ICD-10 Diagnosis Code S55.801A

Unsp injury of blood vessels at forarm lv, right arm, init

Diagnosis Code S55.801A

ICD-10: S55.801A
Short Description: Unsp injury of blood vessels at forarm lv, right arm, init
Long Description: Unspecified injury of other blood vessels at forearm level, right arm, initial encounter
This is the 2017 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code S55.801A

Code Classification
  • Injury, poisoning and certain other consequences of external causes
    • Injuries to the elbow and forearm (S50-S59)
      • Injury of blood vessels at forearm level (S55)

Information for Medical Professionals

Diagnostic Related Groups
The diagnosis code S55.801A is grouped in the following Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG v33.0)


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
  • Brachial plexopathy
  • Radial head fracture - aftercare
  • Radial nerve dysfunction

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Vascular Diseases

The vascular system is the body's network of blood vessels. It includes the arteries, veins and capillaries that carry blood to and from the heart. Problems of the vascular system are common and can be serious. Arteries can become thick and stiff, a problem called atherosclerosis. Blood clots can clog vessels and block blood flow to the heart or brain. Weakened blood vessels can burst, causing bleeding inside the body.

You are more likely to have vascular disease as you get older. Other factors that make vascular disease more likely include

  • Family history of vascular or heart diseases
  • Pregnancy
  • Illness or injury
  • Long periods of sitting or standing still
  • Any condition that affects the heart and blood vessels, such as diabetes or high cholesterol
  • Smoking
  • Obesity

Losing weight, eating healthy foods, being active and not smoking can help vascular disease. Other treatments include medicines and surgery.

  • Aortic arch syndrome
  • Arterial embolism
  • Arteriogram
  • Cerebral angiography
  • Duplex ultrasound
  • Venous insufficiency
  • Venous ulcers -- self-care

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