M19.93: Arthrosis, unspecified Forearm
You have arthrosis in your wrist.
The wrist joins the hand to the forearm. There are 2 bones in the forearm. These bones are called the ulna and the radius. As well as the actual wrist there is also a joint between the ends of the ulna and the radius.
With arthrosis, the cartilage in the joint wears away. Cartilage covers the end of the bones that are connected to one another in the joint. Its smooth surface prevents the bones from rubbing against one another. With advancing age, the cartilage can wear away. This can happen more quickly if a joint is subjected to greater loads than usual.
Arthrosis can be accompanied by typical symptoms, such as pain in the joint. 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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