2021 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code S51.8

Open wound of forearm

    2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
  • S51.8 should not be used for reimbursement purposes as there are multiple codes below it that contain a greater level of detail.
  • The 2021 edition of ICD-10-CM S51.8 became effective on October 1, 2020.
  • This is the American ICD-10-CM version of S51.8 - other international versions of ICD-10 S51.8 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 (S51.8) and the excluded code together.
  • open wound of elbow (
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code S51.0

    Open wound of elbow

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    S51.0-
    )
The following code(s) above S51.8 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 S51.8:
  • S00-T88
    2021 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
    2021 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 2021 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
  • 2021 (effective 10/1/2020): No change
ICD-10-CM Codes Adjacent To S51.8
S51.051D …… subsequent encounter
S51.051S …… sequela
S51.052 Open bite, left elbow
S51.052A …… initial encounter
S51.052D …… subsequent encounter
S51.052S …… sequela
S51.059 Open bite, unspecified elbow
S51.059A …… initial encounter
S51.059D …… subsequent encounter
S51.059S …… sequela
S51.8 Open wound of forearm
S51.80 Unspecified open wound of forearm
S51.801 Unspecified open wound of right forearm
S51.801A …… initial encounter
S51.801D …… subsequent encounter
S51.801S …… sequela
S51.802 Unspecified open wound of left forearm
S51.802A …… initial encounter
S51.802D …… subsequent encounter
S51.802S …… sequela
S51.809 Unspecified open wound of unspecified forearm

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