ICD-9 Diagnosis Code V52.0

Fitting artificial arm

Diagnosis Code V52.0

ICD-9: V52.0
Short Description: Fitting artificial arm
Long Description: Fitting and adjustment of artificial arm (complete) (partial)
This is the 2014 version of the ICD-9-CM diagnosis code V52.0

Code Classification
  • Supplementary classification of factors influencing health status and contact with health services (E)
    • Persons encountering health services for specific procedures and aftercare (V50-V59)
      • V52 Fitting and adjustment of prosthetic device

Information for Medical Professionals

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Index of Diseases and Injuries
References found for the code V52.0 in the Index of Diseases and Injuries:

    • Admission (encounter)
      • for
        • adjustment (of)
          • artificial
            • arm (complete) (partial) V52.0
          • prosthesis V52.9
            • arm (complete) (partial) V52.0
        • fitting (of)
          • artificial
            • arm (complete) (partial) V52.0
          • prosthesis V52.9
            • arm (complete) (partial) V52.0
    • Fitting (of)
      • artificial
        • arm (complete) (partial) V52.0
      • prosthesis V52.9
        • arm (complete) (partial) V52.0

Information for Patients


Artificial Limbs

People can lose all or part of an arm or leg for a number of reasons. Common ones include

  • Circulation problems from atherosclerosis or diabetes. They may cause you to need an amputation.
  • Traumatic injuries, including from traffic accidents and military combat
  • Cancer
  • Birth defects

If you are missing an arm or leg, an artificial limb can sometimes replace it. The device, which is called a prosthesis, can help you to perform daily activities such as walking, eating, or dressing. Some artificial limbs let you function nearly as well as before.


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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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