ICD-9 Diagnosis Code 834.12

Disl interphaln hand-opn

Diagnosis Code 834.12

ICD-9: 834.12
Short Description: Disl interphaln hand-opn
Long Description: Open dislocation interphalangeal (joint), hand
This is the 2014 version of the ICD-9-CM diagnosis code 834.12

Code Classification
  • Injury and poisoning
    • Dislocation (830-839)
      • 834 Dislocation of finger

Information for Medical Professionals

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Index of Diseases and Injuries
References found for the code 834.12 in the Index of Diseases and Injuries:

    • Dislocation (articulation) (closed) (displacement) (simple) (subluxation) 839.8
      • finger(s) (phalanx) (thumb) (closed) 834.00
        • interphalangeal (joint) 834.02
          • open 834.12
      • interphalangeal (joint)
        • finger or hand (closed) 834.02
          • open 834.12

Information for Patients


Dislocations are joint injuries that force the ends of your bones out of position. The cause is often a fall or a blow, sometimes from playing a contact sport. You can dislocate your ankles, knees, shoulders, hips, elbows and jaw. You can also dislocate your finger and toe joints. Dislocated joints often are swollen, very painful and visibly out of place. You may not be able to move it.

A dislocated joint is an emergency. If you have one, seek medical attention. Treatment depends on which joint you dislocate and the severity of the injury. It might include manipulations to reposition your bones, medicine, a splint or sling, and rehabilitation. When properly repositioned, a joint will usually function and move normally again in a few weeks. Once you dislocate a shoulder or kneecap, you are more likely to dislocate it again. Wearing protective gear during sports may help prevent dislocations.

  • Dislocated shoulder - aftercare
  • Dislocation
  • Kneecap dislocation
  • Kneecap dislocation - aftercare
  • Nursemaid's elbow

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Finger Injuries and Disorders

You use your fingers and thumbs to do everything from grasping objects to playing musical instruments to typing. When there is something wrong with them, it can make life difficult. Common problems include

  • Injuries that result in fractures, ruptured ligaments and dislocations
  • Osteoarthritis - wear-and-tear arthritis. It can also cause deformity.
  • Tendinitis - irritation of the tendons
  • Dupuytren's contracture - a hereditary thickening of the tough tissue that lies just below the skin of your palm. It causes the fingers to stiffen and bend.
  • Trigger finger - an irritation of the sheath that surrounds the flexor tendons. It can cause the tendon to catch and release like a trigger.

  • Claw hand
  • Clubbing of the fingers or toes
  • Finger pain
  • Mallet finger - aftercare
  • Polydactyly
  • Skiers thumb - aftercare
  • Smashed fingers
  • Trigger finger
  • Webbing of the fingers or toes

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