Specific code 2014 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 955.5
Injury to cutaneous sensory nerve, upper limb
  • Billable Code
  • Short description: Inj cutan senso nerv/arm.
  • ICD-9-CM 955.5 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 955.5 is a billable medical code that can be used to specify a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim.
Disease Synonyms
  • Cutaneous sensory nerve injury of left shoulder level
  • Cutaneous sensory nerve injury of left upper arm level
  • Cutaneous sensory nerve injury of right shoulder level
  • Cutaneous sensory nerve injury of right upper arm level
  • Cutaneous sensory nerve injury of shoulder level
  • Cutaneous sensory nerve injury of upper arm level
  • Cutaneous sensory nerve injury, forearm level
  • Cutaneous sensory nerve injury, left forearm level
  • Cutaneous sensory nerve injury, left shoulder level
  • Cutaneous sensory nerve injury, left upper arm level
  • Cutaneous sensory nerve injury, right forearm level
  • Cutaneous sensory nerve injury, right shoulder level
  • Cutaneous sensory nerve injury, right upper arm level
  • Cutaneous sensory nerve injury, shoulder level
  • Cutaneous sensory nerve injury, upper arm level
  • Injury of cutaneous sensory nerve at forearm level
  • Injury of cutaneous sensory nerve at left forearm level
  • Injury of cutaneous sensory nerve at right forearm level
Convert to ICD-10-CM: 955.5 converts approximately to:
  • 2014 ICD-10-CM S44.50XA Injury of cutaneous sensory nerve at shoulder and upper arm level, unspecified arm, initial encounter
    Or:
  • 2014 ICD-10-CM S54.30XA Injury of cutaneous sensory nerve at forearm level, unspecified arm, initial encounter
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 955.5:
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