THE ELBOW AND FOREARM

THE ELBOW AND FOREARM

Elbow, ankylosis of

Elbow, ankylosis of Unfavorable, at an angle of less than 50° or with complete loss of supination or pronatio

Elbow, ankylosis of Intermediate, at an angle of more than 90°, or between 70° and 50°

Elbow, ankylosis of Favorable, at an angle between 90° and 70°

Description Percentage
(Major - Minor)

Elbow, ankylosis of Unfavorable, at an angle of less than 50° or with complete loss of supination or pronatio

60 - 50
Description Percentage
(Major - Minor)

Elbow, ankylosis of Intermediate, at an angle of more than 90°, or between 70° and 50°

50 - 40
Description Percentage
(Major - Minor)

Elbow, ankylosis of Favorable, at an angle between 90° and 70°

40 - 30

Forearm, limitation of flexion limited to 45°

Forearm, limitation of flexion limited to 55°

Forearm, limitation of flexion limited to 70°

Forearm, limitation of flexion limited to 90°

Forearm, limitation of flexion limited to 100°

Forearm, limitation of flexion limited to 110°

Description Percentage
(Major - Minor)

Forearm, limitation of flexion limited to 45°

50 - 40
Description Percentage
(Major - Minor)

Forearm, limitation of flexion limited to 55°

40 - 30
Description Percentage
(Major - Minor)

Forearm, limitation of flexion limited to 70°

30 - 20
Description Percentage
(Major - Minor)

Forearm, limitation of flexion limited to 90°

20 - 20
Description Percentage
(Major - Minor)

Forearm, limitation of flexion limited to 100°

10 - 10
Description Percentage
(Major - Minor)

Forearm, limitation of flexion limited to 110°

0 - 0

Forearm, limitation of extension limited to 110°

Forearm, limitation of extension limited to 100°

Forearm, limitation of extension limited to 90°

Forearm, limitation of extension limited to 75°

Forearm, limitation of extension limited to 60°

Forearm, limitation of extension limited to 45°

Description Percentage
(Major - Minor)

Forearm, limitation of extension limited to 110°

50 - 40
Description Percentage
(Major - Minor)

Forearm, limitation of extension limited to 100°

40 - 30
Description Percentage
(Major - Minor)

Forearm, limitation of extension limited to 90°

30 - 20
Description Percentage
(Major - Minor)

Forearm, limitation of extension limited to 75°

20 - 20
Description Percentage
(Major - Minor)

Forearm, limitation of extension limited to 60°

10 - 10
Description Percentage
(Major - Minor)

Forearm, limitation of extension limited to 45°

10 - 10

Forearm, flexion limited to 100° and extension to 45°

Elbow, other impairment of Flail joint

Joint fracture, with marked cubitus varus or cubitus valgus deformity or with ununited fracture of head of radius

Description Percentage
(Major - Minor)

Elbow, other impairment of Flail joint

60 - 50
Description Percentage
(Major - Minor)

Joint fracture, with marked cubitus varus or cubitus valgus deformity or with ununited fracture of head of radius

20 - 20

Radius and ulna, nonunion of, with flail false joint

Nonunion in upper half, with false movement:

With loss of bone substance (1 inch (2 5 cms.) or more)

and marked deformity

Without loss of bone substance or deformity

Nonunion in lower half

Malunion of, with bad alignment

Description Percentage
(Major - Minor)

With loss of bone substance (1 inch (2 5 cms.) or more)

and marked deformity

40 - 30
Description Percentage
(Major - Minor)

Without loss of bone substance or deformity

30 - 20
Description Percentage
(Major - Minor)

Nonunion in lower half

20 - 20
Description Percentage
(Major - Minor)

Malunion of, with bad alignment

10 - 10

Nonunion in lower half, with false movement:

With loss of bone substance (1 inch (2.5 cms.) or more)

and marked deformity

Without loss of bone substance or deformity

Nonunion in upper half

Malunion of, with bad alignment

Description Percentage
(Major - Minor)

With loss of bone substance (1 inch (2.5 cms.) or more)

and marked deformity

40 - 30
Description Percentage
(Major - Minor)

Without loss of bone substance or deformity

30 - 20
Description Percentage
(Major - Minor)

Nonunion in upper half

20 - 20
Description Percentage
(Major - Minor)

Malunion of, with bad alignment

10 - 10

The hand fixed in supination or hyperpronation

The hand fixed in full pronation

The hand fixed near the middle of the arc or moderate pronation

 Limitation of pronation:

Description Percentage
(Major - Minor)

The hand fixed in supination or hyperpronation

40 - 30
Description Percentage
(Major - Minor)

The hand fixed in full pronation

30 - 20
Description Percentage
(Major - Minor)

The hand fixed near the middle of the arc or moderate pronation

20 - 20

Motion lost beyond middle of arc

Motion lost beyond last quarter of arc, the hand does not approach full pronation

Limitation of supination:

Description Percentage
(Major - Minor)

Motion lost beyond middle of arc

30 - 20
Description Percentage
(Major - Minor)

Motion lost beyond last quarter of arc, the hand does not approach full pronation

20 - 20

To 30º or less

Description Percentage
(Major - Minor)

To 30º or less

10 - 10

Note: In all the forearm and wrist injuries, codes 5205 through 5213, multiple impaired finger movements due to tendon tie-up, muscle or nerve injury, are to be separately rated and combined not to exceed rating for loss of use of hand.

Description Percentage
(Major - Minor)

Forearm, flexion limited to 100° and extension to 45°

20 - 20
Description Percentage
(Major - Minor)

Radius and ulna, nonunion of, with flail false joint

50 - 40

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