Specific code 2012 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 840.9
Sprains and strains of unspecified site of shoulder and upper arm
  • Short description: Sprain shoulder/arm NOS.
  • ICD-9-CM 840.9 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 840.9 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 840.9.
  • More recent version(s) of ICD-9-CM 840.9: 2013 2014.
Disease Synonyms
  • glenoid labrum tear
  • Labral tear of shoulder
  • Labral tear of the shoulder
  • Left shoulder muscle strain
  • Left shoulder sprain
  • Right shoulder muscle strain
  • Right shoulder sprain
  • Shoulder strain
  • Sprain of shoulder
  • Sprain of shoulder and upper arm
  • Sprain shoulder and upper arm
  • Strain of shoulder
Applies To
  • Arm NOS
  • Shoulder NOS
Convert to ICD-10-CM: 840.9 converts approximately to:
  • 2014 ICD-10-CM S43.409A Unspecified sprain of unspecified shoulder joint, initial encounter
    Or:
  • 2014 ICD-10-CM S46.919A Strain of unspecified muscle, fascia and tendon at shoulder and upper arm level, unspecified arm, initial encounter
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 840.9:
  • Laceration - see also Wound, open, by site
    • tendon 848.9
      • with open wound - see Wound, open, by site
      • Achilles 845.09
      • lower limb NEC 844.9
        • with open wound NEC 894.2
      • upper limb NEC 840.9
        • with open wound NEC 884.2
  • Sprain, strain (joint) (ligament) (muscle) (tendon) 848.9
    • arm 840.9
      • upper 840.9
        • and shoulder 840.9
    • clavicle 840.9
    • collar bone 840.9
    • coracoid (process) 840.9
    • humerus (proximal end) 840.9
    • scapula(r) 840.9
    • shoulder 840.9
      • and arm, upper 840.9
      • blade 840.9
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