S63.01: Dislocation of wrist: Radioulnar (joint), distal

You have dislocated 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 wrist joint itself, there is also a joint between the ends of the ulna and the radius. The hand and the fingers consist 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. The bones in joints are also connected by tendons made from connective tissue. When bones in a joint are no longer properly aligned, we say it is dislocated. Tendons may then get pushed out of their natural position.

In your case, the ulna and the radius are not properly aligned.

When someone has a dislocated joint, they may be in pain or unable to move their hand properly.

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


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.


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