ICD-10 Diagnosis Code M21.939

Unspecified acquired deformity of unspecified forearm

Diagnosis Code M21.939

ICD-10: M21.939
Short Description: Unspecified acquired deformity of unspecified forearm
Long Description: Unspecified acquired deformity of unspecified forearm
This is the 2017 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code M21.939

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The code M21.939 is valid for submission for HIPAA-covered transactions.

Code Classification
  • Diseases of the musculoskeletal system and connective tissue (M00–M99)
    • Other joint disorders (M20-M25)
      • Other acquired deformities of limbs (M21)

Information for Medical Professionals

Diagnostic Related Groups
The diagnosis code M21.939 is grouped in the following Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG v33.0)

  • OTHER MUSCULOSKELETAL SYSTEM AND CONNECTIVE TISSUE DIAGNOSES WITH MCC 564
  • OTHER MUSCULOSKELETAL SYSTEM AND CONNECTIVE TISSUE DIAGNOSES WITH CC 565
  • OTHER MUSCULOSKELETAL SYSTEM AND CONNECTIVE TISSUE DIAGNOSES WITHOUT CC/MCC 566

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Synonyms
  • Acquired deformity of the wrist / hand
  • Acquired deformity of wrist
  • Acquired forearm deformity
  • Acquired forearm deformity, excluding fingers
  • Deformity of radius
  • Deformity of ulna
  • Deformity of wrist due to rheumatoid arthritis
  • Silver-fork deformity
  • Wrist joint deformity
  • Wrist joint deformity

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.

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  • Brachial plexopathy (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Radial head fracture - aftercare (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Radial nerve dysfunction (Medical Encyclopedia)


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