Billable Medical Code for Lateral Epicondylitis
Diagnosis Code for Reimbursement Claim: ICD-9-CM 726.32
Code will be replaced by October 2015 and relabeled as ICD-10-CM 726.32.
Lateral epicondylitis is also known as l lateral epicondylitis, lateral epicondylitis, left lateral epicondylitis, r lateral epicondylitis, and right lateral epicondylitis. This applies to epicondylitis NOS, golfers’ elbow, and tennis elbow.
Lateral Epicondylitis Definition and Symptoms
Lateral epicondylitis is a tension stress injury to the elbow that is caused by forceful or repeated contraction of the wrist. This is most commonly a sports injury. Symptoms include radiating pain from the elbow, a weak grasp, pain in the back of the hand, and limited mobility of the elbow.