2023 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code S29.9

Unspecified injury of thorax

    2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
  • S29.9 should not be used for reimbursement purposes as there are multiple codes below it that contain a greater level of detail.
  • The 2023 edition of ICD-10-CM S29.9 became effective on October 1, 2022.
  • This is the American ICD-10-CM version of S29.9 - other international versions of ICD-10 S29.9 may differ.
The following code(s) above S29.9 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 S29.9:
  • S00-T88
    2023 ICD-10-CM Range S00-T88

    Injury, poisoning and certain other consequences of external causes

    • 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
  • S20-S29
    2023 ICD-10-CM Range S20-S29

    Injuries to the thorax

    • injuries of breast
    • injuries of chest (wall)
    • injuries of interscapular area
    Type 2 Excludes
    • burns and corrosions (T20-T32)
    • effects of foreign body in bronchus (T17.5)
    • effects of foreign body in esophagus (T18.1)
    • effects of foreign body in lung (T17.8)
    • effects of foreign body in trachea (T17.4)
    • frostbite (T33-T34)
    • injuries of axilla
    • injuries of clavicle
    • injuries of scapular region
    • injuries of shoulder
    • insect bite or sting, venomous (T63.4)
    Injuries to the thorax
  • S29
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code S29

    Other and unspecified injuries of thorax

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    Code Also
    • any associated open wound (S21.-)
    Other and unspecified injuries of thorax
Clinical Information
  • Damage inflicted on the upper part of the trunk as the direct or indirect result of an external force, with or without disruption of structural continuity.
  • General or unspecified injuries to the chest area.
  • The chest is the part of the body between your neck and your abdomen. It includes the ribs and breastbone. Inside your chest are several organs, including the heart, lungs, and esophagus. The pleura, a large thin sheet of tissue, lines the inside of the chest cavity.chest injuries and disorders include
    • heart diseases
    • lung diseases
    • pleural disorders
    • esophagus disorders
    • broken ribs
    • thoracic aortic aneurysms
    • disorders of the mediastinum, the space between the lungs, breastbone, and spine
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
  • 2022 (effective 10/1/2021): No change
  • 2023 (effective 10/1/2022): No change

Diagnosis Index entries containing back-references to S29.9:
  • Injury T14.90
    - see also specified injury type
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code T14.90

    Injury, unspecified

      2016 2017 2018 - Converted to Parent Code 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    Applicable To
    • Injury NOS
    • thorax, thoracic S29.9
    • breast NOS S29.9
    • costal region NEC S29.9
    • costochondral NEC S29.9
    • midthoracic region NOS S29.9
    • sternal region S29.9

ICD-10-CM Codes Adjacent To S29.9
S29.092D …… subsequent encounter
S29.092S …… sequela
S29.099 Other injury of muscle and tendon of unspecified wall of thorax
S29.099A …… initial encounter
S29.099D …… subsequent encounter
S29.099S …… sequela
S29.8 Other specified injuries of thorax
S29.8XXA …… initial encounter
S29.8XXD …… subsequent encounter
S29.8XXS …… sequela
S29.9 Unspecified injury of thorax
S29.9XXA …… initial encounter
S29.9XXD …… subsequent encounter
S29.9XXS …… sequela
S30 Superficial injury of abdomen, lower back, pelvis and external genitals
S30.0 Contusion of lower back and pelvis
S30.0XXA …… initial encounter
S30.0XXD …… subsequent encounter
S30.0XXS …… sequela
S30.1 Contusion of abdominal wall
S30.1XXA …… initial encounter

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