Specific code 2015 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 959.5
Finger injury
  • 2015
  • Billable Thru Sept 30/2015
  • Non-Billable On/After Oct 1/2015

  • ICD-9-CM 959.5 is a billable medical code that can be used to indicate a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim, however, 959.5 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: 959.5 converts approximately to:
  • 2015/16 ICD-10-CM S69.80XA Other specified injuries of unspecified wrist, hand and finger(s), initial encounter
  • 2015/16 ICD-10-CM S69.90XA Unspecified injury of unspecified wrist, hand and finger(s), initial encounter
Approximate Synonyms
  • Compartment syndrome of upper limb
  • Complete division, flexor digitorum profundus tendon
  • Complete division, flexor pollicis longus tendon
  • Fingernail injury
  • Foreign body - finger
  • Foreign body in thumb
  • Hyperextension injury of finger
  • Hyperextension injury of thumb
  • Injury of finger
  • Injury of flexor muscle and tendon of thumb at forearm level
  • Injury of nail bed of finger
  • Injury of nail bed of thumb
  • Injury to finger
  • Knuckle injury
  • Left finger injury
  • Left thumb intrinsic muscle injury
  • Mallet thumb with closed tendon injury
  • Metal foreign body in finger
  • Metal foreign body in palm of hand
  • Metal foreign body in thumb
  • Nail damage from external agent
  • Nail dystrophy due to trauma
  • Pellet wound of finger
  • Pellet wound of thumb
  • Right finger injury
  • Right thumb intrinsic muscle injury
  • Thumb injury
  • Thumbnail injury
  • Traumatic division of finger ligament
  • Traumatic division of thumb ligament
  • Volar plate injury of finger joint
  • Volar plate injury of thumb joint
Clinical Information
  • General or unspecified injuries involving the fingers
  • You use your fingers and thumbs to do everything from grasping objects to playing musical instruments to typing on a keyboard. When there is something wrong with them, it can make life difficult. Common problems include
    • injuries that result in fractures, ruptured ligaments and dislocations
    • osteoarthritis - wear-and-tear arthritis, which can also cause deformity
    • tendinitis - irritation of the tendons
    • dupuytren's contracture - a hereditary thickening of the tough tissue that lies just below the skin of your palm, which causes the fingers to stiffen and bend
    • trigger finger - an irritation of the sheath that surrounds the flexor tendons, sometimes causing the tendon to catch and release like a trigger
Applies To
  • Fingernail
  • Thumb (nail)
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 959.5:
  • Injury 959.9
    • fingers(s) (nail) 959.5
    • nail
    • phalanges
    • subungual
    • thumb(s) (nail) 959.5
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