M06.94: Rheumatoid arthritis, unspecified Hand
You have an inflamed joint in your hand.
The hand and fingers consists of a lot of small bones and joints. The wrist is immediately after the forearm, followed by the metacarpus and then the individual phalanges of the hands.
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.
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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