S63.3: Traumatic rupture of ligament of wrist and carpus
You have injured your hand. As a result, you have strained joints and ligaments.
The forearm and the hand are joined by the wrist. At the wrist there are many small bones as well as the ulna and radius. Most fingers consist of 3 bones. These bones are joined to each another. The fingers are also joined to the metacarpal bones. Various ligaments attach the joints to the hand.
You have torn ligaments in your wrist and in the small bones in your hand.
This happens, for example, with sudden violent movements, as in an accident. The injury can cause pain in the hand, for example. It may also be that you are unable to move your hand properly.
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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