L89.000 - Pressure ulcer of unspecified elbow, unstageable

Version 2023
ICD-10:L89.000
Short Description:Pressure ulcer of unspecified elbow, unstageable
Long Description:Pressure ulcer of unspecified elbow, unstageable
Status: Valid for Submission
Version:ICD-10-CM 2023
Code Classification:
  • Diseases of the skin and subcutaneous tissue (L00–L99)
    • Other disorders of the skin and subcutaneous tissue (L80-L99)
      • Pressure ulcer (L89)

L89.000 is a billable ICD-10 code used to specify a medical diagnosis of pressure ulcer of unspecified elbow, unstageable. The code is valid during the fiscal year 2023 from October 01, 2022 through September 30, 2023 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions.

Unspecified diagnosis codes like L89.000 are acceptable when clinical information is unknown or not available about a particular condition. Although a more specific code is preferable, unspecified codes should be used when such codes most accurately reflect what is known about a patient's condition. Specific diagnosis codes should not be used if not supported by the patient's medical record.

Convert to ICD-9 Code

Source ICD-10 CodeTarget ICD-9 Code
L89.000707.01 - Pressure ulcer, elbow
Combination Flag - Multiple codes are needed to describe the source diagnosis code. Correct coding should be done based on contextual judgment.
L89.000707.25 - Pressure ulcer,unstagebl
Combination Flag - Multiple codes are needed to describe the source diagnosis code. Correct coding should be done based on contextual judgment.

Patient Education


Pressure Sores

Pressure sores are areas of damaged skin caused by staying in one position for too long. They commonly form where your bones are close to your skin, such as your ankles, back, elbows, heels and hips. You are at risk if you are bedridden, use a wheelchair, or are unable to change your position. Pressure sores can cause serious infections, some of which are life-threatening. They can be a problem for people in nursing homes.

You can prevent the sores by :

Pressure sores have a variety of treatments. Advanced sores are slow to heal, so early treatment is best.


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