M06.12: Adult-onset Still disease Upper arm
You have an inflamed joint in your elbow.
Three bones meet at the elbow. They are the upper arm bone and the two bones in the forearm. These are called the ulna and the radius. There are several joints between these three bones at the elbow. This is how we are not only able to bend and stretch the arm, but also able to twist the forearm, for example when driving in a screw.
An inflammation in the joints can cause various symptoms. Typical is a swollen, painful joint. The skin above the joint may also be red. It may also no longer be possible to move the joint as usual.
The joint inflammation has been caused by a rheumatic disease. A rheumatic disease can affect the entire body. There may be inflammation in the bones, the connective tissue, and the joints. The symptoms can be more and less severe. It is thought that rheumatic diseases are caused by a person’s immune system producing antibodies against their own body. These antibodies attack the body’s own tissue. The tissue can get inflamed and damaged as a result.
You also often have a high temperature as a result of the rheumatism. This condition can also cause redness on the skin or disorders in other organs.
On medical documents, the ICD code is often appended by letters that indicate the diagnostic certainty or the affected side of the body.
- G: Confirmed diagnosis
- V: Tentative diagnosis
- Z: Condition after
- A: Excluded diagnosis
- L: Left
- R: Right
- B: Both sides
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