ICD-9 Diagnosis Code 959.2

Shldr/upper arm inj NOS

Diagnosis Code 959.2

ICD-9: 959.2
Short Description: Shldr/upper arm inj NOS
Long Description: Shoulder and upper arm injury
This is the 2014 version of the ICD-9-CM diagnosis code 959.2

Code Classification
  • Injury and poisoning (800–999)
    • Certain traumatic complications and unspecified injuries (958-959)
      • 959 Injury, other and unspecified

Information for Medical Professionals

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  • Clavicle injury
  • Compartment syndrome of upper arm
  • Compartment syndrome of upper limb
  • Foreign body left in shoulder
  • Injury of axilla
  • Injury of humerus
  • Injury of multiple muscles and tendons at shoulder and upper arm level
  • Injury of scapular region
  • Injury of shoulder and upper arm
  • Injury of shoulder region
  • Injury of superior glenoid labrum of shoulder joint
  • Injury of upper arm
  • Massive multi tissue damage upper arm
  • Metal foreign body in axilla
  • Metal foreign body in shoulder
  • Metal foreign body in upper arm
  • Metal foreign body in upper limb
  • Pellet wound of axilla
  • Pellet wound of shoulder
  • Pellet wound of upper arm
  • Pellet wound of upper limb
  • Severe multi tissue damage upper arm
  • Superficial injury of shoulder and upper arm
  • Traumatic division of tendon of upper limb

Index of Diseases and Injuries
References found for the code 959.2 in the Index of Diseases and Injuries:

    • Injury 959.9
      • arm, upper (and shoulder) 959.2
      • axilla 959.2
      • scapular region 959.2
      • shoulder (and upper arm) 959.2

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

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