2021 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code S78

Traumatic amputation of hip and thigh

    2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
  • S78 should not be used for reimbursement purposes as there are multiple codes below it that contain a greater level of detail.
  • The 2021 edition of ICD-10-CM S78 became effective on October 1, 2020.
  • This is the American ICD-10-CM version of S78 - other international versions of ICD-10 S78 may differ.
Applicable To
  • An amputation not identified as partial or complete should be coded to complete
Type 1 Excludes
Type 1 Excludes Help
A type 1 excludes note is a pure excludes. It means "not coded here". A type 1 excludes note indicates that the code excluded should never be used at the same time as S78. A type 1 excludes note is for used for when two conditions cannot occur together, such as a congenital form versus an acquired form of the same condition.
  • traumatic amputation of knee (
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code S88.0

    Traumatic amputation at knee level

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    S88.0-
    )
The following code(s) above S78 contain annotation back-references
Annotation Back-References
In this context, annotation back-references refer to codes that contain:
  • Applicable To annotations, or
  • Code Also annotations, or
  • Code First annotations, or
  • Excludes1 annotations, or
  • Excludes2 annotations, or
  • Includes annotations, or
  • Note annotations, or
  • Use Additional annotations
that may be applicable to S78:
  • S00-T88
    2021 ICD-10-CM Range S00-T88

    Injury, poisoning and certain other consequences of external causes

    Note
    • Use secondary code(s) from Chapter 20, External causes of morbidity, to indicate cause of injury. Codes within the T section that include the external cause do not require an additional external cause code
    Type 1 Excludes
    Use Additional
    • code to identify any retained foreign body, if applicable (Z18.-)
    Injury, poisoning and certain other consequences of external causes
  • S70-S79
    2021 ICD-10-CM Range S70-S79

    Injuries to the hip and thigh

    Type 2 Excludes
    Injuries to the hip and thigh
Code History
  • 2016 (effective 10/1/2015): New code (first year of non-draft ICD-10-CM)
  • 2017 (effective 10/1/2016): No change
  • 2018 (effective 10/1/2017): No change
  • 2019 (effective 10/1/2018): No change
  • 2020 (effective 10/1/2019): No change
  • 2021 (effective 10/1/2020): No change
Code annotations containing back-references to S78:
  • Type 1 Excludes: S71
    , S72
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code S71

    Open wound of hip and thigh

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    Code Also
    • any associated wound infection
    Type 1 Excludes
    • open fracture of hip and thigh (S72.-)
    • traumatic amputation of hip and thigh (S78.-)
    Type 2 Excludes
    • bite of venomous animal (T63.-)
    • open wound of ankle, foot and toes (S91.-)
    • open wound of knee and lower leg (S81.-)
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code S72

    Fracture of femur

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    Note
    • A fracture not indicated as displaced or nondisplaced should be coded to displaced
    • A fracture not indicated as open or closed should be coded to closed
    • The open fracture designations are based on the Gustilo open fracture classification
    Type 1 Excludes
    • traumatic amputation of hip and thigh (S78.-)
    Type 2 Excludes
    • fracture of lower leg and ankle (S82.-)
    • fracture of foot (S92.-)
    • periprosthetic fracture of prosthetic implant of hip (M97.0-)
ICD-10-CM Codes Adjacent To S78
S77.20XD …… subsequent encounter
S77.20XS …… sequela
S77.21 Crushing injury of right hip with thigh
S77.21XA …… initial encounter
S77.21XD …… subsequent encounter
S77.21XS …… sequela
S77.22 Crushing injury of left hip with thigh
S77.22XA …… initial encounter
S77.22XD …… subsequent encounter
S77.22XS …… sequela
S78 Traumatic amputation of hip and thigh
S78.0 Traumatic amputation at hip joint
S78.01 Complete traumatic amputation at hip joint
S78.011 Complete traumatic amputation at right hip joint
S78.011A …… initial encounter
S78.011D …… subsequent encounter
S78.011S …… sequela
S78.012 Complete traumatic amputation at left hip joint
S78.012A …… initial encounter
S78.012D …… subsequent encounter
S78.012S …… sequela

Reimbursement claims with a date of service on or after October 1, 2015 require the use of ICD-10-CM codes.