2021 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code S54

Injury of nerves at forearm level

    2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
  • S54 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 S54 became effective on October 1, 2020.
  • This is the American ICD-10-CM version of S54 - other international versions of ICD-10 S54 may differ.
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  • any associated open wound (
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code S51
    • 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 Unspecified open wound of right elbow, initia...
            • S51.001D Unspecified open wound of right elbow, subseq...
            • S51.001S Unspecified open wound of right elbow, sequel...
          • S51.002 Unspecified open wound of left elbow
            • S51.002A Unspecified open wound of left elbow, initial...
            • S51.002D Unspecified open wound of left elbow, subsequ...
            • S51.002S Unspecified open wound of left elbow, sequela...
          • S51.009 Unspecified open wound of unspecified elbow
            • S51.009A Unspecified open wound of unspecified elbow, ...
            • S51.009D Unspecified open wound of unspecified elbow, ...
            • S51.009S Unspecified open wound of unspecified elbow, ...
        • S51.01 Laceration without foreign body of elbow
          • S51.011 Laceration without foreign body of right elbo...
            • S51.011A Laceration without foreign body of right elbo...
            • S51.011D Laceration without foreign body of right elbo...
            • S51.011S Laceration without foreign body of right elbo...
          • S51.012 Laceration without foreign body of left elbow...
            • S51.012A Laceration without foreign body of left elbow...
            • S51.012D Laceration without foreign body of left elbow...
            • S51.012S Laceration without foreign body of left elbow...
          • S51.019 Laceration without foreign body of unspecifie...
            • S51.019A Laceration without foreign body of unspecifie...
            • S51.019D Laceration without foreign body of unspecifie...
            • S51.019S Laceration without foreign body of unspecifie...
        • S51.02 Laceration with foreign body of elbow
          • S51.021 Laceration with foreign body of right elbow
            • S51.021A Laceration with foreign body of right elbow, ...
            • S51.021D Laceration with foreign body of right elbow, ...
            • S51.021S Laceration with foreign body of right elbow, ...
          • S51.022 Laceration with foreign body of left elbow
            • S51.022A Laceration with foreign body of left elbow, i...
            • S51.022D Laceration with foreign body of left elbow, s...
            • S51.022S Laceration with foreign body of left elbow, s...
          • S51.029 Laceration with foreign body of unspecified e...
            • S51.029A Laceration with foreign body of unspecified e...
            • S51.029D Laceration with foreign body of unspecified e...
            • S51.029S Laceration with foreign body of unspecified e...
        • S51.03 Puncture wound without foreign body of elbow
          • S51.031 Puncture wound without foreign body of right ...
            • S51.031A Puncture wound without foreign body of right ...
            • S51.031D Puncture wound without foreign body of right ...
            • S51.031S Puncture wound without foreign body of right ...
          • S51.032 Puncture wound without foreign body of left e...
            • S51.032A Puncture wound without foreign body of left e...
            • S51.032D Puncture wound without foreign body of left e...
            • S51.032S Puncture wound without foreign body of left e...
          • S51.039 Puncture wound without foreign body of unspec...
            • S51.039A Puncture wound without foreign body of unspec...
            • S51.039D Puncture wound without foreign body of unspec...
            • S51.039S Puncture wound without foreign body of unspec...
        • S51.04 Puncture wound with foreign body of elbow
          • S51.041 Puncture wound with foreign body of right elb...
            • S51.041A Puncture wound with foreign body of right elb...
            • S51.041D Puncture wound with foreign body of right elb...
            • S51.041S Puncture wound with foreign body of right elb...
          • S51.042 Puncture wound with foreign body of left elbo...
            • S51.042A Puncture wound with foreign body of left elbo...
            • S51.042D Puncture wound with foreign body of left elbo...
            • S51.042S Puncture wound with foreign body of left elbo...
          • S51.049 Puncture wound with foreign body of unspecifi...
            • S51.049A Puncture wound with foreign body of unspecifi...
            • S51.049D Puncture wound with foreign body of unspecifi...
            • S51.049S Puncture wound with foreign body of unspecifi...
        • S51.05 Open bite of elbow
      • S51.8 Open wound of forearm
        • S51.80 Unspecified open wound of forearm
          • S51.801 Unspecified open wound of right forearm
            • S51.801A Unspecified open wound of right forearm, init...
            • S51.801D Unspecified open wound of right forearm, subs...
            • S51.801S Unspecified open wound of right forearm, sequ...
          • S51.802 Unspecified open wound of left forearm
            • S51.802A Unspecified open wound of left forearm, initi...
            • S51.802D Unspecified open wound of left forearm, subse...
            • S51.802S Unspecified open wound of left forearm, seque...
          • S51.809 Unspecified open wound of unspecified forearm...
            • S51.809A Unspecified open wound of unspecified forearm...
            • S51.809D Unspecified open wound of unspecified forearm...
            • S51.809S Unspecified open wound of unspecified forearm...
        • S51.81 Laceration without foreign body of forearm
          • S51.811 Laceration without foreign body of right fore...
            • S51.811A Laceration without foreign body of right fore...
            • S51.811D Laceration without foreign body of right fore...
            • S51.811S Laceration without foreign body of right fore...
          • S51.812 Laceration without foreign body of left forea...
            • S51.812A Laceration without foreign body of left forea...
            • S51.812D Laceration without foreign body of left forea...
            • S51.812S Laceration without foreign body of left forea...
          • S51.819 Laceration without foreign body of unspecifie...
            • S51.819A Laceration without foreign body of unspecifie...
            • S51.819D Laceration without foreign body of unspecifie...
            • S51.819S Laceration without foreign body of unspecifie...
        • S51.82 Laceration with foreign body of forearm
          • S51.821 Laceration with foreign body of right forearm...
            • S51.821A Laceration with foreign body of right forearm...
            • S51.821D Laceration with foreign body of right forearm...
            • S51.821S Laceration with foreign body of right forearm...
          • S51.822 Laceration with foreign body of left forearm
            • S51.822A Laceration with foreign body of left forearm,...
            • S51.822D Laceration with foreign body of left forearm,...
            • S51.822S Laceration with foreign body of left forearm,...
          • S51.829 Laceration with foreign body of unspecified f...
            • S51.829A Laceration with foreign body of unspecified f...
            • S51.829D Laceration with foreign body of unspecified f...
            • S51.829S Laceration with foreign body of unspecified f...
        • S51.83 Puncture wound without foreign body of forear...
          • S51.831 Puncture wound without foreign body of right ...
            • S51.831A Puncture wound without foreign body of right ...
            • S51.831D Puncture wound without foreign body of right ...
            • S51.831S Puncture wound without foreign body of right ...
          • S51.832 Puncture wound without foreign body of left f...
            • S51.832A Puncture wound without foreign body of left f...
            • S51.832D Puncture wound without foreign body of left f...
            • S51.832S Puncture wound without foreign body of left f...
          • S51.839 Puncture wound without foreign body of unspec...
            • S51.839A Puncture wound without foreign body of unspec...
            • S51.839D Puncture wound without foreign body of unspec...
            • S51.839S Puncture wound without foreign body of unspec...
        • S51.84 Puncture wound with foreign body of forearm
          • S51.841 Puncture wound with foreign body of right for...
            • S51.841A Puncture wound with foreign body of right for...
            • S51.841D Puncture wound with foreign body of right for...
            • S51.841S Puncture wound with foreign body of right for...
          • S51.842 Puncture wound with foreign body of left fore...
            • S51.842A Puncture wound with foreign body of left fore...
            • S51.842D Puncture wound with foreign body of left fore...
            • S51.842S Puncture wound with foreign body of left fore...
          • S51.849 Puncture wound with foreign body of unspecifi...
            • S51.849A Puncture wound with foreign body of unspecifi...
            • S51.849D Puncture wound with foreign body of unspecifi...
            • S51.849S Puncture wound with foreign body of unspecifi...
        • S51.85 Open bite of forearm
          • S51.851 Open bite of right forearm
            • S51.851A Open bite of right forearm, initial encounter...
            • S51.851D Open bite of right forearm, subsequent encoun...
            • S51.851S …… sequela
          • S51.852 Open bite of left forearm
          • S51.859 Open bite of unspecified forearm
            • S51.859A Open bite of unspecified forearm, initial enc...
            • S51.859D Open bite of unspecified forearm, subsequent ...
            • S51.859S …… sequela
    S51.-
    )
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 (S54) and the excluded code together.
  • injury of nerves at wrist and hand level (
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code S64
    • S64 Injury of nerves at wrist and hand level
      • S64.0 Injury of ulnar nerve at wrist and hand level...
        • S64.00 Injury of ulnar nerve at wrist and hand level...
          • S64.00XA Injury of ulnar nerve at wrist and hand level...
          • S64.00XD Injury of ulnar nerve at wrist and hand level...
          • S64.00XS Injury of ulnar nerve at wrist and hand level...
        • S64.01 Injury of ulnar nerve at wrist and hand level...
          • S64.01XA Injury of ulnar nerve at wrist and hand level...
          • S64.01XD Injury of ulnar nerve at wrist and hand level...
          • S64.01XS Injury of ulnar nerve at wrist and hand level...
        • S64.02 Injury of ulnar nerve at wrist and hand level...
          • S64.02XA Injury of ulnar nerve at wrist and hand level...
          • S64.02XD Injury of ulnar nerve at wrist and hand level...
          • S64.02XS Injury of ulnar nerve at wrist and hand level...
      • S64.1 Injury of median nerve at wrist and hand leve...
        • S64.10 Injury of median nerve at wrist and hand leve...
          • S64.10XA Injury of median nerve at wrist and hand leve...
          • S64.10XD Injury of median nerve at wrist and hand leve...
          • S64.10XS Injury of median nerve at wrist and hand leve...
        • S64.11 Injury of median nerve at wrist and hand leve...
          • S64.11XA Injury of median nerve at wrist and hand leve...
          • S64.11XD Injury of median nerve at wrist and hand leve...
          • S64.11XS Injury of median nerve at wrist and hand leve...
        • S64.12 Injury of median nerve at wrist and hand leve...
          • S64.12XA Injury of median nerve at wrist and hand leve...
          • S64.12XD Injury of median nerve at wrist and hand leve...
          • S64.12XS Injury of median nerve at wrist and hand leve...
      • S64.2 Injury of radial nerve at wrist and hand leve...
        • S64.20 Injury of radial nerve at wrist and hand leve...
          • S64.20XA Injury of radial nerve at wrist and hand leve...
          • S64.20XD Injury of radial nerve at wrist and hand leve...
          • S64.20XS Injury of radial nerve at wrist and hand leve...
        • S64.21 Injury of radial nerve at wrist and hand leve...
          • S64.21XA Injury of radial nerve at wrist and hand leve...
          • S64.21XD Injury of radial nerve at wrist and hand leve...
          • S64.21XS Injury of radial nerve at wrist and hand leve...
        • S64.22 Injury of radial nerve at wrist and hand leve...
          • S64.22XA Injury of radial nerve at wrist and hand leve...
          • S64.22XD Injury of radial nerve at wrist and hand leve...
          • S64.22XS Injury of radial nerve at wrist and hand leve...
      • S64.3 Injury of digital nerve of thumb
        • S64.30 Injury of digital nerve of unspecified thumb
          • S64.30XA Injury of digital nerve of unspecified thumb,...
          • S64.30XD Injury of digital nerve of unspecified thumb,...
          • S64.30XS Injury of digital nerve of unspecified thumb,...
        • S64.31 Injury of digital nerve of right thumb
          • S64.31XA Injury of digital nerve of right thumb, initi...
          • S64.31XD Injury of digital nerve of right thumb, subse...
          • S64.31XS Injury of digital nerve of right thumb, seque...
        • S64.32 Injury of digital nerve of left thumb
          • S64.32XA Injury of digital nerve of left thumb, initia...
          • S64.32XD Injury of digital nerve of left thumb, subseq...
          • S64.32XS Injury of digital nerve of left thumb, sequel...
      • S64.4 Injury of digital nerve of other and unspecif...
        • S64.40 Injury of digital nerve of unspecified finger...
          • S64.40XA Injury of digital nerve of unspecified finger...
          • S64.40XD Injury of digital nerve of unspecified finger...
          • S64.40XS Injury of digital nerve of unspecified finger...
        • S64.49 Injury of digital nerve of other finger
          • S64.490 Injury of digital nerve of right index finger...
            • S64.490A Injury of digital nerve of right index finger...
            • S64.490D Injury of digital nerve of right index finger...
            • S64.490S Injury of digital nerve of right index finger...
          • S64.491 Injury of digital nerve of left index finger
            • S64.491A Injury of digital nerve of left index finger,...
            • S64.491D Injury of digital nerve of left index finger,...
            • S64.491S Injury of digital nerve of left index finger,...
          • S64.492 Injury of digital nerve of right middle finge...
            • S64.492A Injury of digital nerve of right middle finge...
            • S64.492D Injury of digital nerve of right middle finge...
            • S64.492S Injury of digital nerve of right middle finge...
          • S64.493 Injury of digital nerve of left middle finger...
            • S64.493A Injury of digital nerve of left middle finger...
            • S64.493D Injury of digital nerve of left middle finger...
            • S64.493S Injury of digital nerve of left middle finger...
          • S64.494 Injury of digital nerve of right ring finger
            • S64.494A Injury of digital nerve of right ring finger,...
            • S64.494D Injury of digital nerve of right ring finger,...
            • S64.494S Injury of digital nerve of right ring finger,...
          • S64.495 Injury of digital nerve of left ring finger
            • S64.495A Injury of digital nerve of left ring finger, ...
            • S64.495D Injury of digital nerve of left ring finger, ...
            • S64.495S Injury of digital nerve of left ring finger, ...
          • S64.496 Injury of digital nerve of right little finge...
            • S64.496A Injury of digital nerve of right little finge...
            • S64.496D Injury of digital nerve of right little finge...
            • S64.496S Injury of digital nerve of right little finge...
          • S64.497 Injury of digital nerve of left little finger...
            • S64.497A Injury of digital nerve of left little finger...
            • S64.497D Injury of digital nerve of left little finger...
            • S64.497S Injury of digital nerve of left little finger...
          • S64.498 Injury of digital nerve of other finger
            • S64.498A Injury of digital nerve of other finger, init...
            • S64.498D Injury of digital nerve of other finger, subs...
            • S64.498S Injury of digital nerve of other finger, sequ...
      • S64.8 Injury of other nerves at wrist and hand leve...
        • S64.8X Injury of other nerves at wrist and hand leve...
          • S64.8X1 Injury of other nerves at wrist and hand leve...
            • S64.8X1A Injury of other nerves at wrist and hand leve...
            • S64.8X1D Injury of other nerves at wrist and hand leve...
            • S64.8X1S Injury of other nerves at wrist and hand leve...
          • S64.8X2 Injury of other nerves at wrist and hand leve...
            • S64.8X2A Injury of other nerves at wrist and hand leve...
            • S64.8X2D Injury of other nerves at wrist and hand leve...
            • S64.8X2S Injury of other nerves at wrist and hand leve...
          • S64.8X9 Injury of other nerves at wrist and hand leve...
            • S64.8X9A Injury of other nerves at wrist and hand leve...
            • S64.8X9D Injury of other nerves at wrist and hand leve...
            • S64.8X9S Injury of other nerves at wrist and hand leve...
      • S64.9 Injury of unspecified nerve at wrist and hand...
        • S64.90 Injury of unspecified nerve at wrist and hand...
          • S64.90XA Injury of unspecified nerve at wrist and hand...
          • S64.90XD Injury of unspecified nerve at wrist and hand...
          • S64.90XS Injury of unspecified nerve at wrist and hand...
        • S64.91 Injury of unspecified nerve at wrist and hand...
          • S64.91XA Injury of unspecified nerve at wrist and hand...
          • S64.91XD Injury of unspecified nerve at wrist and hand...
          • S64.91XS Injury of unspecified nerve at wrist and hand...
        • S64.92 Injury of unspecified nerve at wrist and hand...
          • S64.92XA Injury of unspecified nerve at wrist and hand...
          • S64.92XD Injury of unspecified nerve at wrist and hand...
          • S64.92XS Injury of unspecified nerve at wrist and hand...
    S64.-
    )
The following code(s) above S54 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 S54:
  • 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 S54
S53.491D …… subsequent encounter
S53.491S …… sequela
S53.492 Other sprain of left elbow
S53.492A …… initial encounter
S53.492D …… subsequent encounter
S53.492S …… sequela
S53.499 Other sprain of unspecified elbow
S53.499A …… initial encounter
S53.499D …… subsequent encounter
S53.499S …… sequela
S54 Injury of nerves at forearm level
S54.0 Injury of ulnar nerve at forearm level
S54.00 Injury of ulnar nerve at forearm level, unspecified arm
S54.00XA …… initial encounter
S54.00XD …… subsequent encounter
S54.00XS …… sequela
S54.01 Injury of ulnar nerve at forearm level, right arm
S54.01XA …… initial encounter
S54.01XD …… subsequent encounter
S54.01XS …… sequela
S54.02 Injury of ulnar nerve at forearm level, left arm

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