ICD-10 Diagnosis Code S48.121A

Partial traum amp at level betw r shoulder and elbow, init

Diagnosis Code S48.121A

ICD-10: S48.121A
Short Description: Partial traum amp at level betw r shoulder and elbow, init
Long Description: Partial traumatic amputation at level between right shoulder and elbow, initial encounter
This is the 2017 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code S48.121A

Code Classification
  • Injury, poisoning and certain other consequences of external causes
    • Injuries to the shoulder and upper arm (S40-S49)
      • Traumatic amputation of shoulder and upper arm (S48)

Information for Medical Professionals

Diagnostic Related Groups
The diagnosis code S48.121A is grouped in the following Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG v33.0)


Information for Patients

Limb Loss

People can lose all or part of an arm or leg for a number of reasons. Common ones include

  • Problems with blood circulation. These may be the result of atherosclerosis or diabetes. Severe cases may result in amputation.
  • Injuries, including from traffic accidents and military combat
  • Cancer
  • Birth defects

Some amputees have phantom pain, which is the feeling of pain in the missing limb. Other physical problems include surgical complications and skin problems, if you wear an artificial limb. Many amputees use an artificial limb. Learning how to use it takes time. Physical therapy can help you adapt.

Recovery from the loss of a limb can be hard. Sadness, anger, and frustration are common. If you are having a tough time, talk to your doctor. Treatment with medicine or counseling can help.

  • Amputation - traumatic
  • Foot amputation - discharge
  • Leg amputation - discharge
  • Leg or foot amputation
  • Leg or foot amputation - dressing change
  • Phantom limb pain

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