Specific code 2015 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 729.81
Swelling of limb
  • 2015
  • Billable Thru Sept 30/2015
  • Non-Billable On/After Oct 1/2015

  • ICD-9-CM 729.81 is a billable medical code that can be used to indicate a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim, however, 729.81 should only be used for claims with a date of service on or before September 30, 2015. For claims with a date of service on or after October 1, 2015, use an equivalent ICD-10-CM code (or codes).
Convert to ICD-10-CM: 729.81 converts approximately to:
  • 2015/16 ICD-10-CM M79.89 Other specified soft tissue disorders
Approximate Synonyms
  • Swelling of bilat arms
  • Swelling of bilat fingers
  • Swelling of bilat legs
  • Swelling of bilat toes
  • Swelling of bilat wrists
  • Swelling of bilateral arms
  • Swelling of bilateral fingers
  • Swelling of bilateral legs
  • Swelling of bilateral toes
  • Swelling of bilateral wrists
  • Swelling of finger
  • Swelling of left arm
  • Swelling of left finger
  • Swelling of left leg
  • Swelling of left toe
  • Swelling of left wrist
  • Swelling of right arm
  • Swelling of right finger
  • Swelling of right leg
  • Swelling of right toe
  • Swelling of right wrist
  • Swelling of toe
  • Toe swelling
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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