Specific code 2012 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 729.81
Swelling of limb
  • ICD-9-CM 729.81 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 729.81 is a billable medical code that can be used to specify a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim.
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  • More recent version(s) of ICD-9-CM 729.81: 2013 2014.
Disease Synonyms
  • Swelling of finger
  • Swelling of left arm
  • Swelling of left leg
  • Swelling of right arm
  • Swelling of right leg
  • Swelling of toe
  • Toe swelling
Convert to ICD-10-CM: 729.81 converts approximately to:
  • 2014 ICD-10-CM M79.89 Other specified soft tissue disorders
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 729.81:
  • Swelling 782.3
    • arm 729.81
    • extremity (lower) (upper) 729.81
    • finger 729.81
    • foot 729.81
    • hand 729.81
    • leg 729.81
    • limb 729.81
    • muscle (limb) 729.81
    • toe 729.81
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