Specific code 2007 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 959.3
Other and unspecified injury to elbow forearm and wrist
  • Short description: ELB/FOREARM/WRST INJ NOS.
  • ICD-9-CM 959.3 will be replaced by an equivalent ICD-10-CM code (or codes) when the United States transitions from ICD-9-CM to ICD-10-CM on October 1, 2015.
  • ICD-9-CM 959.3 is a billable medical code that can be used to specify a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim.
  • You are viewing the 2007 version of ICD-9-CM 959.3.
  • More recent version(s) of ICD-9-CM 959.3: 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015.
Disease Synonyms
  • Bowstringing of tendon, wrist or hand
  • Compartment syndrome of upper limb
  • Complete division, both flexor tendons
  • Complete division, flexor digitorum superficialis tendon
  • Foreign body left in elbow
  • Foreign body left in wrist
  • Injury of elbow
  • Injury of extensor or abductor muscles and tendons of thumb at forearm level
  • Injury of forearm
  • Injury of multiple muscles and tendons at forearm level
  • Injury of muscle and tendon at forearm level
  • Injury of wrist
  • Left elbow injury
  • Left finger extensor injury
  • Left finger extensor injury, forearm level
  • Left finger flexor injury
  • Left finger flexor injury, forearm level
  • Left forearm injury
  • Left index finger extensor injury
  • Left index finger extensor injury, forearm level
  • Left index finger flexor injury
  • Left index finger flexor injury, forearm level
  • Left little finger extensor injury
  • Left little finger extensor injury, forearm level
  • Left little finger flexor injury
  • Left little finger flexor injury, forearm level
  • Left middle finger extensor injury
  • Left middle finger extensor injury, forearm level
  • Left middle finger flexor injury
  • Left middle finger flexor injury, forearm level
  • Left ring finger extensor injury
  • Left ring finger extensor injury, forearm level
  • Left ring finger flexor injury
  • Left ring finger flexor injury, forearm level
  • Left thumb extensor injury
  • Left thumb extensor injury, forearm level
  • Left thumb flexor injury
  • Left thumb flexor injury, forearm level
  • Left wrist extensor injury
  • Left wrist extensor injury, forearm level
  • Left wrist extensor tendon injury
  • Left wrist extensor tendon injury, wrist level
  • Left wrist flexor injury
  • Left wrist flexor injury, forearm level
  • Left wrist flexor tendon injury
  • Left wrist flexor tendon injury, wrist level
  • Left wrist injury
  • Massive multi tissue damage lower arm
  • Metal foreign body in elbow
  • Metal foreign body in forearm
  • Metal foreign body in wrist
  • Pellet wound of elbow
  • Pellet wound of forearm
  • Pellet wound of wrist
  • Right elbow injury
  • Right finger extensor injury
  • Right finger extensor injury, forearm level
  • Right finger flexor injury
  • Right finger flexor injury, forearm level
  • Right forearm injury
  • Right index finger extensor injury
  • Right index finger extensor injury, forearm level
  • Right index finger flexor injury
  • Right index finger flexor injury, forearm level
  • Right little finger extensor injury
  • Right little finger extensor injury, forearm level
  • Right little finger flexor injury
  • Right little finger flexor injury, forearm level
  • Right middle finger extensor injury
  • Right middle finger extensor injury, forearm level
  • Right middle finger flexor injury
  • Right middle finger flexor injury, forearm level
  • Right ring finger extensor injury
  • Right ring finger extensor injury, forearm level
  • Right ring finger flexor injury
  • Right ring finger flexor injury, forearm level
  • Right thumb extensor injury
  • Right thumb extensor injury, forearm level
  • Right thumb flexor injury
  • Right thumb flexor injury, forearm level
  • Right wrist extensor injury
  • Right wrist extensor injury, forearm level
  • Right wrist extensor tendon injury
  • Right wrist extensor tendon injury, wrist level
  • Right wrist flexor injury
  • Right wrist flexor injury, forearm level
  • Right wrist flexor tendon injury
  • Right wrist flexor tendon injury, wrist level
  • Right wrist injury
  • Severe multi tissue damage lower arm
  • Traumatic division of wrist ligament
  • Triangular fibrocartilage tear
Convert to ICD-10-CM: 959.3 converts approximately to:
  • 2015 ICD-10-CM S59.809A Other specified injuries of unspecified elbow, initial encounter
    Or:
  • 2015 ICD-10-CM S59.819A Other specified injuries unspecified forearm, initial encounter
    Or:
  • 2015 ICD-10-CM S59.909A Unspecified injury of unspecified elbow, initial encounter
    Or:
  • 2015 ICD-10-CM S59.919A Unspecified injury of unspecified forearm, initial encounter
    Or:
  • 2015 ICD-10-CM S69.80XA Other specified injuries of unspecified wrist, hand and finger(s), initial encounter
    Or:
  • 2015 ICD-10-CM S69.90XA Unspecified injury of unspecified wrist, hand and finger(s), initial encounter
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 959.3:
  • Injury 959.9
    • elbow (and forearm) (and wrist) 959.3
    • forearm (and elbow) (and wrist) 959.3
    • wrist (and elbow) (and forearm) 959.3
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