ICD-9 Diagnosis Code 726.4

Enthesopathy of wrist

Diagnosis Code 726.4

ICD-9: 726.4
Short Description: Enthesopathy of wrist
Long Description: Enthesopathy of wrist and carpus
This is the 2014 version of the ICD-9-CM diagnosis code 726.4

Code Classification
  • Diseases of the musculoskeletal system and connective tissue
    • Rheumatism, excluding the back (725-729)
      • 726 Peripheral enthesopathies and allied syndromes

Information for Patients

Wrist Injuries and Disorders

Your wrist is made up of eight small bones known as carpals. They support a tube that runs through your wrist. That tube, called the carpal tunnel, has tendons and a nerve inside. It is covered by a ligament, which holds it in place.

Wrist pain is common. Repetitive motion can damage your wrist. Everyday activities like typing, racquet sports or sewing can cause pain, or even carpal tunnel syndrome. Wrist pain with bruising and swelling can be a sign of injury. The signs of a possible fracture include misshapen joints and inability to move your wrist. Some wrist fractures are a result of osteoporosis.

Other common causes of pain are

  • Sprains and strains
  • Tendinitis
  • Arthritis
  • Gout and pseudogout

  • Colles wrist fracture - aftercare
  • De Quervain's tendinitis
  • Wrist arthroscopy
  • Wrist pain
  • Wrist sprain - aftercare

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