2023 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code S50

Superficial injury of elbow and forearm

    2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
  • S50 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 S50 became effective on October 1, 2022.
  • This is the American ICD-10-CM version of S50 - other international versions of ICD-10 S50 may differ.
Type 2 Excludes
Type 2 Excludes Help
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 (S50) and the excluded code together.
  • superficial injury of wrist and hand (
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code S60
    • S60.0 Contusion of finger without damage to nail
    • S60.1 Contusion of finger with damage to nail
    • S60.2 Contusion of wrist and hand
    • S60.3 Other superficial injuries of thumb
    • S60.4 Other superficial injuries of other fingers
    • S60.5 Other superficial injuries of hand
    • S60.8 Other superficial injuries of wrist
    • S60.9 Unspecified superficial injury of wrist, hand and fingers
The following code(s) above S50 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 S50:
  • 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
  • S50-S59
    2023 ICD-10-CM Range S50-S59

    Injuries to the elbow and forearm

    Type 2 Excludes
    Injuries to the elbow and forearm
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
ICD-10-CM Codes Adjacent To S50
S49.90XD …… subsequent encounter
S49.90XS …… sequela
S49.91 Unspecified injury of right shoulder and upper arm
S49.91XA …… initial encounter
S49.91XD …… subsequent encounter
S49.91XS …… sequela
S49.92 Unspecified injury of left shoulder and upper arm
S49.92XA …… initial encounter
S49.92XD …… subsequent encounter
S49.92XS …… sequela
S50 Superficial injury of elbow and forearm
S50.0 Contusion of elbow
S50.00 Contusion of unspecified elbow
S50.00XA …… initial encounter
S50.00XD …… subsequent encounter
S50.00XS …… sequela
S50.01 Contusion of right elbow
S50.01XA …… initial encounter
S50.01XD …… subsequent encounter
S50.01XS …… sequela
S50.02 Contusion of left elbow

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