ICD-10 Diagnosis Code S40.029D

Contusion of unspecified upper arm, subsequent encounter

Diagnosis Code S40.029D

ICD-10: S40.029D
Short Description: Contusion of unspecified upper arm, subsequent encounter
Long Description: Contusion of unspecified upper arm, subsequent encounter
This is the 2018 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code S40.029D

Valid for Submission
The code S40.029D is valid for submission for HIPAA-covered transactions.

Code Classification
  • Injury, poisoning and certain other consequences of external causes (S00–T98)
    • Injuries to the shoulder and upper arm (S40-S49)
      • Superficial injury of shoulder and upper arm (S40)

Information for Medical Professionals

Diagnostic Related Groups
The diagnosis code S40.029D is grouped in the following Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG V35.0)


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The code S40.029D is exempt from POA reporting.

  • Contusion of axillary region
  • Contusion of multiple sites
  • Contusion of multiple sites
  • Contusion of multiple sites of upper limb
  • Contusion of multiple sites of upper limb
  • Contusion of upper arm
  • Contusion of upper limb
  • Contusion, shoulder and upper arm, multiple sites
  • Contusion, shoulder or upper arm
  • Hematoma of axilla

Information for Patients


Also called: Contusion, Ecchymoses

A bruise is a mark on your skin caused by blood trapped under the surface. It happens when an injury crushes small blood vessels but does not break the skin. Those vessels break open and leak blood under the skin.

Bruises are often painful and swollen. You can get skin, muscle and bone bruises. Bone bruises are the most serious.

It can take months for a bruise to fade, but most last about two weeks. They start off a reddish color, and then turn bluish-purple and greenish-yellow before returning to normal. To reduce bruising, ice the injured area and elevate it above your heart. See your health care provider if you seem to bruise for no reason, or if the bruise appears to be infected.

  • Bleeding into the skin (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Bruise (Medical Encyclopedia)

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