ICD-9 Diagnosis Code 905.9

Late eff traumat amputat

Diagnosis Code 905.9

ICD-9: 905.9
Short Description: Late eff traumat amputat
Long Description: Late effect of traumatic amputation
This is the 2014 version of the ICD-9-CM diagnosis code 905.9

Code Classification
  • Injury and poisoning
    • Late effects of injuries, poisonings, toxic effects, and other external causes (905-909)
      • 905 Late effects of musculoskeletal and connective tissue injuries

Information for Medical Professionals

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Index of Diseases and Injuries
References found for the code 905.9 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
  • Foot amputation - discharge
  • Leg amputation - discharge
  • Leg or foot amputation
  • Leg or foot amputation - dressing change
  • Phantom limb pain

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