2020 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code S39

Other and unspecified injuries of abdomen, lower back, pelvis and external genitals

    2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
  • S39 should not be used for reimbursement purposes as there are multiple codes below it that contain a greater level of detail.
  • Short description: Oth & unsp injuries of abd, low back, pelv & extrn genitals
  • The 2020 edition of ICD-10-CM S39 became effective on October 1, 2019.
  • This is the American ICD-10-CM version of S39 - other international versions of ICD-10 S39 may differ.
Code Also
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  • any associated open wound (
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code S31
    • S31.0 Open wound of lower back and pelvis
    • S31.1 Open wound of abdominal wall without penetration into peritoneal cavity
    • S31.2 Open wound of penis
    • S31.3 Open wound of scrotum and testes
    • S31.4 Open wound of vagina and vulva
    • S31.5 Open wound of unspecified external genital organs
    • S31.6 Open wound of abdominal wall with penetration into peritoneal cavity
    • S31.8 Open wound of other parts of abdomen, lower back and pelvis
    S31.-
    )
Type 2 Excludes
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A type 2 excludes note represents "not included here". A type 2 excludes note indicates that the condition excluded is not part of the condition it is excluded from but a patient may have both conditions at the same time. When a type 2 excludes note appears under a code it is acceptable to use both the code (S39) and the excluded code together.
  • sprain of joints and ligaments of lumbar spine and pelvis (
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code S33
    • S33 Dislocation and sprain of joints and ligament...
      • S33.0 Traumatic rupture of lumbar intervertebral di...
        • S33.0XXA Traumatic rupture of lumbar intervertebral di...
        • S33.0XXD Traumatic rupture of lumbar intervertebral di...
        • S33.0XXS Traumatic rupture of lumbar intervertebral di...
      • S33.1 Subluxation and dislocation of lumbar vertebr...
        • S33.10 Subluxation and dislocation of unspecified lu...
          • S33.100 Subluxation of unspecified lumbar vertebra
            • S33.100A Subluxation of unspecified lumbar vertebra, i...
            • S33.100D Subluxation of unspecified lumbar vertebra, s...
            • S33.100S Subluxation of unspecified lumbar vertebra, s...
          • S33.101 Dislocation of unspecified lumbar vertebra
            • S33.101A Dislocation of unspecified lumbar vertebra, i...
            • S33.101D Dislocation of unspecified lumbar vertebra, s...
            • S33.101S Dislocation of unspecified lumbar vertebra, s...
        • S33.11 Subluxation and dislocation of L1/L2 lumbar v...
          • S33.110 Subluxation of L1/L2 lumbar vertebra
            • S33.110A Subluxation of L1/L2 lumbar vertebra, initial...
            • S33.110D Subluxation of L1/L2 lumbar vertebra, subsequ...
            • S33.110S Subluxation of L1/L2 lumbar vertebra, sequela...
          • S33.111 Dislocation of L1/L2 lumbar vertebra
            • S33.111A Dislocation of L1/L2 lumbar vertebra, initial...
            • S33.111D Dislocation of L1/L2 lumbar vertebra, subsequ...
            • S33.111S Dislocation of L1/L2 lumbar vertebra, sequela...
        • S33.12 Subluxation and dislocation of L2/L3 lumbar v...
          • S33.120 Subluxation of L2/L3 lumbar vertebra
            • S33.120A Subluxation of L2/L3 lumbar vertebra, initial...
            • S33.120D Subluxation of L2/L3 lumbar vertebra, subsequ...
            • S33.120S Subluxation of L2/L3 lumbar vertebra, sequela...
          • S33.121 Dislocation of L2/L3 lumbar vertebra
            • S33.121A Dislocation of L2/L3 lumbar vertebra, initial...
            • S33.121D Dislocation of L2/L3 lumbar vertebra, subsequ...
            • S33.121S Dislocation of L2/L3 lumbar vertebra, sequela...
        • S33.13 Subluxation and dislocation of L3/L4 lumbar v...
          • S33.130 Subluxation of L3/L4 lumbar vertebra
            • S33.130A Subluxation of L3/L4 lumbar vertebra, initial...
            • S33.130D Subluxation of L3/L4 lumbar vertebra, subsequ...
            • S33.130S Subluxation of L3/L4 lumbar vertebra, sequela...
          • S33.131 Dislocation of L3/L4 lumbar vertebra
            • S33.131A Dislocation of L3/L4 lumbar vertebra, initial...
            • S33.131D Dislocation of L3/L4 lumbar vertebra, subsequ...
            • S33.131S Dislocation of L3/L4 lumbar vertebra, sequela...
        • S33.14 Subluxation and dislocation of L4/L5 lumbar v...
          • S33.140 Subluxation of L4/L5 lumbar vertebra
            • S33.140A Subluxation of L4/L5 lumbar vertebra, initial...
            • S33.140D Subluxation of L4/L5 lumbar vertebra, subsequ...
            • S33.140S Subluxation of L4/L5 lumbar vertebra, sequela...
          • S33.141 Dislocation of L4/L5 lumbar vertebra
            • S33.141A Dislocation of L4/L5 lumbar vertebra, initial...
            • S33.141D Dislocation of L4/L5 lumbar vertebra, subsequ...
            • S33.141S Dislocation of L4/L5 lumbar vertebra, sequela...
      • S33.2 Dislocation of sacroiliac and sacrococcygeal ...
        • S33.2XXA Dislocation of sacroiliac and sacrococcygeal ...
        • S33.2XXD Dislocation of sacroiliac and sacrococcygeal ...
        • S33.2XXS Dislocation of sacroiliac and sacrococcygeal ...
      • S33.3 Dislocation of other and unspecified parts of...
        • S33.30 Dislocation of unspecified parts of lumbar sp...
          • S33.30XA Dislocation of unspecified parts of lumbar sp...
          • S33.30XD Dislocation of unspecified parts of lumbar sp...
          • S33.30XS Dislocation of unspecified parts of lumbar sp...
        • S33.39 Dislocation of other parts of lumbar spine an...
          • S33.39XA Dislocation of other parts of lumbar spine an...
          • S33.39XD Dislocation of other parts of lumbar spine an...
          • S33.39XS Dislocation of other parts of lumbar spine an...
      • S33.4 Traumatic rupture of symphysis pubis
        • S33.4XXA Traumatic rupture of symphysis pubis, initial...
        • S33.4XXD Traumatic rupture of symphysis pubis, subsequ...
        • S33.4XXS Traumatic rupture of symphysis pubis, sequela...
      • S33.5 Sprain of ligaments of lumbar spine
        • S33.5XXA Sprain of ligaments of lumbar spine, initial ...
        • S33.5XXD Sprain of ligaments of lumbar spine, subseque...
        • S33.5XXS …… sequela
      • S33.6 Sprain of sacroiliac joint
        • S33.6XXA Sprain of sacroiliac joint, initial encounter...
        • S33.6XXD Sprain of sacroiliac joint, subsequent encoun...
        • S33.6XXS …… sequela
      • S33.8 Sprain of other parts of lumbar spine and pel...
        • S33.8XXA Sprain of other parts of lumbar spine and pel...
        • S33.8XXD Sprain of other parts of lumbar spine and pel...
        • S33.8XXS Sprain of other parts of lumbar spine and pel...
      • S33.9 Sprain of unspecified parts of lumbar spine a...
        • S33.9XXA Sprain of unspecified parts of lumbar spine a...
        • S33.9XXD Sprain of unspecified parts of lumbar spine a...
        • S33.9XXS Sprain of unspecified parts of lumbar spine a...
    S33.-
    )
The following code(s) above S39 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 S39:
  • S00-T88
    2020 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
  • S30-S39
    2020 ICD-10-CM Range S30-S39

    Injuries to the abdomen, lower back, lumbar spine, pelvis and external genitals

    Includes
    • injuries to the abdominal wall
    • injuries to the anus
    • injuries to the buttock
    • injuries to the external genitalia
    • injuries to the flank
    • injuries to the groin
    Type 2 Excludes
    • burns and corrosions (T20-T32)
    • effects of foreign body in anus and rectum (T18.5)
    • effects of foreign body in genitourinary tract (T19.-)
    • effects of foreign body in stomach, small intestine and colon (T18.2-T18.4)
    • frostbite (T33-T34)
    • insect bite or sting, venomous (T63.4)
    Injuries to the abdomen, lower back, lumbar spine, pelvis and external genitals
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
ICD-10-CM Codes Adjacent To S39
S38.231D …… subsequent encounter
S38.231S …… sequela
S38.232 Partial traumatic amputation of scrotum and testis
S38.232A …… initial encounter
S38.232D …… subsequent encounter
S38.232S …… sequela
S38.3 Transection (partial) of abdomen
S38.3XXA …… initial encounter
S38.3XXD …… subsequent encounter
S38.3XXS …… sequela
S39 Other and unspecified injuries of abdomen, lower back, pelvis and external genitals
S39.0 Injury of muscle, fascia and tendon of abdomen, lower back and pelvis
S39.00 Unspecified injury of muscle, fascia and tendon of abdomen, lower back and pelvis
S39.001 Unspecified injury of muscle, fascia and tendon of abdomen
S39.001A …… initial encounter
S39.001D …… subsequent encounter
S39.001S …… sequela
S39.002 Unspecified injury of muscle, fascia and tendon of lower back
S39.002A …… initial encounter
S39.002D …… subsequent encounter
S39.002S …… sequela

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