ICD-9 Diagnosis Code V53.8

Adjustment of wheelchair

Diagnosis Code V53.8

ICD-9: V53.8
Short Description: Adjustment of wheelchair
Long Description: Fitting and adjustment of wheelchair
This is the 2014 version of the ICD-9-CM diagnosis code V53.8

Code Classification
  • Supplementary classification of factors influencing health status and contact with health services (E)
    • Persons encountering health services for specific procedures and aftercare (V50-V59)
      • V53 Fitting and adjustment of other device

Information for Medical Professionals

Information for Patients

Mobility Aids

Also called: Ambulation devices

Mobility aids help you walk or move from place to place if you are disabled or have an injury. They include

  • Crutches
  • Canes
  • Walkers
  • Wheelchairs
  • Motorized scooters

You may need a walker or cane if you are at risk of falling. If you need to keep your body weight off your foot, ankle or knee, you may need crutches. You may need a wheelchair or a scooter if an injury or disease has left you unable to walk.

Choosing these devices takes time and research. You should be fitted for crutches, canes and walkers. If they fit, these devices give you support, but if they don't fit, they can be uncomfortable and unsafe.

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