Specific code 2008 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 718.43
Contracture of forearm joint
  • Short description: JT CONTRACTURE-FOREARM.
  • ICD-9-CM 718.43 is a billable medical code that can be used to indicate a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim, however, 718.43 should only be used for claims with a date of service on or before September 30, 2015. For claims with a date of service on or after October 1, 2015, use an equivalent ICD-10-CM code (or codes).
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Convert to ICD-10-CM: 718.43 converts approximately to:
  • 2015/16 ICD-10-CM M24.539 Contracture, unspecified wrist
Approximate Synonyms
  • Contracture of bilat wrist joints
  • Contracture of bilateral wrist joints
  • Contracture of L wrist
  • Contracture of left wrist
  • Contracture of left wrist joint
  • Contracture of R wrist
  • Contracture of right wrist
  • Contracture of right wrist joint
  • Contracture of wrist joint
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 718.43:
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