ICD-9 Diagnosis Code 959.4

Hand injury NOS

Diagnosis Code 959.4

ICD-9: 959.4
Short Description: Hand injury NOS
Long Description: Hand, except finger injury
This is the 2014 version of the ICD-9-CM diagnosis code 959.4

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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  • Animal bite of hand
  • Compartment syndrome of upper limb
  • Complete division, extensor digitorum tendon
  • Complete division, extensor pollicis longus tendon
  • Fishing hook in dorsum of hand
  • Foreign body left in hand
  • Foreign body of skin of dorsum of hand
  • Foreign body of skin of hand
  • Foreign body of skin of palm of hand
  • Injury of extensor tendon of hand
  • Injury of flexor tendon of hand
  • Injury of hand
  • Injury of ligament of hand
  • Injury of metacarpal bone
  • Massive multi tissue damage hand
  • Metal foreign body in dorsum of hand
  • Metal foreign body in hand
  • Pellet wound of dorsum of hand
  • Pellet wound of hand
  • Pellet wound of palm of hand
  • Severe multi tissue damage hand
  • Tendon injury - hand

Index of Diseases and Injuries
References found for the code 959.4 in the Index of Diseases and Injuries:

    • Injury 959.9
      • hand(s) (except fingers) 959.4

Information for Patients

Hand Injuries and Disorders

No matter how old you are or what you do for a living, you are always using your hands. When there is something wrong with them, you may not be able to do your regular activities.

Hand problems include

  • Carpal tunnel syndrome - compression of a nerve as it goes through the wrist, often making your fingers feel numb
  • Injuries that result in fractures, ruptured ligaments and dislocations
  • Osteoarthritis - wear-and-tear arthritis, which can also cause deformity
  • Tendinitis - irritation of the tendons
  • Disorders and injuries of your fingers and thumb

  • Brachial plexopathy
  • Claw hand
  • Dupuytrens contracture
  • Extremity x-ray
  • Hand fracture - aftercare
  • Hand or foot spasms
  • Hand x-ray
  • Radial nerve dysfunction
  • Tremor
  • Ulnar nerve dysfunction
  • Volkmann ischemic contracture

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