ICD-10 Diagnosis Code S59.819A

Other specified injuries unspecified forearm, init encntr

Diagnosis Code S59.819A

ICD-10: S59.819A
Short Description: Other specified injuries unspecified forearm, init encntr
Long Description: Other specified injuries unspecified forearm, initial encounter
This is the 2017 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code S59.819A

Valid for Submission
The code S59.819A 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 S59.819A is grouped in the following Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG V34.0)


  • Degloving injury lower arm
  • Degloving injury, forearm
  • Foreign body in forearm
  • Traumatic division of extensor tendon of forearm, wrist or hand
  • Wood splinter in forearm

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 (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Brachial plexopathy (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Radial head fracture - aftercare (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Radial nerve dysfunction (Medical Encyclopedia)

[Read More]
Previous Code
Previous Code S59.819
Next Code
S59.819D Next Code