ICD-10 Diagnosis Code S59.909

Unspecified injury of unspecified elbow

Diagnosis Code S59.909

ICD-10: S59.909
Short Description: Unspecified injury of unspecified elbow
Long Description: Unspecified injury of unspecified elbow
This is the 2018 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code S59.909

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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)
      • Other and unspecified injuries of elbow and forearm (S59)

Information for Medical Professionals

Synonyms
  • Elbow joint effusion
  • Injury of elbow
  • Traumatic effusion of the elbow joint
  • Traumatic joint effusion

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 (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Elbow replacement (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Elbow sprain -- aftercare (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Medial epicondylitis - golfer's elbow (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Nursemaid's elbow (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Tennis elbow (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Tennis elbow surgery (Medical Encyclopedia)


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