ICD-10-CM Code S59.909

Unspecified injury of unspecified elbow

Version 2021 Non-Billable Code

Not Valid for Submission

S59.909 is a "header" nonspecific and non-billable code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of unspecified injury of unspecified elbow. The code is NOT valid for the year 2021 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions. The ICD-10-CM code S59.909 might also be used to specify conditions or terms like elbow joint effusion or injury of bursa of elbow or injury of elbow or traumatic effusion of joint of elbow or traumatic joint effusion.

ICD-10:S59.909
Short Description:Unspecified injury of unspecified elbow
Long Description:Unspecified injury of unspecified elbow

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

Synonyms

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

  • Elbow joint effusion
  • Injury of bursa of elbow
  • Injury of elbow
  • Traumatic effusion of joint of elbow
  • Traumatic joint effusion

Code Classification

  • Injury, poisoning and certain other consequences of external causes (S00–T98)
    • Injuries to the elbow and forearm (S50-S59)
      • Other and unspecified injuries of elbow and forearm (S59)

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
  • FY 2021 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2020 through 9/30/2021

Information for Patients


Elbow Injuries and Disorders

Your elbow joint is made up of bone, cartilage, ligaments and fluid. Muscles and tendons help the elbow joint move. When any of these structures is hurt or diseased, you have elbow problems.

Many things can make your elbow hurt. A common cause is tendinitis, an inflammation or injury to the tendons that attach muscle to bone. Tendinitis of the elbow is a sports injury, often from playing tennis or golf. You may also get tendinitis from overuse of the elbow.

Other causes of elbow pain include sprains, strains, fractures, dislocations, bursitis and arthritis. Treatment depends on the cause.

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