Specific code 2012 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 682.3
Cellulitis and abscess of upper arm and forearm
  • Short description: Cellulitis of arm.
  • ICD-9-CM 682.3 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 682.3 is a billable medical code that can be used to specify a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim.
  • You are viewing the 2012 version of ICD-9-CM 682.3.
  • More recent version(s) of ICD-9-CM 682.3: 2013 2014.
Disease Synonyms
  • Abscess of axilla
  • Abscess of bursa of elbow
  • Abscess of bursa of shoulder
  • Abscess of elbow
  • Abscess of forearm
  • Abscess of shoulder
  • Abscess of upper arm
  • Abscess of upper limb
  • Acute lymphangitis of arm
  • Acute lymphangitis of axilla
  • Acute lymphangitis of forearm
  • Acute lymphangitis of shoulder
  • Acute lymphangitis of upper arm
  • Arm abscess
  • Arm acute lymphangitis
  • Arm cellulitis
  • Axillary abscess
  • Axillary acute lymphangitis
  • Axillary cellulitis
  • Cellulitis and abscess of arm
  • Cellulitis and abscess of axilla
  • Cellulitis and abscess of elbow
  • Cellulitis and abscess of forearm
  • Cellulitis and abscess of shoulder
  • Cellulitis and abscess of upper arm
  • Cellulitis of arm
  • Cellulitis of axilla
  • Cellulitis of elbow
  • Cellulitis of forearm
  • Cellulitis of shoulder
  • Cellulitis of upper arm
  • Cellulitis of upper limb
  • Forearm abscess
  • Forearm acute lymphangitis
  • Forearm cellulitis
  • Left abscess of arm
  • Left abscess of axilla
  • Left abscess of forearm
  • Left arm abscess
  • Left arm acute lymphangitis
  • Left arm cellulitis
  • Left axillary abscess
  • Left axillary acute lymphangitis
  • Left axillary cellulitis
  • Left cellulitis of arm
  • Left cutaneous abscess of shoulder
  • Left forearm abscess
  • Left forearm acute lymphangitis
  • Left forearm cellulitis
  • Left shoulder abscess, cutaneous
  • Left shoulder acute lymphangitis
  • Left shoulder cellulitis
  • Left shoulder cutaneous abscess
  • Lymphangitis forearm, acute
  • Lymphangitis shoulder, acute
  • Right abscess of axilla
  • Right abscess of forearm
  • Right abscess of shoulder
  • Right abscess of upper limb
  • Right acute lymphangitis of arm
  • Right arm abscess
  • Right arm acute lymphangitis
  • Right arm cellulitis
  • Right axillary abscess
  • Right axillary acute lymphangitis
  • Right axillary cellulitis
  • Right cellulitis of arm
  • Right forearm abscess
  • Right forearm acute lymphangitis
  • Right forearm cellulitis
  • Right shoulder abscess, cutaneous
  • Right shoulder acute lymphangitis
  • Right shoulder cellulitis
  • Right shoulder cutaneous abscess
  • Shoulder acute lymphangitis
  • Shoulder cellulitis
  • Shoulder cutaneous abscess
682.3 Excludes
Applies To
  • Arm [any part, except hand]
  • Axilla
  • Shoulder
Convert to ICD-10-CM: 682.3 converts approximately to:
  • 2014 ICD-10-CM L03.119 Cellulitis of unspecified part of limb
    Or:
  • 2014 ICD-10-CM L03.129 Acute lymphangitis of unspecified part of limb
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 682.3:
  • Abscess (acute) (chronic) (infectional) (lymphangitic) (metastatic) (multiple) (pyogenic) (septic) (with lymphangitis) (see also Cellulitis) 682.9
    • antecubital space 682.3
    • arm (any part, above wrist) 682.3
    • axilla, axillary (region) 682.3
      • lymph gland or node 683
    • elbow 682.3
    • forearm 682.3
    • infraclavicular (fossa) 682.3
    • shoulder 682.3
    • supraclavicular (fossa) 682.3
    • upper arm 682.3
  • Cellulitis (diffuse) (with lymphangitis) (see also Abscess) 682.9
    • arm (any part, above wrist) 682.3
    • axilla 682.3
    • forearm 682.3
    • shoulder 682.3
  • Septic - see also condition
    • arm (with lymphangitis) 682.3
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