ICD-10-CM Code S56.992

Other injury of unspecified muscles, fascia and tendons at forearm level, left arm

Version 2020 Non-Billable Code

Not Valid for Submission

S56.992 is a "header" nonspecific and non-billable code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of other injury of unspecified muscles, fascia and tendons at forearm level, left arm. The code is NOT valid for the year 2020 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions.

ICD-10:S56.992
Short Description:Inj unsp musc/fasc/tend at forearm level, left arm
Long Description:Other injury of unspecified muscles, fascia and tendons at forearm level, left arm

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

Code Classification

  • Injury, poisoning and certain other consequences of external causes (S00–T98)
    • Injuries to the elbow and forearm (S50-S59)
      • Injury of muscle, fascia and tendon at forearm level (S56)

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


Arm Injuries and Disorders

Of the 206 bones in your body, three of them are in your arm: the humerus, radius, and ulna. Your arms are also made up of muscles, joints, tendons, and other connective tissue. Injuries to any of these parts of the arm can occur during sports, a fall, or an accident.

Types of arm injuries include

  • Tendinitis and bursitis
  • Sprains
  • Dislocations
  • Broken bones
  • Nerve problems
  • Osteoarthritis

You may also have problems or injure specific parts of your arm, such as your hand, wrist, elbow, or shoulder.


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