ICD-10 Diagnosis Code M12.521

Traumatic arthropathy, right elbow

Diagnosis Code M12.521

ICD-10: M12.521
Short Description: Traumatic arthropathy, right elbow
Long Description: Traumatic arthropathy, right elbow
This is the 2017 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code M12.521

Code Classification
  • Diseases of the musculoskeletal system and connective tissue
    • Inflammatory polyarthropathies (M05-M14)
      • Other and unspecified arthropathy (M12)

Information for Patients

Elbow Injuries and Disorders

Your elbow joint is made up of bone, cartilage, ligaments and fluid. Muscles and tendons help the elbow joint move. When any of these structures is hurt or diseased, you have elbow problems.

Many things can make your elbow hurt. A common cause is tendinitis, an inflammation or injury to the tendons that attach muscle to bone. Tendinitis of the elbow is a sports injury, often from playing tennis or golf. You may also get tendinitis from overuse of the elbow.

Other causes of elbow pain include sprains, strains, fractures, dislocations, bursitis and arthritis. Treatment depends on the cause.

  • Elbow pain
  • Elbow replacement
  • Elbow sprain -- aftercare
  • Medial epicondylitis - golfer's elbow
  • Nursemaid's elbow
  • Tennis elbow
  • Tennis elbow surgery

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