Specific code 2012 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 718.42
Contracture of joint, upper arm
  • Short description: Jt contracture-up/arm.
  • ICD-9-CM 718.42 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 718.42 is a billable medical code that can be used to specify a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim.
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Disease Synonyms
  • Contracture of bilat elbow joints
  • Contracture of bilateral elbow joints
  • Contracture of elbow joint
  • Contracture of L elbow
  • Contracture of left elbow
  • Contracture of left elbow joint
  • Contracture of R elbow
  • Contracture of right elbow
  • Contracture of right elbow joint
  • Extension contracture - elbow
  • Flexion contracture - elbow
Convert to ICD-10-CM: 718.42 converts approximately to:
  • 2015 ICD-10-CM M24.529 Contracture, unspecified elbow
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 718.42:
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