Specific code 2014 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 727.03
Trigger finger (acquired)
  • Billable Code
  • Short description: Trigger finger.
  • ICD-9-CM 727.03 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 727.03 is a billable medical code that can be used to specify a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim.
Disease Synonyms
  • Acquired trigger finger
  • Left trigger finger
  • Right trigger finger
  • Snapping thumb syndrome
  • Trigger finger
  • Trigger finger of index finger
  • Trigger finger of L index finger
  • Trigger finger of L little finger
  • Trigger finger of L middle finger
  • Trigger finger of L ring finger
  • Trigger finger of L thumb
  • Trigger finger of left index finger
  • Trigger finger of left little finger
  • Trigger finger of left middle finger
  • Trigger finger of left ring finger
  • Trigger finger of left thumb
  • Trigger finger of little finger
  • Trigger finger of middle finger
  • Trigger finger of R index finger
  • Trigger finger of R little finger
  • Trigger finger of R middle finger
  • Trigger finger of R ring finger
  • Trigger finger of R thumb
  • Trigger finger of right index finger
  • Trigger finger of right little finger
  • Trigger finger of right middle finger
  • Trigger finger of right ring finger
  • Trigger finger of right thumb
  • Trigger finger of ring finger
  • Trigger finger of thumb
  • Trigger finger, acquired
  • Trigger thumb
  • Trigger thumb of left thumb
  • Trigger thumb of right thumb
Clinical Information
  • A painful disability in the hand affecting the finger or thumb. It is caused by mechanical impingement of the digital flexor tendons as they pass through a narrowed retinacular pulley at the level of the metacarpal head. Thickening of the sheath and fibrocartilaginous metaplasia can occur, and nodules can form. (from green's operative hand surgery, 5th ed, p2137-58).
  • A painful hand deformity affecting the fingers. It is due to damage of the finger flexor tendons, causing the finger to remain in a locked position.
Convert to ICD-10-CM: 727.03 converts approximately to:
  • 2014 ICD-10-CM M65.30 Trigger finger, unspecified finger
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 727.03:
  • Trigger finger (acquired) 727.03
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