ICD-10 Diagnosis Code S14.3XXS

Injury of brachial plexus, sequela

Diagnosis Code S14.3XXS

ICD-10: S14.3XXS
Short Description: Injury of brachial plexus, sequela
Long Description: Injury of brachial plexus, sequela
This is the 2018 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code S14.3XXS

Valid for Submission
The code S14.3XXS is valid for submission for HIPAA-covered transactions.

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)

Information for Medical Professionals

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The code S14.3XXS is exempt from POA reporting.

  • 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 radial nerve
  • Lesion 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

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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