ICD-10 Diagnosis Code S56.199D

Inj flexor musc/fasc/tend unsp finger at forearm level, subs

Diagnosis Code S56.199D

ICD-10: S56.199D
Short Description: Inj flexor musc/fasc/tend unsp finger at forearm level, subs
Long Description: Other injury of flexor muscle, fascia and tendon of unspecified finger at forearm level, subsequent encounter
This is the 2018 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code S56.199D

Valid for Submission
The code S56.199D is valid for submission for HIPAA-covered transactions.

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 S56.199D is grouped in the following Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG V35.0)


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The code S56.199D is exempt from POA reporting.

  • Complete division, flexor digitorum profundus tendon
  • Complete division, flexor digitorum superficialis tendon
  • Partial division, flexor digitorum profundus tendon
  • Traumatic division of long flexor tendon - zone 1
  • Traumatic division of long flexor tendon - zone 3
  • Traumatic division of long flexor tendon of forearm, wrist or hand
  • Traumatic division of long flexor tendon of forearm, wrist or hand

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.

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

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