ICD-10-CM Code S69.90XA

Unspecified injury of unspecified wrist, hand and finger(s), initial encounter

Version 2021 Billable Code

Valid for Submission

S69.90XA is a billable code used to specify a medical diagnosis of unspecified injury of unspecified wrist, hand and finger(s), initial encounter. The code is valid for the fiscal year 2021 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions. The ICD-10-CM code S69.90XA might also be used to specify conditions or terms like injury of finger, injury of hand, injury of metacarpal bone, injury of nail, injury of nail bed of finger, injury of nail bed of thumb, etc

ICD-10:S69.90XA
Short Description:Unsp injury of unsp wrist, hand and finger(s), init encntr
Long Description:Unspecified injury of unspecified wrist, hand and finger(s), initial encounter

Synonyms

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

  • Injury of finger
  • Injury of hand
  • Injury of metacarpal bone
  • Injury of nail
  • Injury of nail bed of finger
  • Injury of nail bed of thumb
  • Injury of wrist
  • Knuckle injury
  • Multiple injuries of hand
  • Multiple injuries of wrist
  • Severe multi tissue damage hand
  • Thumb injury
  • Thumbnail injury
  • Volar plate injury of distal interphalangeal joint of finger
  • Volar plate injury of finger joint
  • Volar plate injury of finger joint
  • Volar plate injury of metacarpophalangeal joint of finger

Diagnostic Related Groups

The ICD-10 code S69.90XA is grouped in the following groups for version MS-DRG V38.0 What are Diagnostic Related Groups?
The Diagnostic Related Groups (DRGs) are a patient classification scheme which provides a means of relating the type of patients a hospital treats. The DRGs divides all possible principal diagnoses into mutually exclusive principal diagnosis areas referred to as Major Diagnostic Categories (MDC).
applicable from 10/01/2020 through 09/30/2021.

  • 913 - TRAUMATIC INJURY WITH MCC
  • 914 - TRAUMATIC INJURY WITHOUT MCC

Convert S69.90XA to ICD-9

  • 959.3 - Elb/forearm/wrst inj NOS (Approximate Flag)
  • 959.4 - Hand injury NOS (Approximate Flag)
  • 959.5 - Finger injury NOS (Approximate Flag)

Code Classification

  • Injury, poisoning and certain other consequences of external causes (S00–T98)
    • Injuries to the wrist, hand and fingers (S60-S69)
      • Other and unspecified injuries of wrist, hand and finger (S69) (s)

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


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.
  • Claw hand (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Clubbing of the fingers or toes (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Finger pain (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Mallet finger - aftercare (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Polydactyly (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Smashed fingers (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Trigger finger (Medical Encyclopedia)

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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
  • Brachial plexopathy (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Claw hand (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Dupuytrens contracture (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Hand fracture - aftercare (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Hand or foot spasms (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Hand x-ray (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Radial nerve dysfunction (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Ulnar nerve dysfunction (Medical Encyclopedia)

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Wrist Injuries and Disorders

Your wrist is made up of eight small bones known as carpals. They support a tube that runs through your wrist. That tube, called the carpal tunnel, has tendons and a nerve inside. It is covered by a ligament, which holds it in place.

Wrist pain is common. Repetitive motion can damage your wrist. Everyday activities like typing, racquet sports or sewing can cause pain, or even carpal tunnel syndrome. Wrist pain with bruising and swelling can be a sign of injury. The signs of a possible fracture include misshapen joints and inability to move your wrist. Some wrist fractures are a result of osteoporosis.

Other common causes of pain are

  • Sprains and strains
  • Tendinitis
  • Arthritis
  • Gout and pseudogout
  • Colles wrist fracture - aftercare (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • De Quervain tendinitis (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Wrist arthroscopy (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Wrist pain (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Wrist sprain - aftercare (Medical Encyclopedia)

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