ICD-10 Diagnosis Code S56.909

Unsp injury of unsp musc/fasc/tend at forarm lv, unsp arm

Diagnosis Code S56.909

ICD-10: S56.909
Short Description: Unsp injury of unsp musc/fasc/tend at forarm lv, unsp arm
Long Description: Unspecified injury of unspecified muscles, fascia and tendons at forearm level, unspecified arm
This is the 2017 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code S56.909

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Code Classification
  • Injury, poisoning and certain other consequences of external causes (S00–T98)
    • Injuries to the elbow and forearm (S50-S59)
      • Injury of muscle, fascia and tendon at forearm level (S56)

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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