ICD-9 Diagnosis Code 959.3

Elb/forearm/wrst inj NOS

Diagnosis Code 959.3

ICD-9: 959.3
Short Description: Elb/forearm/wrst inj NOS
Long Description: Elbow, forearm, and wrist injury
This is the 2014 version of the ICD-9-CM diagnosis code 959.3

Code Classification
  • Injury and poisoning
    • Certain traumatic complications and unspecified injuries (958-959)
      • 959 Injury, other and unspecified

Information for Medical Professionals

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  • Bowstringing of tendon, wrist or hand
  • Compartment syndrome of upper limb
  • Complete division, both flexor tendons
  • Complete division, flexor digitorum superficialis tendon
  • Foreign body left in elbow
  • Foreign body left in wrist
  • Injury of elbow
  • Injury of extensor or abductor muscles and tendons of thumb at forearm level
  • Injury of forearm
  • Injury of multiple muscles and tendons at forearm level
  • Injury of muscle and tendon at forearm level
  • Injury of wrist
  • Massive multi tissue damage lower arm
  • Metal foreign body in elbow
  • Metal foreign body in forearm
  • Metal foreign body in wrist
  • Pellet wound of elbow
  • Pellet wound of forearm
  • Pellet wound of wrist
  • Severe multi tissue damage lower arm
  • Traumatic division of wrist ligament
  • Triangular fibrocartilage tear

Index of Diseases and Injuries
References found for the code 959.3 in the Index of Diseases and Injuries:

    • Injury 959.9
      • elbow (and forearm) (and wrist) 959.3
      • forearm (and elbow) (and wrist) 959.3
      • wrist (and elbow) (and forearm) 959.3

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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Elbow Injuries and Disorders

Your elbow joint is made up of bone, cartilage, ligaments and fluid. Muscles and tendons help the elbow joint move. When any of these structures is hurt or diseased, you have elbow problems.

Many things can make your elbow hurt. A common cause is tendinitis, an inflammation or injury to the tendons that attach muscle to bone. Tendinitis of the elbow is a sports injury, often from playing tennis or golf. You may also get tendinitis from overuse of the elbow.

Other causes of elbow pain include sprains, strains, fractures, dislocations, bursitis and arthritis. Treatment depends on the cause.

  • Elbow pain
  • Elbow replacement
  • Elbow replacement - discharge
  • Elbow sprain -- aftercare
  • Medial epicondylitis - golfer's elbow
  • Nursemaid's elbow
  • Tennis elbow
  • Tennis elbow surgery
  • Tennis elbow surgery - discharge

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