Specific code 2014 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 354.0
Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Billable Code
  • ICD-9-CM 354.0 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 354.0 is a billable medical code that can be used to specify a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim.
Disease Synonyms
  • Entrapment, median nerve
  • L carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Left carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Median nerve entrapment
  • R carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Right carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Unilateral left sided carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Unilateral righ sided carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Unilateral right sided carpal tunnel syndrome (disorder)
Clinical Information
  • Entrapment of the median nerve in the carpal tunnel, which is formed by the flexor retinaculum and the carpal bones; this syndrome may be associated with repetitive occupational trauma, wrist injuries, amyloid neuropathies, rheumatoid arthritis, acromegaly, pregnancy, and other conditions; symptoms include burning pain and paresthesias involving the ventral surface of the hand and fingers which may radiate proximally; impairment of sensation in the distribution of the median nerve and thenar muscle atrophy may occur.
Applies To
  • Median nerve entrapment
  • Partial thenar atrophy
Convert to ICD-10-CM: 354.0 converts approximately to:
  • 2014 ICD-10-CM G56.00 Carpal tunnel syndrome, unspecified upper limb
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 354.0:
  • Atrophy, atrophic
    • thenar, partial 354.0
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome 354.0
  • Compression
  • Neuropathy, neuropathic (see also Disorder, nerve) 355.9
  • Palsy (see also Paralysis) 344.9
    • median nerve (tardy) 354.0
  • Syndrome - see also Disease
    • carpal tunnel 354.0
    • pseudocarpal tunnel (sublimis) 354.0
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