Specific code 2014 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 958.6
Volkmann's ischemic contracture
  • Billable Code
  • Short description: Volkmann's isch contract.
  • ICD-9-CM 958.6 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 958.6 is a billable medical code that can be used to specify a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim.
Clinical Information
  • A type of permanent damage to muscles and nerves that results from prolonged lack blood flow to those tissues. It is characterized by shortening and stiffening of the muscles.
Applies To
  • Posttraumatic muscle contracture
Convert to ICD-10-CM: 958.6 converts approximately to:
  • 2014 ICD-10-CM T79.6XXA Traumatic ischemia of muscle, initial encounter
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 958.6:
  • Contraction, contracture, contracted
    • muscle (postinfectional) (postural) NEC 728.85
      • congenital 756.89
        • sternocleidomastoid 754.1
      • extraocular 378.60
      • eye (extrinsic) (see also Strabismus) 378.9
        • paralytic (see also Strabismus, paralytic) 378.50
      • flaccid 728.85
      • hysterical 300.11
      • ischemic (Volkmann's) 958.6
      • paralytic 728.85
      • posttraumatic 958.6
      • psychogenic 306.0
        • specified as conversion reaction 300.11
    • Volkmann's (ischemic) 958.6
  • Disease, diseased - see also Syndrome
    • Volkmann's
      • acquired 958.6
  • Myositis 729.1
    • fibrosa or fibrous (chronic) 728.2
      • Volkmann's (complicating trauma) 958.6
  • Paralysis, paralytic (complete) (incomplete) 344.9
    • ischemic, Volkmann's (complicating trauma) 958.6
    • muscle (flaccid) 359.9
      • due to nerve lesion NEC 355.9
      • eye (extrinsic) 378.55
      • iris sphincter 364.89
      • ischemic (complicating trauma) (Volkmann's) 958.6
      • pseudohypertrophic 359.1
    • Volkmann's (complicating trauma) 958.6
  • Syndrome - see also Disease
    • Volkmann's 958.6
  • Volkmann's ischemic contracture or paralysis (complicating trauma) 958.6
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