ICD-10 Diagnosis Code M21.9

Unspecified acquired deformity of limb and hand

Diagnosis Code M21.9

ICD-10: M21.9
Short Description: Unspecified acquired deformity of limb and hand
Long Description: Unspecified acquired deformity of limb and hand
This is the 2017 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code M21.9

Code Classification
  • Diseases of the musculoskeletal system and connective tissue
    • Other joint disorders (M20-M25)
      • Other acquired deformities of limbs (M21)

Information for Patients

Arm Injuries and Disorders

Of the 206 bones in your body, 3 of them are in your arm; the humerus, radius and ulna. Your arms are also made up of muscles, joints, tendons and other connective tissue. Injuries to any of these parts of the arm can occur during sports, a fall or an accident.

Types of arm injuries include

  • Tendinitis and bursitis
  • Sprains
  • Dislocations
  • Broken bones

Some nerve problems, arthritis, or cancers can affect the entire arm and cause pain, spasms, swelling and trouble moving. You may also have problems or injure specific parts of your arm, such as your hand, wrist, elbow or shoulder.

  • Arm CT scan
  • Brachial plexopathy
  • Radial head fracture - aftercare
  • Radial nerve dysfunction

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Hand Injuries and Disorders

No matter how old you are or what you do for a living, you are always using your hands. When there is something wrong with them, you may not be able to do your regular activities.

Hand problems include

  • Carpal tunnel syndrome - compression of a nerve as it goes through the wrist, often making your fingers feel numb
  • Injuries that result in fractures, ruptured ligaments and dislocations
  • Osteoarthritis - wear-and-tear arthritis, which can also cause deformity
  • Tendinitis - irritation of the tendons
  • Disorders and injuries of your fingers and thumb

  • Brachial plexopathy
  • Claw hand
  • Dupuytrens contracture
  • Hand fracture - aftercare
  • Hand or foot spasms
  • Hand x-ray
  • Radial nerve dysfunction
  • Ulnar nerve dysfunction

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