Specific code 2012 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 959.2
Shoulder and upper arm injury
  • Short description: Shldr/upper arm inj NOS.
  • ICD-9-CM 959.2 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 959.2 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 959.2.
  • More recent version(s) of ICD-9-CM 959.2: 2013 2014 2015.
Disease Synonyms
  • Clavicle injury
  • Compartment syndrome of upper arm
  • Compartment syndrome of upper limb
  • Foreign body left in shoulder
  • Injury of axilla
  • Injury of humerus
  • Injury of multiple muscles and tendons at shoulder and upper arm level
  • Injury of scapular region
  • Injury of shoulder region
  • Injury of superior glenoid labrum of shoulder joint
  • Injury of upper arm
  • Injury of upper extremity
  • Injury shoulder or upper arm
  • Injury to shoulder or upper arm
  • Left biceps injury
  • Left long head of biceps injury
  • Left rotator cuff injury
  • Left shoulder injury
  • Left shoulder muscle injury
  • Left triceps injury
  • Left upper arm injury
  • Left upper arm muscle injury
  • Massive multi tissue damage upper arm
  • Metal foreign body in axilla
  • Metal foreign body in shoulder
  • Metal foreign body in upper arm
  • Metal foreign body in upper limb
  • Pellet wound of axilla
  • Pellet wound of shoulder
  • Pellet wound of upper arm
  • Pellet wound of upper limb
  • Right biceps injury
  • Right long head of biceps injury
  • Right rotator cuff injury
  • Right shoulder injury
  • Right shoulder muscle injury
  • Right triceps injury
  • Right upper arm injury
  • Right upper arm muscle injury
  • Severe multi tissue damage upper arm
  • Superficial injury of shoulder and upper arm
  • Traumatic division of tendon of upper limb
Applies To
  • Axilla
  • Scapular region
Convert to ICD-10-CM: 959.2 converts approximately to:
  • 2015 ICD-10-CM S49.80XA Other specified injuries of shoulder and upper arm, unspecified arm, initial encounter
  • 2015 ICD-10-CM S49.90XA Unspecified injury of shoulder and upper arm, unspecified arm, initial encounter
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 959.2:
  • Injury 959.9
    • arm, upper (and shoulder) 959.2
    • axilla 959.2
    • scapular region 959.2
    • shoulder (and upper arm) 959.2
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