Specific code 2014 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 953.4
Injury to brachial plexus
  • Billable Code
  • Short description: Brachial plexus injury.
  • ICD-9-CM 953.4 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 953.4 is a billable medical code that can be used to specify a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim.
Disease Synonyms
  • Brachial plexus injury
  • Injury of brachial plexus
Clinical Information
  • The brachial plexus is a network of nerves that conducts signals from the spine to the shoulder, arm, and hand. Brachial plexus injuries are caused by damage to those nerves.symptoms may include
    • a limp or paralyzed arm
    • lack of muscle control in the arm, hand, or wrist
    • lack of feeling or sensation in the arm or hand
    brachial plexus injuries can occur as a result of shoulder trauma, tumors, or inflammation. Sometimes they happen during childbirth when a baby's shoulders become stuck during delivery and the nerves stretch or tear.some brachial plexus injuries may heal without treatment. Many children who are injured during birth improve or recover by 3 to 4 months of age. Treatment includes physical therapy and, in some cases, surgery.
Convert to ICD-10-CM: 953.4 converts approximately to:
  • 2014 ICD-10-CM S14.3XXA Injury of brachial plexus, initial encounter
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 953.4:
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