ICD-10 Diagnosis Code S44.8X9S

Injury of nerves at shldr/up arm, unsp arm, sequela

Diagnosis Code S44.8X9S

ICD-10: S44.8X9S
Short Description: Injury of nerves at shldr/up arm, unsp arm, sequela
Long Description: Injury of other nerves at shoulder and upper arm level, unspecified arm, sequela
This is the 2017 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code S44.8X9S

Code Classification
  • Injury, poisoning and certain other consequences of external causes
    • Injuries to the shoulder and upper arm (S40-S49)
      • Injury of nerves at shoulder and upper arm level (S44)

Information for Patients

Shoulder Injuries and Disorders

Your shoulder joint is composed of three bones: the clavicle (collarbone), the scapula (shoulder blade), and the humerus (upper arm bone). Your shoulders are the most movable joints in your body. They can also be unstable because the ball of the upper arm is larger than the shoulder socket that holds it. To remain in a stable or normal position, the shoulder must be anchored by muscles, tendons and ligaments. Because the shoulder can be unstable, it is the site of many common problems. They include sprains, strains, dislocations, separations, tendinitis, bursitis, torn rotator cuffs, frozen shoulder, fractures and arthritis.

Usually shoulder problems are treated with RICE. This stands for Rest, Ice, Compression and Elevation. Other treatments include exercise, medicines to reduce pain and swelling, and surgery if other treatments don't work.

NIH: National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases

  • Brachial plexopathy
  • Broken collarbone - aftercare
  • Dislocated shoulder - aftercare
  • Frozen shoulder
  • Frozen shoulder - aftercare
  • Shoulder arthroscopy
  • Shoulder CT scan
  • Shoulder MRI scan
  • Shoulder pain
  • Using your shoulder after surgery

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