Specific code 2015 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 841.9
Sprains and strains of unspecified site of elbow and forearm
  • 2015
  • Billable Thru Sept 30/2015
  • Non-Billable On/After Oct 1/2015

  • ICD-9-CM 841.9 is a billable medical code that can be used to indicate a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim, however, 841.9 should only be used for claims with a date of service on or before September 30, 2015. For claims with a date of service on or after October 1, 2015, use an equivalent ICD-10-CM code (or codes).
Convert to ICD-10-CM: 841.9 converts approximately to:
  • 2015/16 ICD-10-CM S53.409A Unspecified sprain of unspecified elbow, initial encounter
  • 2015/16 ICD-10-CM S56.919A Strain of unspecified muscles, fascia and tendons at forearm level, unspecified arm, initial encounter
Approximate Synonyms
  • Complete tear, elbow joint
  • Forearm sprain
  • Left elbow sprain
  • Left forearm muscle strain
  • Left forearm tendon tear
  • Open division elbow ligament
  • Repetitive strain injury of arm or forearm
  • Right elbow sprain
  • Right forearm muscle strain
  • Right forearm tendon tear
  • Sprain elbow and forearm
  • Sprain of elbow
  • Sprain of elbow and forearm
  • Sprain of ligament of elbow
  • Strain arm or forearm, repetitive use
  • Strain of arm or forearm, repetitive use
  • Strain of muscle and/or tendon of elbow region
  • Strain of muscle and/or tendon of forearm
  • Strain of tendon of forearm, wrist, hand
  • Tendon rupture - elbow
  • Traumatic hemarthrosis of the elbow joint
Applies To
  • Elbow NOS
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 841.9:
  • Sprain, strain (joint) (ligament) (muscle) (tendon) 848.9
    • elbow 841.9
      • and forearm 841.9
      • specified site NEC 841.8
    • forearm 841.9
      • and elbow 841.9
      • specified site NEC 841.8
    • humerus (proximal end) 840.9
      • distal end 841.9
    • radius, radial (proximal end) 841.9
    • ulna, ulnar (proximal end) 841.9
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