Specific code 2008 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 444.22
Arterial embolism and thrombosis of lower extremity
  • Short description: LOWER EXTREMITY EMBOLISM.
  • ICD-9-CM 444.22 will be replaced by an equivalent ICD-10-CM code (or codes) when the United States transitions from ICD-9-CM to ICD-10-CM on October 1, 2015.
  • ICD-9-CM 444.22 is a billable medical code that can be used to specify a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim.
  • You are viewing the 2008 version of ICD-9-CM 444.22.
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444.22 Excludes
Applies To
  • Arterial embolism or thrombosis:
    • femoral
    • peripheral NOS
    • popliteal
Convert to ICD-10-CM: 444.22 converts approximately to:
  • 2014 ICD-10-CM I74.3 Embolism and thrombosis of arteries of the lower extremities
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 444.22:
  • Disease, diseased - see also Syndrome
    • arterial 447.9
      • occlusive (see also Occlusion, by site) 444.22
        • with embolus or thrombus - see Occlusion, by site
        • due to stricture or stenosis 447.1
      • specified type NEC 447.8
  • Embolism 444.9
    • artery 444.9
      • auditory, internal 433.8
      • basilar (see also Occlusion, artery, basilar) 433.0
      • bladder 444.89
      • carotid (common) (internal) (see also Occlusion, artery, carotid) 433.1
      • cerebellar (anterior inferior) (posterior inferior) (superior) 433.8
      • cerebral (see also Embolism, brain) 434.1
      • choroidal (anterior) 433.8
      • communicating posterior 433.8
      • coronary (see also Infarct, myocardium) 410.9
        • without myocardial infarction 411.81
      • extremity 444.22
      • hypophyseal 433.8
      • mesenteric (with gangrene) 557.0
      • ophthalmic (see also Occlusion, retina) 362.30
      • peripheral 444.22
      • pontine 433.8
      • precerebral NEC - see Occlusion, artery, precerebral
      • pulmonary - see Embolism, pulmonary
      • pyemic 449
      • renal 593.81
      • retinal (see also Occlusion, retina) 362.30
      • septic 449
      • specified site NEC 444.89
      • vertebral (see also Occlusion, artery, vertebral) 433.2
    • extremities 444.22
    • lower extremity 444.22
    • peripheral arteries NEC 444.22
    • popliteal (artery) 444.22
  • Occlusion
    • arteries of extremities, lower 444.22
      • without thrombus or embolus (see also Arteriosclerosis, extremities) 440.20
      • due to stricture or stenosis 447.1
      • upper 444.21
        • without thrombus or embolus (see also Arteriosclerosis, extremities) 440.20
        • due to stricture or stenosis 447.1
    • peripheral arteries (lower extremity) 444.22
      • without thrombus or embolus (see also Arteriosclerosis, extremities) 440.20
      • due to stricture or stenosis 447.1
      • upper extremity 444.21
        • without thrombus or embolus (see also Arteriosclerosis, extremities) 440.20
        • due to stricture or stenosis 447.1
  • Thrombosis, thrombotic (marantic) (multiple) (progressive) (vein) (vessel) 453.9
    • artery, arteries (postinfectional) 444.9
      • auditory, internal 433.8
      • basilar (see also Occlusion, artery, basilar) 433.0
      • carotid (common) (internal) (see also Occlusion, artery, carotid) 433.1
        • with other precerebral artery 433.3
      • cerebellar (anterior inferior) (posterior inferior) (superior) 433.8
      • cerebral (see also Thrombosis, brain) 434.0
      • choroidal (anterior) 433.8
      • communicating posterior 433.8
      • coronary (see also Infarct, myocardium) 410.9
        • without myocardial infarction 411.81
        • due to syphilis 093.89
        • healed or specified as old 412
      • extremities 444.22
      • femoral 444.22
      • hepatic 444.89
      • hypophyseal 433.8
      • meningeal, anterior or posterior 433.8
      • mesenteric (with gangrene) 557.0
      • ophthalmic (see also Occlusion, retina) 362.30
      • pontine 433.8
      • popliteal 444.22
      • precerebral - see Occlusion, artery, precerebral NEC
      • pulmonary 415.19
      • renal 593.81
      • retinal (see also Occlusion, retina) 362.30
      • specified site NEC 444.89
      • spinal, anterior or posterior 433.8
      • traumatic (complication) (early) (see also Injury, blood vessel, by site) 904.9
      • vertebral (see also Occlusion, artery, vertebral) 433.2
        • with other precerebral artery 433.3
    • peripheral arteries 444.22
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