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Old 05-12-2009, 01:33 PM
new2ortho new2ortho is offline
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Cool ICD.9 code for Piriformis Syndrome?

How would YOU code this DX? Any suggestions will be helpful. Thanks.
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Old 05-12-2009, 01:48 PM
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we use 358.9
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Old 06-10-2009, 05:30 AM
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Default Piriformis syndrome

The correct code for this condition, as answered in AHA's Coding Clinic, is 355.0.
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Old 06-10-2009, 10:41 PM
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355.0 ,since the piriformis synd is due to irritation of sciatic nerve caused by compresion of nerve within piriformis muscle. so lesion sciatic nerve leads 355.0
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Old 06-10-2009, 11:24 PM
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Default Pyriformis Syndrome

Yes,the code is 355.0.
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Agree with 355.0 Piriformis Syndrome Dx
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Old 09-05-2013, 11:15 AM
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actually it's not DUE to irritation of the sciatic nerve, it's the pirfomis muscle compressing the nerve. It's due to a muscle issue and the nerve issue is secondary. Both should be coded
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