ICD-9 Diagnosis Code 733.12

Path fx dstl radius ulna

Diagnosis Code 733.12

ICD-9: 733.12
Short Description: Path fx dstl radius ulna
Long Description: Pathologic fracture of distal radius and ulna
This is the 2014 version of the ICD-9-CM diagnosis code 733.12

Code Classification
  • Diseases of the musculoskeletal system and connective tissue
    • Osteopathies, chondropathies, and acquired musculoskeletal deformities (730-739)
      • 733 Other disorders of bone and cartilage

Information for Medical Professionals

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  • Pathological fracture - forearm
  • Pathological fracture of distal radius
  • Pathological fracture of distal ulna

Index of Diseases and Injuries
References found for the code 733.12 in the Index of Diseases and Injuries:

    • Fracture (abduction) (adduction) (avulsion) (compression) (crush) (dislocation) (oblique) (separation) (closed) 829.0
      • pathologic (cause unknown) 733.10
        • radius (distal) 733.12
        • ulna 733.12
        • wrist 733.12
      • radius (alone) (closed) 813.81
        • pathologic 733.12
      • ulna (alone) (closed) 813.82
        • pathologic 733.12
      • wrist (closed) 814.00
        • pathologic 733.12

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
  • Brachial plexus injury in newborns
  • Radial head fracture - aftercare
  • Radial nerve dysfunction
  • Skeletal limb abnormalities
  • Volkmann ischemic contracture

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Also called: Broken bone

A fracture is a break, usually in a bone. If the broken bone punctures the skin, it is called an open or compound fracture. Fractures commonly happen because of car accidents, falls or sports injuries. Other causes are low bone density and osteoporosis, which cause weakening of the bones. Overuse can cause stress fractures, which are very small cracks in the bone.

Symptoms of a fracture are

  • Out-of-place or misshapen limb or joint
  • Swelling, bruising or bleeding
  • Intense pain
  • Numbness and tingling
  • Limited mobility or inability to move a limb

You need to get medical care right away for any fracture. You may need to wear a cast or splint. Sometimes you need surgery to put in plates, pins or screws to keep the bone in place.

  • Ankle fracture - aftercare
  • Broken bone
  • Broken collarbone - aftercare
  • Closed reduction of a fractured bone
  • Closed reduction of a fractured bone - aftercare
  • Hand fracture - aftercare
  • Hardware removal - extremity
  • Metatarsal fracture (acute) - aftercare
  • Metatarsal stress fractures - aftercare
  • Nasal fracture - aftercare
  • Pin care
  • Radial head fracture - aftercare
  • What Are Growth Plate Injuries? - NIH (National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases)
  • X-ray - skeleton

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