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Injury to digital nerve upper limb (955.6)

ICD-9 code 955.6 for Injury to digital nerve upper limb is a medical classification as listed by WHO under the range -INJURY TO NERVES AND SPINAL CORD (950-957).

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Injury to digital nerve upper limb

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