Code Information

Diagnosis Code: 840.8

Short Description: Sprain shoulder/arm NEC

Long Description: Sprains and strains of other specified sites of shoulder and upper arm

Code Classification:

  • Injury and poisoning (800–999)
    • Sprains and strains of joints and adjacent muscles (840-848)
      • 840 Sprains and strains of shoulder and upper arm
        • 840.8 Sprain shoulder/arm NEC

Code Version: 2015 ICD-9-CM


  • Detachment of the glenoid labrum and/or capsule of the shoulder joint
  • Glenoid labrum detachment
  • Glenoid labrum tear
  • Injury of glenoid labrum of shoulder joint
  • Partial division of short head of biceps brachii tendon
  • Reverse Bankart lesion
  • Sprain, biceps tendon
  • Sprain, shoulder joint, anterior
  • Sprain, shoulder joint, posterior
  • Sprain, triceps tendon
  • Strain of long head of biceps
  • Strain of triceps brachii muscle
  • Traumatic rupture of biceps tendon

References to Index of Diseases and Injuries

The code 840.8 has the following ICD-9-CM references to the Index of Diseases and Injuries
  • Degeneration, degenerative
    • anterior labral 840.8
  • Rupture, ruptured 553.9
    • tendon (traumatic) - see also Sprain, by site
      • biceps (long bead) 840.8
        • nontraumatic 727.62
  • Sprain, strain (joint) (ligament) (muscle) (tendon) 848.9
    • coracoacromial 840.8
    • deltoid
      • shoulder 840.8
    • glenoid (shoulder) - (see also SLAP lesion) 840.8
    • subglenoid - (see also SLAP lesion) 840.8
    • teres
      • major or minor 840.8
    • trapezoid 840.8

Crosswalk Information

The code 840.8 converts into the following ICD-10 code(s):
ICD-9 Code ICD-10 Code ICD-10 Description
840.8 Right Arrow S43.499A Other sprain of unspecified shoulder joint, init encntr
S46.019A Strain of musc/tend the rotator cuff of unsp shoulder, init
S46.119A Strain of musc/fasc/tend long head of biceps, unsp arm, init
S46.819A Strain of musc/fasc/tend at shldr/up arm, unsp arm, init
This ICD-9 to ICD-10 data is based on the 2018 General Equivalency Mapping (GEM) files published by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) for informational purposes only. The data is not an ICD-10 conversion tool and doesn’t guarantee clinical accuracy.

Similar Codes

ICD-9 Code ICD-9 Description
840.0 Acromioclavicular (joint) (ligament) sprain
840.1 Coracoclavicular (ligament) sprain
840.2 Coracohumeral (ligament) sprain
840.3 Infraspinatus (muscle) (tendon) sprain
840.4 Rotator cuff (capsule) sprain
840.5 Subscapularis (muscle) sprain
840.6 Supraspinatus (muscle) (tendon) sprain
840.7 Superior glenoid labrum lesion
840.9 Sprains and strains of unspecified site of shoulder and upper arm

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