2020 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code S51.00

Unspecified open wound of elbow

    2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
  • S51.00 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 S51.00 became effective on October 1, 2019.
  • This is the American ICD-10-CM version of S51.00 - other international versions of ICD-10 S51.00 may differ.
The following code(s) above S51.00 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 S51.00:
  • 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
  • S51
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code S51

    Open wound of elbow and forearm

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    Code Also
    • any associated wound infection
    Type 1 Excludes
    • open fracture of elbow and forearm (S52.- with open fracture 7th character)
    • traumatic amputation of elbow and forearm (S58.-)
    Type 2 Excludes
    • open wound of wrist and hand (S61.-)
    Open wound of 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

Diagnosis Index entries containing back-references to S51.00:
  • Wound, open T14.8-
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code T14.8-

    Other injury of unspecified body region

      2016 2017 2018 - Converted to Parent Code 2019 2020 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    Applicable To
    • Abrasion NOS
    • Contusion NOS
    • Crush injury NOS
    • Fracture NOS
    • Skin injury NOS
    • Vascular injury NOS
    • Wound NOS

ICD-10-CM Codes Adjacent To S51.00
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
S51.009 Unspecified open wound of unspecified elbow
S51.009A …… initial encounter

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