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Thread: ICD.9 code for Piriformis Syndrome?

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    Cool ICD.9 code for Piriformis Syndrome?

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    How would YOU code this DX? Any suggestions will be helpful. Thanks.

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    we use 358.9

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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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    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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    Default Pyriformis Syndrome

    Yes,the code is 355.0.

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    Agree with 355.0 Piriformis Syndrome Dx

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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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