ICD-9 Diagnosis Code 923.09

Contusion shoulder & arm

Diagnosis Code 923.09

ICD-9: 923.09
Short Description: Contusion shoulder & arm
Long Description: Contusion of multiple sites of shoulder and upper arm
This is the 2014 version of the ICD-9-CM diagnosis code 923.09

Code Classification
  • Injury and poisoning (800–999)
    • Contusion with intact skin surface (920-924)
      • 923 Contusion of upper limb

Information for Medical Professionals

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Index of Diseases and Injuries
References found for the code 923.09 in the Index of Diseases and Injuries:

    • Contusion (skin surface intact) 924.9
      • arm 923.9
        • upper 923.03
          • with shoulder or axillary region 923.09
      • axilla 923.02
        • with shoulder or upper arm 923.09
      • scapular region 923.01
        • with shoulder or upper arm 923.09
      • shoulder 923.00
        • with upper arm or axillar regions 923.09

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 healthcare provider if you seem to bruise for no reason, or if the bruise appears to be infected.

  • Bleeding into the skin
  • Bruise

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