2021 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code S53

Dislocation and sprain of joints and ligaments of elbow

    2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
  • S53 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 S53 became effective on October 1, 2020.
  • This is the American ICD-10-CM version of S53 - other international versions of ICD-10 S53 may differ.
Code Also
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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 open wound
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 (S53) and the excluded code together.
  • strain of muscle, fascia and tendon at forearm level (
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code S56
    • S56.0 Injury of flexor muscle, fascia and tendon of thumb at forearm level
    • S56.1 Injury of flexor muscle, fascia and tendon of other and unspecified finger at forearm level
    • S56.2 Injury of other flexor muscle, fascia and tendon at forearm level
    • S56.3 Injury of extensor or abductor muscles, fascia and tendons of thumb at forearm level
    • S56.4 Injury of extensor muscle, fascia and tendon of other and unspecified finger at forearm level
    • S56.5 Injury of other extensor muscle, fascia and tendon at forearm level
    • S56.8 Injury of other muscles, fascia and tendons at forearm level
    • S56.9 Injury of unspecified muscles, fascia and tendons at forearm level
    S56.-
    )
Includes
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"Includes" further defines, or give examples of, the content of the code or category.
  • avulsion of joint or ligament of elbow
  • laceration of cartilage, joint or ligament of elbow
  • sprain of cartilage, joint or ligament of elbow
  • traumatic hemarthrosis of joint or ligament of elbow
  • traumatic rupture of joint or ligament of elbow
  • traumatic subluxation of joint or ligament of elbow
  • traumatic tear of joint or ligament of elbow
The following code(s) above S53 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 S53:
  • 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
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 S53
S52.92XG …… subsequent encounter for closed fracture with delayed healing
S52.92XH …… subsequent encounter for open fracture type I or II with delayed healing
S52.92XJ …… subsequent encounter for open fracture type IIIA, IIIB, or IIIC with delayed healing
S52.92XK …… subsequent encounter for closed fracture with nonunion
S52.92XM …… subsequent encounter for open fracture type I or II with nonunion
S52.92XN …… subsequent encounter for open fracture type IIIA, IIIB, or IIIC with nonunion
S52.92XP …… subsequent encounter for closed fracture with malunion
S52.92XQ …… subsequent encounter for open fracture type I or II with malunion
S52.92XR …… subsequent encounter for open fracture type IIIA, IIIB, or IIIC with malunion
S52.92XS …… sequela
S53 Dislocation and sprain of joints and ligaments of elbow
S53.0 Subluxation and dislocation of radial head
S53.00 Unspecified subluxation and dislocation of radial head
S53.001 Unspecified subluxation of right radial head
S53.001A …… initial encounter
S53.001D …… subsequent encounter
S53.001S …… sequela
S53.002 Unspecified subluxation of left radial head
S53.002A …… initial encounter
S53.002D …… subsequent encounter
S53.002S …… sequela

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