M06.42: Inflammatory polyarthropathy 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.

Additional indicator

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

Further information

Note

This information is not intended for self-diagnosis and does not replace professional medical advice from a doctor. If you find an ICD code on a personal medical document, please also note the additional indicator used for diagnostic confidence.
Your doctor will assist you with any health-related questions and explain the ICD diagnosis code to you in a direct consultation if necessary.

Source

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