ICD-10 Diagnosis Code Z89.209

Acquired absence of unsp upper limb, unspecified level

Diagnosis Code Z89.209

ICD-10: Z89.209
Short Description: Acquired absence of unsp upper limb, unspecified level
Long Description: Acquired absence of unspecified upper limb, unspecified level
This is the 2017 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code Z89.209

Valid for Submission
The code Z89.209 is valid for submission for HIPAA-covered transactions.

Code Classification
  • Factors influencing health status and contact with health services (Z00–Z99)
    • Persons with potential health hazards related to family and personal history and certain conditions influencing health status (Z77-Z99)
      • Acquired absence of limb (Z89)

Information for Medical Professionals


Code Edits
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Unacceptable principal diagnosis Additional informationCallout TooltipUnacceptable principal diagnosis
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The code Z89.209 is exempt from POA reporting.

Synonyms
  • Absence of upper limb
  • Deep full thickness burn of arm, with loss of body part
  • Deep full thickness burn of the upper arm, with loss of body part
  • Deep full thickness burn of wrist, with loss of body part
  • Deep third degree burn of multiple sites of upper limb
  • Deep third degree burn of multiple sites of upper limb with loss of body part
  • Deep third degree burn of upper arm
  • Deep third degree burn of wrist
  • Deep third degree burns of multiple sites with loss of body part
  • History of upper limb amputation
  • Phantom pain
  • Phantom pain following amputation of upper limb
  • Third degree burn of multiple sites of upper limb
  • Third degree burn of upper arm
  • Third degree burn of wrist

Index of Diseases and Injuries
References found for the code Z89.209 in the Index of Diseases and Injuries:


Information for Patients


Limb Loss

People can lose all or part of an arm or leg for a number of reasons. Common ones include

  • Problems with blood circulation. These may be the result of atherosclerosis or diabetes. Severe cases may result in amputation.
  • Injuries, including from traffic accidents and military combat
  • Cancer
  • Birth defects

Some amputees have phantom pain, which is the feeling of pain in the missing limb. Other physical problems include surgical complications and skin problems, if you wear an artificial limb. Many amputees use an artificial limb. Learning how to use it takes time. Physical therapy can help you adapt.

Recovery from the loss of a limb can be hard. Sadness, anger, and frustration are common. If you are having a tough time, talk to your doctor. Treatment with medicine or counseling can help.

  • Amputation - traumatic (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Foot amputation - discharge (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Leg amputation - discharge (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Leg or foot amputation (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Leg or foot amputation - dressing change (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Phantom limb pain (Medical Encyclopedia)


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