AHA Coding Clinic® for ICD-9 - 2009 Issue 4; VOLUMES 1 & 2 NEW/REVISED CODES

Nursemaid's Elbow

Effective October 1, 2009, a unique code, 832.2 has been created to identify nursemaid's elbow, the dislocation of the elbow joint which is usually caused by a sudden pull on the hand or arm. Medically, this condition is known as subluxation of the radial head and is commonly seen in children under the age of five. 832 Dislocation of elbow Revise The following fifth-digit subclassification is for use with category 832 subcategories 832.0 and 832.1: New code 832.2 Nursemaid's elbow Subluxation of radial head ...

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