Specific code 2014 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 955.9
Injury to unspecified nerve of shoulder girdle and upper limb
  • Billable Code
  • Short description: Inj nerve shldr/arm NOS.
  • ICD-9-CM 955.9 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 955.9 is a billable medical code that can be used to specify a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim.
Disease Synonyms
  • Injury of nerve at forearm level
  • Injury of nerve at hand level
  • Injury of nerve at left forearm level
  • Injury of nerve at left hand level
  • Injury of nerve at left wrist level
  • Injury of nerve at right forearm level
  • Injury of nerve at right hand level
  • Injury of nerve at right wrist level
  • Injury of nerve at wrist level
  • Injury of nerve of shoulder region
  • Injury of nerves at left upper arm level
  • Injury of nerves at right upper arm level
  • Injury of nerves at upper arm level
  • Injury of nerves left shoulder level
  • Injury of nerves right shoulder level
  • Injury to shoulder, peripheral nerve
  • Nerve injury, forearm level
  • Nerve injury, hand level
  • Nerve injury, left forearm level
  • Nerve injury, left hand level
  • Nerve injury, left shoulder level
  • Nerve injury, left upper arm level
  • Nerve injury, left wrist level
  • Nerve injury, right forearm level
  • Nerve injury, right hand level
  • Nerve injury, right shoulder level
  • Nerve injury, right upper arm level
  • Nerve injury, right wrist level
  • Nerve injury, shoulder level
  • Nerve injury, upper arm level
  • Nerve injury, wrist level
  • Traumatic neuroma in nerve of upper limb
  • Traumatic neuroma of upper limb
  • Upper limb traumatic neuroma
Convert to ICD-10-CM: 955.9 converts approximately to:
  • 2014 ICD-10-CM S44.90XA Injury of unspecified nerve at shoulder and upper arm level, unspecified arm, initial encounter
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 955.9:
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