ICD-10 Diagnosis Code R68.3

Clubbing of fingers

Diagnosis Code R68.3

ICD-10: R68.3
Short Description: Clubbing of fingers
Long Description: Clubbing of fingers
This is the 2017 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code R68.3

Code Classification
  • Symptoms, signs and abnormal clinical and laboratory findings, not elsewhere classified
    • General symptoms and signs (R50-R69)
      • Other general symptoms and signs (R68)

Information for Medical Professionals

According to ICD-10-CM guidelines this code should not to be used as a principal diagnosis code when a related definitive diagnosis has been established.
Diagnostic Related Groups
The diagnosis code R68.3 is grouped in the following Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG v33.0)


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  • 781.5 - Clubbing of fingers

  • Clubbing of nail
  • Clubbing of nails associated with systemic disorder
  • Clubbing of toes
  • Finger clubbing
  • Nail changes associated with systemic disease
  • On examination - hands - finger clubbing

Index of Diseases and Injuries
References found for the code R68.3 in the Index of Diseases and Injuries:

Information for Patients

Finger Injuries and Disorders

You use your fingers and thumbs to do everything from grasping objects to playing musical instruments to typing. When there is something wrong with them, it can make life difficult. Common problems include

  • Injuries that result in fractures, ruptured ligaments and dislocations
  • Osteoarthritis - wear-and-tear arthritis. It can also cause deformity.
  • Tendinitis - irritation of the tendons
  • Dupuytren's contracture - a hereditary thickening of the tough tissue that lies just below the skin of your palm. It causes the fingers to stiffen and bend.
  • Trigger finger - an irritation of the sheath that surrounds the flexor tendons. It can cause the tendon to catch and release like a trigger.

  • Claw hand
  • Clubbing of the fingers or toes
  • Finger pain
  • Mallet finger - aftercare
  • Polydactyly
  • Smashed fingers
  • Trigger finger

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