases and Injuries
References found for the code 959.6 in the Index of Diseases and Injuries:

    • Injury 959.9
      • hip (and thigh) 959.6
      • leg, except thigh (and ankle) (and foot) (and knee) 959.7
        • upper or thigh 959.6
      • thigh (and hip) 959.6

Information for Patients

Hip Injuries and Disorders

Your hip is the joint where your thigh bone meets your pelvis bone. Hips are called ball-and-socket joints because the ball-like top of your thigh bone moves within a cup-like space in your pelvis. Your hips are very stable. When they are healthy, it takes great force to hurt them. However, playing sports, running, overuse or falling can all sometimes lead to hip injuries. These include

  • Strains
  • Bursitis
  • Dislocations
  • Fractures

Certain diseases also lead to hip injuries or problems. Osteoarthritis can cause pain and limited motion. Osteoporosis of the hip causes weak bones that break easily. Both of these are common in older people.

Treatment for hip disorders may include rest, medicines, physical therapy, or surgery, including hip replacement.

  • Developmental dysplasia of the hip
  • Getting your home ready - knee or hip surgery
  • Hip arthroscopy
  • Hip flexor strain -- aftercare
  • Hip fracture - discharge
  • Hip fracture surgeries
  • Hip joint injection
  • Hip pain
  • Legg-Calve-Perthes disease
  • Slipped capital femoral epiphysis
  • Toxic synovitis
  • Trochanteric bursitis

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