ICD-9 Diagnosis Code 959.5

Finger injury NOS

Diagnosis Code 959.5

ICD-9: 959.5
Short Description: Finger injury NOS
Long Description: Finger injury
This is the 2014 version of the ICD-9-CM diagnosis code 959.5

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

Information for Patients

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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