ICD-10-CM Code M84.34

Stress fracture, hand and fingers

Version 2020 Non-Billable Code

Not Valid for Submission

M84.34 is a "header" nonspecific and non-billable code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of stress fracture, hand and fingers. The code is NOT valid for the year 2020 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions.

ICD-10:M84.34
Short Description:Stress fracture, hand and fingers
Long Description:Stress fracture, hand and fingers

Consider the following ICD-10 codes with a higher level of specificity:

  • M84.341 - Stress fracture, right hand
  • M84.341A - Stress fracture, right hand, initial encounter for fracture
  • M84.341D - Stress fracture, right hand, subsequent encounter for fracture with routine healing
  • M84.341G - Stress fracture, right hand, subsequent encounter for fracture with delayed healing
  • M84.341K - Stress fracture, right hand, subsequent encounter for fracture with nonunion
  • M84.341P - Stress fracture, right hand, subsequent encounter for fracture with malunion
  • M84.341S - Stress fracture, right hand, sequela
  • M84.342 - Stress fracture, left hand
  • M84.342A - Stress fracture, left hand, initial encounter for fracture
  • M84.342D - Stress fracture, left hand, subsequent encounter for fracture with routine healing
  • M84.342G - Stress fracture, left hand, subsequent encounter for fracture with delayed healing
  • M84.342K - Stress fracture, left hand, subsequent encounter for fracture with nonunion
  • M84.342P - Stress fracture, left hand, subsequent encounter for fracture with malunion
  • M84.342S - Stress fracture, left hand, sequela
  • M84.343 - Stress fracture, unspecified hand
  • M84.343A - Stress fracture, unspecified hand, initial encounter for fracture
  • M84.343D - Stress fracture, unspecified hand, subsequent encounter for fracture with routine healing
  • M84.343G - Stress fracture, unspecified hand, subsequent encounter for fracture with delayed healing
  • M84.343K - Stress fracture, unspecified hand, subsequent encounter for fracture with nonunion
  • M84.343P - Stress fracture, unspecified hand, subsequent encounter for fracture with malunion
  • M84.343S - Stress fracture, unspecified hand, sequela
  • M84.344 - Stress fracture, right finger(s)
  • M84.344A - Stress fracture, right finger(s), initial encounter for fracture
  • M84.344D - Stress fracture, right finger(s), subsequent encounter for fracture with routine healing
  • M84.344G - Stress fracture, right finger(s), subsequent encounter for fracture with delayed healing
  • M84.344K - Stress fracture, right finger(s), subsequent encounter for fracture with nonunion
  • M84.344P - Stress fracture, right finger(s), subsequent encounter for fracture with malunion
  • M84.344S - Stress fracture, right finger(s), sequela
  • M84.345 - Stress fracture, left finger(s)
  • M84.345A - Stress fracture, left finger(s), initial encounter for fracture
  • M84.345D - Stress fracture, left finger(s), subsequent encounter for fracture with routine healing
  • M84.345G - Stress fracture, left finger(s), subsequent encounter for fracture with delayed healing
  • M84.345K - Stress fracture, left finger(s), subsequent encounter for fracture with nonunion
  • M84.345P - Stress fracture, left finger(s), subsequent encounter for fracture with malunion
  • M84.345S - Stress fracture, left finger(s), sequela
  • M84.346 - Stress fracture, unspecified finger(s)
  • M84.346A - Stress fracture, unspecified finger(s), initial encounter for fracture
  • M84.346D - Stress fracture, unspecified finger(s), subsequent encounter for fracture with routine healing
  • M84.346G - Stress fracture, unspecified finger(s), subsequent encounter for fracture with delayed healing
  • M84.346K - Stress fracture, unspecified finger(s), subsequent encounter for fracture with nonunion
  • M84.346P - Stress fracture, unspecified finger(s), subsequent encounter for fracture with malunion
  • M84.346S - Stress fracture, unspecified finger(s), sequela

Index to Diseases and Injuries

The Index to Diseases and Injuries is an alphabetical listing of medical terms, with each term mapped to one or more ICD-10 code(s). The following references for the code M84.34 are found in the index:


Code Classification

  • Diseases of the musculoskeletal system and connective tissue (M00–M99)
    • Disorders of bone density and structure (M80-M85)
      • Disorder of continuity of bone (M84)

Code History

  • FY 2016 - New Code, effective from 10/1/2015 through 9/30/2016
    (First year ICD-10-CM implemented into the HIPAA code set)
  • FY 2017 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2016 through 9/30/2017
  • FY 2018 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2017 through 9/30/2018
  • FY 2019 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2018 through 9/30/2019
  • FY 2020 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2019 through 9/30/2020

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.

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Fractures

A fracture is a break, usually in a bone. If the broken bone punctures the skin, it is called an open or compound fracture. Fractures commonly happen because of car accidents, falls, or sports injuries. Other causes are low bone density and osteoporosis, which cause weakening of the bones. Overuse can cause stress fractures, which are very small cracks in the bone.

Symptoms of a fracture are

  • Intense pain
  • Deformity - the limb looks out of place
  • Swelling, bruising, or tenderness around the injury
  • Numbness and tingling
  • Problems moving a limb

You need to get medical care right away for any fracture. An x-ray can tell if your bone is broken. You may need to wear a cast or splint. Sometimes you need surgery to put in plates, pins or screws to keep the bone in place.


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Hand Injuries and Disorders

No matter how old you are or what you do for a living, you are always using your hands. When there is something wrong with them, you may not be able to do your regular activities.

Hand problems include

  • Carpal tunnel syndrome - compression of a nerve as it goes through the wrist, often making your fingers feel numb
  • Injuries that result in fractures, ruptured ligaments and dislocations
  • Osteoarthritis - wear-and-tear arthritis, which can also cause deformity
  • Tendinitis - irritation of the tendons
  • Disorders and injuries of your fingers and thumb

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