Billable Medical Code for Sprains and Strains of Unspecified Site of Hip and Thigh
Diagnosis Code for Reimbursement Claim: ICD-9-CM 843.9
Code will be replaced by October 2015 and relabeled as ICD-10-CM 843.9.
The Short Description Is: Sprain hip & thigh NOS.
Hamstring Strain is also known as left hip sprain, left thigh muscle strain, right hip sprain, right thigh muscle strain, strain of flexor muscle of hip, strain of hip, or strain of muscle and/or tendon of thigh. Applies to hip NOS and thigh NOS.
Hamstring Strain Definition and Symptoms
A hamstring strain is a series of small tears in the muscle in the back of the thigh. Hamstring strains range from mild to severe and can be caused from over use or excess pressure on the muscle. Sudden pain, a snapping or popping feeling, pain in the back of the thigh, tenderness and bruising are symptoms of a strained hamstring.