ICD-10 Diagnosis Code S59.802A

Other specified injuries of left elbow, initial encounter

Diagnosis Code S59.802A

ICD-10: S59.802A
Short Description: Other specified injuries of left elbow, initial encounter
Long Description: Other specified injuries of left elbow, initial encounter
This is the 2017 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code S59.802A

Valid for Submission
The code S59.802A is valid for submission for HIPAA-covered transactions.

Code Classification
  • Injury, poisoning and certain other consequences of external causes (S00–T98)
    • Injuries to the elbow and forearm (S50-S59)
      • Other and unspecified injuries of elbow and forearm (S59)

Information for Medical Professionals

Diagnostic Related Groups
The diagnosis code S59.802A is grouped in the following Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG v33.0)

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

Information for Patients


Elbow Injuries and Disorders

Your elbow joint is made up of bone, cartilage, ligaments and fluid. Muscles and tendons help the elbow joint move. When any of these structures is hurt or diseased, you have elbow problems.

Many things can make your elbow hurt. A common cause is tendinitis, an inflammation or injury to the tendons that attach muscle to bone. Tendinitis of the elbow is a sports injury, often from playing tennis or golf. You may also get tendinitis from overuse of the elbow.

Other causes of elbow pain include sprains, strains, fractures, dislocations, bursitis and arthritis. Treatment depends on the cause.

  • Elbow pain
  • Elbow replacement
  • Elbow sprain -- aftercare
  • Medial epicondylitis - golfer's elbow
  • Nursemaid's elbow
  • Tennis elbow
  • Tennis elbow surgery


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