Specific code 2012 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 841.9
Sprains and strains of unspecified site of elbow and forearm
  • Short description: Sprain elbow/forearm NOS.
  • ICD-9-CM 841.9 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 841.9 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 841.9.
  • More recent version(s) of ICD-9-CM 841.9: 2013 2014.
Disease Synonyms
  • Complete tear, elbow joint
  • Forearm sprain
  • Left elbow sprain
  • Open division elbow ligament
  • Repetitive strain injury of arm or forearm
  • Right elbow sprain
  • Sprain elbow and forearm
  • Sprain of elbow
  • Sprain of elbow and forearm
  • Sprain of ligament of elbow
  • Strain arm or forearm, repetitive use
  • Strain of arm or forearm, repetitive use
  • Strain of muscle and/or tendon of elbow region
  • Strain of muscle and/or tendon of forearm
  • Strain of tendon of forearm, wrist, hand
  • Tendon rupture - elbow
  • Traumatic hemarthrosis of the elbow joint
Applies To
  • Elbow NOS
Convert to ICD-10-CM: 841.9 converts approximately to:
  • 2014 ICD-10-CM S53.409A Unspecified sprain of unspecified elbow, initial encounter
    Or:
  • 2014 ICD-10-CM S56.919A Strain of unspecified muscles, fascia and tendons at forearm level, unspecified arm, initial encounter
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 841.9:
  • Sprain, strain (joint) (ligament) (muscle) (tendon) 848.9
    • elbow 841.9
      • and forearm 841.9
      • specified site NEC 841.8
    • forearm 841.9
      • and elbow 841.9
      • specified site NEC 841.8
    • humerus (proximal end) 840.9
      • distal end 841.9
    • radius, radial (proximal end) 841.9
    • ulna, ulnar (proximal end) 841.9
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