ICD-10 Diagnosis Code S59.811A

Other specified injuries right forearm, initial encounter

Diagnosis Code S59.811A

ICD-10: S59.811A
Short Description: Other specified injuries right forearm, initial encounter
Long Description: Other specified injuries right forearm, initial encounter
This is the 2017 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code S59.811A

Valid for Submission
The code S59.811A 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 S59.811A 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


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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