Information for Patients
Shoulder Injuries and Disorders
Your shoulder joint is composed of three bones: the clavicle (collarbone), the scapula (shoulder blade), and the humerus (upper arm bone). Your shoulders are the most movable joints in your body. They can also be unstable because the ball of the upper arm is larger than the shoulder socket that holds it. To remain in a stable or normal position, the shoulder must be anchored by muscles, tendons and ligaments. Because the shoulder can be unstable, it is the site of many common problems. They include sprains, strains, dislocations, separations, tendinitis, bursitis, torn rotator cuffs, frozen shoulder, fractures and arthritis.
Usually shoulder problems are treated with RICE. This stands for Rest, Ice, Compression and Elevation. Other treatments include exercise, medicines to reduce pain and swelling, and surgery if other treatments don't work.
NIH: National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases
- Brachial plexopathy
- Broken collarbone - aftercare
- Dislocated shoulder - aftercare
- Fractured clavicle in the newborn
- Frozen shoulder
- Frozen shoulder - aftercare
- Shoulder arthroscopy
- Shoulder CT scan
- Shoulder MRI scan
- Shoulder pain
- Shoulder replacement
- Shoulder replacement - discharge
- Shoulder separation - aftercare
- Shoulder surgery - discharge
- Using your shoulder after replacement surgery
- Using your shoulder after surgery
The ICD-9 and ICD-10 GEMs are used to facilitate linking between the diagnosis codes in ICD-9-CM and the new ICD-10-CM code set. The GEMs are the raw material from which providers, health information vendors and payers can derive specific applied mappings to meet their needs.
Index of Diseases and Injuries Definitions
- And - The word "and" should be interpreted to mean either "and" or "or" when it appears in a title.
- NOS "Not otherwise specified" - This abbreviation is the equivalent of unspecified.