ICD-10 Diagnosis Code S46.099A

Inj musc/tend the rotator cuff of unsp shoulder, init

Diagnosis Code S46.099A

ICD-10: S46.099A
Short Description: Inj musc/tend the rotator cuff of unsp shoulder, init
Long Description: Other injury of muscle(s) and tendon(s) of the rotator cuff of unspecified shoulder, initial encounter
This is the 2018 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code S46.099A

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Code Classification
  • Injury, poisoning and certain other consequences of external causes (S00–T98)
    • Injuries to the shoulder and upper arm (S40-S49)
      • Injury of muscle, fascia and tendon at shldr/up arm (S46)

Information for Medical Professionals

Diagnostic Related Groups
The diagnosis code S46.099A is grouped in the following Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG V34.0)

  • 913 - TRAUMATIC INJURY WITH MCC
  • 914 - TRAUMATIC INJURY WITHOUT MCC

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Synonyms
  • Injury of tendon of the rotator cuff of shoulder
  • Traumatic rupture of rotator cuff
  • Traumatic rupture of tendon

Information for Patients


Rotator Cuff Injuries

Your rotator cuff is located in your shoulder area. It is made of muscles and tendons. It helps your shoulder to move and stay stable. Problems with the rotator cuff are common. They include tendinitis, bursitis, and injuries such as tears.

Rotator cuff tendons can become inflamed from frequent use or aging. Sometimes they are injured from a fall on an outstretched hand. Sports or jobs with repeated overhead motion can also damage the rotator cuff. Aging causes tendons to wear down, which can lead to a tear.

Some tears are not painful, but others can be very painful. Treatment for a torn rotator cuff depends on age, health, how severe the injury is, and how long you've had the torn rotator cuff.

Treatment for torn rotator cuff includes:

  • Rest
  • Heat or cold to the sore area
  • Medicines that reduce pain and swelling
  • Electrical stimulation of muscles and nerves
  • Ultrasound
  • Cortisone injection
  • Surgery

NIH: National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Disease

  • Rotator cuff - self-care (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Rotator cuff exercises (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Rotator cuff problems (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Rotator cuff repair (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Shoulder arthroscopy (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Shoulder replacement (Medical Encyclopedia)


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