ICD-9 Diagnosis Code 887.3

Amput abv elb, unil-comp

Diagnosis Code 887.3

ICD-9: 887.3
Short Description: Amput abv elb, unil-comp
Long Description: Traumatic amputation of arm and hand (complete) (partial), unilateral, at or above elbow, complicated
This is the 2014 version of the ICD-9-CM diagnosis code 887.3

Code Classification
  • Injury and poisoning
    • Open wound of upper limb (880-887)
      • 887 Traumatic amputation of arm and hand (complete) (partial)

Information for Medical Professionals

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Index of Diseases and Injuries
References found for the code 887.3 in the Index of Diseases and Injuries:

    • Amputation
      • arm 887.4
        • at or above elbow 887.2
          • complicated 887.3

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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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
  • Foot amputation - discharge
  • Leg amputation - discharge
  • Leg or foot amputation
  • Leg or foot amputation - dressing change
  • Phantom limb pain

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