Billable Medical Code for Shoulder And Upper Arm Injury
Diagnosis Code for Reimbursement Claim: ICD-9-CM 959.2
Code will be replaced by October 2015 and relabeled as ICD-10-CM 959.2.
The Short Description Is: Shldr/upper arm inj NOS.
Shoulder pain is also known as clavicle injury, compartment syndrome of upper arm, compartment syndrome of upper limb, foreign body left in shoulder, injury of axilla, injury of humerus,
injury of multiple muscles and tendons at shoulder and upper arm level, injury of scapular region, injury of shoulder region, injury of superior glenoid labrum of shoulder joint, injury of upper arm, injury of upper extremity, injury shoulder or upper arm, injury to shoulder or upper arm, massive multi tissue damage upper arm, metal foreign body in axilla, metal foreign body in shoulder, metal foreign body in upper arm, metal foreign body in upper limb, pellet wound of axilla, pellet wound of shoulder, pellet wound of upper arm, and pellet wound of upper limb. This applies to axilla and scapular region.
Shoulder Pain Definition and Symptoms
Shoulder pain is any form of pain that originates or arises from the shoulders. Common causes of shoulder pain are overexertion, overuse, bone fractures, frozen shoulder, dislocation, and joint instability.