Specific code 2011 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 840.4
Rotator cuff (capsule) sprain
  • Short description: Sprain rotator cuff.
  • ICD-9-CM 840.4 is a billable medical code that can be used to indicate a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim, however, 840.4 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).
  • You are viewing the 2011 version of ICD-9-CM 840.4.
  • More recent version(s) of ICD-9-CM 840.4: 2012 2013 2014 2015.
Convert to ICD-10-CM: 840.4 converts approximately to:
  • 2015/16 ICD-10-CM S43.429A Sprain of unspecified rotator cuff capsule, initial encounter
Approximate Synonyms
  • Left rotator cuff capsule sprain
  • Left rotator cuff strain
  • Left rotator cuff tear
  • Right rotator cuff capsule sprain
  • Right rotator cuff strain
  • Right rotator cuff tear
  • Sprain of shoulder rotator cuff
  • Sprain of shoulder, rotator cuff
  • Sprain shoulder, rotator cuff
  • Traumatic complete rupture of rotator cuff
  • Traumatic left rotator cuff tear
  • Traumatic partial rupture of rotator cuff
  • Traumatic right rotator cuff tear
840.4 Excludes
  • complete rupture of rotator cuff, nontraumatic (727.61)
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 840.4:
  • Derangement
    • rotator cuff (recurrent) (tear) 726.10
      • current 840.4
  • Rupture, ruptured 553.9
    • musculotendinous cuff (nontraumatic) (shoulder) 840.4
    • rotator cuff (capsule) (traumatic) 840.4
  • Sprain, strain (joint) (ligament) (muscle) (tendon) 848.9
    • rotator cuff (capsule) 840.4
  • Tear, torn (traumatic) - see also Wound, open, by site
    • rotator cuff (traumatic) 840.4
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