ICD-10 Diagnosis Code S46.909

Unsp injury of unsp musc/fasc/tend at shldr/up arm, unsp arm

Diagnosis Code S46.909

ICD-10: S46.909
Short Description: Unsp injury of unsp musc/fasc/tend at shldr/up arm, unsp arm
Long Description: Unspecified injury of unspecified muscle, fascia and tendon at shoulder and upper arm level, unspecified arm
This is the 2017 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code S46.909

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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

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Synonyms
  • Injury of multiple muscles and tendons at shoulder and upper arm level
  • Multiple open wounds of upper arm with tendon involvement
  • Open wound of arm with tendon injury
  • Open wound of axillary region
  • Open wound of axillary region with tendon involvement
  • Open wound of multiple sites of one upper limb
  • Open wound of multiple sites of one upper limb with tendon involvement
  • Open wound of multiple sites of shoulder AND/OR upper arm with tendon involvement
  • Open wound of multiple sites of shoulder with tendon involvement
  • Open wound of scapular region
  • Open wound of scapular region with tendon involvement
  • Open wound of shoulder region and upper limb
  • Open wound of shoulder region and upper limb with tendon involvement
  • Open wound of shoulder region with tendon involvement
  • Open wound of upper arm with tendon involvement
  • Open wound of upper limb with tendon involvement
  • Tendon injury - upper limb

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


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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 your shoulder can be unstable, it can be easily injured. Common problems include

  • Sprains and strains
  • Dislocations
  • Separations
  • Tendinitis
  • Bursitis
  • Torn rotator cuffs
  • Frozen shoulder
  • Fractures
  • Arthritis

Health care providers diagnose shoulder problems by using your medical history, a physical exam, and imaging tests.

Often, the first treatment for shoulder problems is RICE. This stands for Rest, Ice, Compression, and Elevation. Other treatments include exercise and medicines to reduce pain and swelling. If those don't work, you may need surgery.

NIH: National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases

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


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