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ICD.9 code for Piriformis Syndrome?

  1. #1
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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.

  2. #2
    we use 358.9

  3. Default Piriformis syndrome
    The correct code for this condition, as answered in AHA's Coding Clinic, is 355.0.

  4. Lightbulb
    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

  5. Default Pyriformis Syndrome
    Yes,the code is 355.0.

  6. #6
    Agree with 355.0 Piriformis Syndrome Dx

  7. #7
    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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