Specific code 2014 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 682.4
Cellulitis and abscess of hand, except fingers and thumb
  • 2014
  • Billable Thru Sept 30/2015
  • Non-Billable On/After Oct 1/2015

  • Short description: Cellulitis of hand.
  • ICD-9-CM 682.4 is a billable medical code that can be used to indicate a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim, however, 682.4 should only be used for claims with a date of service on or before September 30, 2015. For claims with a date of service on or after October 1, 2015, use an equivalent ICD-10-CM code (or codes).
  • You are viewing the 2014 version of ICD-9-CM 682.4.
  • More recent version(s) of ICD-9-CM 682.4: 2015.
Convert to ICD-10-CM: 682.4 converts approximately to:
  • 2015/16 ICD-10-CM L03.119 Cellulitis of unspecified part of limb
  • 2015/16 ICD-10-CM L03.129 Acute lymphangitis of unspecified part of limb
Approximate Synonyms
  • Abscess hand, except finger or thumb
  • Abscess of hand
  • Abscess of left hand
  • Abscess of right hand
  • Abscess of wrist
  • Acute lymphangitis of hand
  • Acute lymphangitis of left hand
  • Acute lymphangitis of left wrist
  • Acute lymphangitis of right hand
  • Acute lymphangitis of right wrist
  • Acute lymphangitis of wrist
  • Cellulitis hand, except finger or thumb
  • Cellulitis of hand
  • Cellulitis of left hand
  • Cellulitis of left wrist
  • Cellulitis of right hand
  • Cellulitis of right wrist
  • Cellulitis of wrist
  • Cutaneous abscess of left wrist
  • Cutaneous abscess of right wrist
  • Hand abscess
  • Hand acute lymphangitis
  • Hand cellulitis
  • Left abscess of hand
  • Left cutaneous abscess of wrist
  • Left hand abscess
  • Left hand acute lymphangitis
  • Left hand cellulitis
  • Left wrist abscess, cutaneous
  • Left wrist acute lymphangitis
  • Left wrist cellulitis
  • Left wrist cutaneous abscess
  • Right abscess of hand
  • Right cutaneous abscess of wrist
  • Right hand abscess
  • Right hand acute lymphangitis
  • Right hand cellulitis
  • Right wrist abscess, cutaneous
  • Right wrist acute lymphangitis
  • Right wrist cellulitis
  • Right wrist cutaneous abscess
  • Wrist acute lymphangitis
  • Wrist cellulitis
  • Wrist cutaneous abscess
682.4 Excludes
Applies To
  • Wrist
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 682.4:
  • Abscess (acute) (chronic) (infectional) (lymphangitic) (metastatic) (multiple) (pyogenic) (septic) (with lymphangitis) (see also Cellulitis) 682.9
    • hand (except finger or thumb) 682.4
    • palmar (space) 682.4
    • web-space 682.4
    • wrist 682.4
  • Cellulitis (diffuse) (with lymphangitis) (see also Abscess) 682.9
    • hand (except finger or thumb) 682.4
    • wrist 682.4
  • Septic - see also condition
    • hand (with lymphangitis) 682.4
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