ICD-9 Diagnosis Code 736.21

Boutonniere deformity

Diagnosis Code 736.21

ICD-9: 736.21
Short Description: Boutonniere deformity
Long Description: Boutonniere deformity
This is the 2014 version of the ICD-9-CM diagnosis code 736.21

Code Classification
  • Diseases of the musculoskeletal system and connective tissue (710–739)
    • Osteopathies, chondropathies, and acquired musculoskeletal deformities (730-739)
      • 736 Other acquired deformities of limbs

Information for Medical Professionals

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Index of Diseases and Injuries
References found for the code 736.21 in the Index of Diseases and Injuries:

    • Boutonniere
      • deformity (finger) 736.21
      • hand (intrinsic) 736.21
    • Buttonhole hand (intrinsic) 736.21
    • Deformity 738.9
      • boutonniere (finger) 736.21
      • finger (acquired) 736.20
        • boutonniere type 736.21

Information for Patients

Finger Injuries and Disorders

You use your fingers and thumbs to do everything from grasping objects to playing musical instruments to typing. When there is something wrong with them, it can make life difficult. Common problems include

  • Injuries that result in fractures, ruptured ligaments and dislocations
  • Osteoarthritis - wear-and-tear arthritis. It can also cause deformity.
  • Tendinitis - irritation of the tendons
  • Dupuytren's contracture - a hereditary thickening of the tough tissue that lies just below the skin of your palm. It causes the fingers to stiffen and bend.
  • Trigger finger - an irritation of the sheath that surrounds the flexor tendons. It can cause the tendon to catch and release like a trigger.

  • Claw hand
  • Clubbing of the fingers or toes
  • Finger pain
  • Mallet finger - aftercare
  • Polydactyly
  • Skiers thumb - aftercare
  • Smashed fingers
  • Trigger finger
  • Webbing of the fingers or toes

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