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Strain ICD-10 S@6


  • is an injury to the tendon/muscle unit.
  • ICD-10 coding S@6.  @ is the  location of the strain.
    1 = neck
    2 = thoracic spine (S29.)
    3 = lumbar spine and pelvis (S39.)
    4 = shoulder/upper arm
    5 = forearm
    6 = wrist, hand, fingers
    7 = hip/thigh
    8 = lower leg
    9 = ankle, foot, toes

Strain Grading

  • Grade I—a mild injury to the muscle or tendon where only some muscle fibers are damage.
  • Grade II—a moderate injury with more extensive damage to muscle fibers, but the muscle is not completely rupture.
  • Grade III—a severe injury with a complete rupture of a muscle or tendon


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