ICD-10 Diagnosis Code S56.091A

Inj flexor musc/fasc/tend right thumb at forearm level, init

Diagnosis Code S56.091A

ICD-10: S56.091A
Short Description: Inj flexor musc/fasc/tend right thumb at forearm level, init
Long Description: Other injury of flexor muscle, fascia and tendon of right thumb at forearm level, initial encounter
This is the 2018 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code S56.091A

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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)

Information for Medical Professionals

Diagnostic Related Groups
The diagnosis code S56.091A is grouped in the following Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG V35.0)


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  • Flexor pollicis longus tendon rupture
  • Rupture flexor pollicis longus
  • Rupture of flexor tendon of finger
  • Rupture of flexor tendon of thumb
  • Rupture of tendon of thumb

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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  • Brachial plexopathy (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Radial head fracture - aftercare (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Radial nerve dysfunction (Medical Encyclopedia)

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