ICD-9 Diagnosis Code 923.11

Contusion of elbow

Diagnosis Code 923.11

ICD-9: 923.11
Short Description: Contusion of elbow
Long Description: Contusion of elbow
This is the 2014 version of the ICD-9-CM diagnosis code 923.11

Code Classification
  • Injury and poisoning
    • Contusion with intact skin surface (920-924)
      • 923 Contusion of upper limb

Information for Patients


Also called: Contusion, Ecchymoses

A bruise is a mark on your skin caused by blood trapped under the surface. It happens when an injury crushes small blood vessels but does not break the skin. Those vessels break open and leak blood under the skin.

Bruises are often painful and swollen. You can get skin, muscle and bone bruises. Bone bruises are the most serious.

It can take months for a bruise to fade, but most last about two weeks. They start off a reddish color, and then turn bluish-purple and greenish-yellow before returning to normal. To reduce bruising, ice the injured area and elevate it above your heart. See your healthcare provider if you seem to bruise for no reason, or if the bruise appears to be infected.

  • Bleeding into the skin
  • Bruise

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