Specific code 2014 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 755.59
Other anomalies of upper limb, including shoulder girdle
  • Billable Code
  • Short description: Upper limb anomaly NEC.
  • ICD-9-CM 755.59 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 755.59 is a billable medical code that can be used to specify a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim.
Disease Synonyms
  • Absence of scapula
  • Absent finger
  • Brachydactyly of hand
  • Brachydactyly-all 3 phalanges
  • Brachydactyly-missing phalanx
  • Brachymesophalangia
  • Brachymetacarpia
  • Camptodactyly
  • Camptodactyly-little finger
  • Carpal synostosis
  • Cleidocranial dysostosis
  • Clinodactyly
  • Clinodactyly with delta phalanx
  • Clinodactyly, with no delta phalanx
  • Congenital abnormal fusion of carpal bone
  • Congenital abnormal fusion of humerus
  • Congenital abnormal fusion of metacarpal bone
  • Congenital abnormal fusion of radius
  • Congenital abnormal shape of carpal bone
  • Congenital abnormal shape of humerus
  • Congenital abnormal shape of radius
  • Congenital absence of carpal bone
  • Congenital absence of metacarpal bone
  • Congenital absence of scapula
  • Congenital absence of soft tissue of fingertip
  • Congenital ankylosis of elbow
  • Congenital anomaly of metacarpal bone
  • Congenital anomaly of ulna
  • Congenital bent humerus
  • Congenital carpal coalition
  • Congenital clinodactyly
  • Congenital crooked finger
  • Congenital crooked fingers
  • Congenital cubitus valgus
  • Congenital cubitus varus
  • Congenital dislocation of radial head
  • Congenital dislocation of shoulder
  • Congenital finger tip soft tissue loss
  • Congenital glenoid dysplasia
  • Congenital hypoplasia of carpal bone
  • Congenital hypoplasia of ulna
  • Congenital malposition of carpal bone
  • Congenital malposition of humerus
  • Congenital malposition of metacarpal bone
  • Congenital subluxation of carpus
  • Congenital subluxation of radial head
  • Congenital thickening of scapula
  • Congenital thickening of ulna
  • Congenital ulnar negative variant of wrist
  • Congenital ulnar negative variant wrist
  • Congenital ulnar positive variant of wrist
  • Congenital ulnar positive variant wrist
  • Constriction ring of upper limb
  • Constriction ring of upper limb with acrosyndactyly and amputation
  • Constriction ring of upper limb with lymphedema
  • Constriction ring syndrome of upper limb
  • Crooked fingers, congenital
  • Delta phalanx of finger
  • Duplication of humerus
  • Duplication of radius
  • Duplication of upper limb
  • Duplication of whole hand
  • Hereditary camptodactyly
  • Hitch-hiker thumb
  • Humeroradial synostosis
  • Humeroulnar synostosis
  • Incomplete ossification of humerus
  • Incomplete ossification of metacarpal bone
  • Incomplete ossification of ulna
  • Lack of ossification of humerus
  • Lack of ossification of radius
  • Lack of ossification of ulna
  • Lunate-triquetrum synostosis
  • Manus plana
  • Manus valga
  • Manus vara
  • Overgrowth of partial upper limb
  • Overgrowth of upper limb
  • Overgrowth of whole upper limb
  • Radioulnar dysostosis
  • Scaphoid-lunate synostosis
  • Symbrachydactyly
  • Synbrachydactyly of hand
  • Transverse arrest carpal level
  • Transverse arrest metacarpal first ray
  • Transverse arrest phalangeal level fifth ray
  • Transverse arrest phalangeal level first ray
  • Transverse arrest phalangeal level fourth ray
  • Transverse arrest phalangeal level second ray
  • Ulnar dimelia
  • Undergrowth of whole upper limb
Clinical Information
  • A congenital disorder of bone formation with clavicular hypoplasia or agenesis with a narrow thorax, allowing approximation the shoulders in front of the chest occurring with delayed ossification of the skull, excessively large fontanelles, and delayed closing of the sutures. The fontanelles may remain open until adulthood, but the sutures often close with interposition of wormian bones. Bosses of the frontal, parietal, and occipital regions give the skull a large globular shape with small face. The characteristic skull abnormalities are sometimes referred to as the "arnold head" named after the descendants of a chinese who settled in south africa and changed his name to arnold. More than 100 additional anomalies may be associated, including wide pubic symphysis, dental abnormalities, short middle phalanges of the fifth fingers, delayed skeletal maturation, hearing deficiency, and mild mental retardation in some cases.
755.59 Excludes
  • club hand (congenital) (754.89)
  • congenital dislocation of elbow (754.89)
Applies To
  • Cleidocranial dysostosis
  • Cubitus:
    • valgus, congenital
    • varus, congenital
Convert to ICD-10-CM: 755.59 converts approximately to:
  • 2014 ICD-10-CM Q74.0 Other congenital malformations of upper limb(s), including shoulder girdle
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 755.59:
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