2020 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code S51

Open wound of elbow and forearm

    2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
  • S51 should not be used for reimbursement purposes as there are multiple codes below it that contain a greater level of detail.
  • The 2020 edition of ICD-10-CM S51 became effective on October 1, 2019.
  • This is the American ICD-10-CM version of S51 - other international versions of ICD-10 S51 may differ.
Code Also
Code Also Help
A code also note instructs that 2 codes may be required to fully describe a condition but the sequencing of the two codes is discretionary, depending on the severity of the conditions and the reason for the encounter.
  • any associated wound infection
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 S51. 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.
  • open fracture of elbow and forearm (
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code S52
    • S52.0 Fracture of upper end of ulna
    • S52.1 Fracture of upper end of radius
    • S52.2 Fracture of shaft of ulna
    • S52.3 Fracture of shaft of radius
    • S52.5 Fracture of lower end of radius
    • S52.6 Fracture of lower end of ulna
    • S52.9 Unspecified fracture of forearm
    S52.-
    with open fracture 7th character)
  • traumatic amputation of elbow and forearm (
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code S58
    • S58 Traumatic amputation of elbow and forearm
      • S58.0 Traumatic amputation at elbow level
        • S58.01 Complete traumatic amputation at elbow level
          • S58.011 Complete traumatic amputation at elbow level,...
            • S58.011A Complete traumatic amputation at elbow level,...
            • S58.011D Complete traumatic amputation at elbow level,...
            • S58.011S Complete traumatic amputation at elbow level,...
          • S58.012 Complete traumatic amputation at elbow level,...
            • S58.012A Complete traumatic amputation at elbow level,...
            • S58.012D Complete traumatic amputation at elbow level,...
            • S58.012S Complete traumatic amputation at elbow level,...
          • S58.019 Complete traumatic amputation at elbow level,...
            • S58.019A Complete traumatic amputation at elbow level,...
            • S58.019D Complete traumatic amputation at elbow level,...
            • S58.019S Complete traumatic amputation at elbow level,...
        • S58.02 Partial traumatic amputation at elbow level
          • S58.021 Partial traumatic amputation at elbow level, ...
            • S58.021A Partial traumatic amputation at elbow level, ...
            • S58.021D Partial traumatic amputation at elbow level, ...
            • S58.021S Partial traumatic amputation at elbow level, ...
          • S58.022 Partial traumatic amputation at elbow level, ...
            • S58.022A Partial traumatic amputation at elbow level, ...
            • S58.022D Partial traumatic amputation at elbow level, ...
            • S58.022S Partial traumatic amputation at elbow level, ...
          • S58.029 Partial traumatic amputation at elbow level, ...
            • S58.029A Partial traumatic amputation at elbow level, ...
            • S58.029D Partial traumatic amputation at elbow level, ...
            • S58.029S Partial traumatic amputation at elbow level, ...
      • S58.1 Traumatic amputation at level between elbow a...
        • S58.11 Complete traumatic amputation at level betwee...
          • S58.111 Complete traumatic amputation at level betwee...
            • S58.111A Complete traumatic amputation at level betwee...
            • S58.111D Complete traumatic amputation at level betwee...
            • S58.111S Complete traumatic amputation at level betwee...
          • S58.112 Complete traumatic amputation at level betwee...
            • S58.112A Complete traumatic amputation at level betwee...
            • S58.112D Complete traumatic amputation at level betwee...
            • S58.112S Complete traumatic amputation at level betwee...
          • S58.119 Complete traumatic amputation at level betwee...
            • S58.119A Complete traumatic amputation at level betwee...
            • S58.119D Complete traumatic amputation at level betwee...
            • S58.119S Complete traumatic amputation at level betwee...
        • S58.12 Partial traumatic amputation at level between...
          • S58.121 Partial traumatic amputation at level between...
            • S58.121A Partial traumatic amputation at level between...
            • S58.121D Partial traumatic amputation at level between...
            • S58.121S Partial traumatic amputation at level between...
          • S58.122 Partial traumatic amputation at level between...
            • S58.122A Partial traumatic amputation at level between...
            • S58.122D Partial traumatic amputation at level between...
            • S58.122S Partial traumatic amputation at level between...
          • S58.129 Partial traumatic amputation at level between...
            • S58.129A Partial traumatic amputation at level between...
            • S58.129D Partial traumatic amputation at level between...
            • S58.129S Partial traumatic amputation at level between...
      • S58.9 Traumatic amputation of forearm, level unspec...
        • S58.91 Complete traumatic amputation of forearm, lev...
          • S58.911 Complete traumatic amputation of right forear...
            • S58.911A Complete traumatic amputation of right forear...
            • S58.911D Complete traumatic amputation of right forear...
            • S58.911S Complete traumatic amputation of right forear...
          • S58.912 Complete traumatic amputation of left forearm...
            • S58.912A Complete traumatic amputation of left forearm...
            • S58.912D Complete traumatic amputation of left forearm...
            • S58.912S Complete traumatic amputation of left forearm...
          • S58.919 Complete traumatic amputation of unspecified ...
            • S58.919A Complete traumatic amputation of unspecified ...
            • S58.919D Complete traumatic amputation of unspecified ...
            • S58.919S Complete traumatic amputation of unspecified ...
        • S58.92 Partial traumatic amputation of forearm, leve...
          • S58.921 Partial traumatic amputation of right forearm...
            • S58.921A Partial traumatic amputation of right forearm...
            • S58.921D Partial traumatic amputation of right forearm...
            • S58.921S Partial traumatic amputation of right forearm...
          • S58.922 Partial traumatic amputation of left forearm,...
            • S58.922A Partial traumatic amputation of left forearm,...
            • S58.922D Partial traumatic amputation of left forearm,...
            • S58.922S Partial traumatic amputation of left forearm,...
          • S58.929 Partial traumatic amputation of unspecified f...
            • S58.929A Partial traumatic amputation of unspecified f...
            • S58.929D Partial traumatic amputation of unspecified f...
            • S58.929S Partial traumatic amputation of unspecified f...
    S58.-
    )
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 (S51) and the excluded code together.
  • open wound of wrist and hand (
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code S61
    • S61.0 Open wound of thumb without damage to nail
    • S61.1 Open wound of thumb with damage to nail
    • S61.2 Open wound of other finger without damage to nail
    • S61.3 Open wound of other finger with damage to nail
    • S61.4 Open wound of hand
    • S61.5 Open wound of wrist
    S61.-
    )
The following code(s) above S51 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 S51:
  • 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
  • S50-S59
    2020 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
Code annotations containing back-references to S51:
  • Code Also: S54
    , S55
    , S56
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code S54

    Injury of nerves at forearm level

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    Code Also
    • any associated open wound (S51.-)
    Type 2 Excludes
    • injury of nerves at wrist and hand level (S64.-)
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code S55

    Injury of blood vessels at forearm level

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    Code Also
    • any associated open wound (S51.-)
    Type 2 Excludes
    • injury of blood vessels at wrist and hand level (S65.-)
    • injury of brachial vessels (S45.1-S45.2)
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code S56

    Injury of muscle, fascia and tendon at forearm level

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    Code Also
    • any associated open wound (S51.-)
    Type 2 Excludes
    • injury of muscle, fascia and tendon at or below wrist (S66.-)
    • sprain of joints and ligaments of elbow (S53.4-)
ICD-10-CM Codes Adjacent To S51
S50.911D …… subsequent encounter
S50.911S …… sequela
S50.912 Unspecified superficial injury of left forearm
S50.912A …… initial encounter
S50.912D …… subsequent encounter
S50.912S …… sequela
S50.919 Unspecified superficial injury of unspecified forearm
S50.919A …… initial encounter
S50.919D …… subsequent encounter
S50.919S …… sequela
S51 Open wound of elbow and forearm
S51.0 Open wound of elbow
S51.00 Unspecified open wound of elbow
S51.001 Unspecified open wound of right elbow
S51.001A …… initial encounter
S51.001D …… subsequent encounter
S51.001S …… sequela
S51.002 Unspecified open wound of left elbow
S51.002A …… initial encounter
S51.002D …… subsequent encounter
S51.002S …… sequela

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