ICD-10-CM Code S14.3XXA

Injury of brachial plexus, initial encounter

Version 2020 Billable Code

Valid for Submission

S14.3XXA is a billable code used to specify a medical diagnosis of injury of brachial plexus, initial encounter. The code is valid for the year 2020 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions. The ICD-10-CM code S14.3XXA might also be used to specify conditions or terms like closed injury, brachial plexus, all roots , closed injury, brachial plexus, lower roots, closed injury, brachial plexus, upper roots, crutch paralysis, injury of brachial plexus, injury of brachial plexus cord, etc

ICD-10:S14.3XXA
Short Description:Injury of brachial plexus, initial encounter
Long Description:Injury of brachial plexus, initial encounter

Synonyms

The following clinical terms are approximate synonyms or lay terms that might be used to identify the correct diagnosis code:

  • Closed injury, brachial plexus, all roots
  • Closed injury, brachial plexus, lower roots
  • Closed injury, brachial plexus, upper roots
  • Crutch paralysis
  • Injury of brachial plexus
  • Injury of brachial plexus cord
  • Injury of brachial plexus division
  • Injury of brachial plexus trunk
  • Injury of radial nerve
  • Open injury, brachial plexus, all roots
  • Open injury, brachial plexus, lower roots
  • Open injury, brachial plexus, upper roots
  • Radiation damage to brachial plexus
  • Traction injury of brachial plexus
  • Upper brachial plexus neuropathy
  • Upper brachial plexus neuropathy

Convert S14.3XXA to ICD-9

  • 953.4 - Brachial plexus injury (Approximate Flag)

Code Classification

  • Injury, poisoning and certain other consequences of external causes (S00–T98)
    • Injuries to the neck (S10-S19)
      • Injury of nerves and spinal cord at neck level (S14)

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


Brachial Plexus Injuries

The brachial plexus is a network of nerves that sends signals from the spine to the shoulder, arm, and hand. Damage to the brachial plexus can cause symptoms such as

  • A limp or paralyzed arm
  • Lack of muscle control in the arm, hand, or wrist
  • Lack of feeling or sensation in the arm or hand

Brachial plexus injuries can happen because of shoulder trauma, tumors, or inflammation. Sometimes they happen during childbirth when a baby's shoulders become stuck during delivery and the nerves stretch or tear.

Some brachial plexus injuries may heal without treatment. Many children who are injured during birth improve or recover by 3 to 4 months of age. Treatment includes physical therapy and, in some cases, surgery.

NIH: National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke


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