2020 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code S59

Other and unspecified injuries of elbow and forearm

    2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
  • S59 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 S59 became effective on October 1, 2019.
  • This is the American ICD-10-CM version of S59 - other international versions of ICD-10 S59 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 (S59) and the excluded code together.
  • other and unspecified injuries of wrist and hand (
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code S69
    • S69 Other and unspecified injuries of wrist, hand...
      • S69.8 Other specified injuries of wrist, hand and f...
        • S69.80 Other specified injuries of unspecified wrist...
          • S69.80XA Other specified injuries of unspecified wrist...
          • S69.80XD Other specified injuries of unspecified wrist...
          • S69.80XS Other specified injuries of unspecified wrist...
        • S69.81 Other specified injuries of right wrist, hand...
          • S69.81XA Other specified injuries of right wrist, hand...
          • S69.81XD Other specified injuries of right wrist, hand...
          • S69.81XS Other specified injuries of right wrist, hand...
        • S69.82 Other specified injuries of left wrist, hand ...
          • S69.82XA Other specified injuries of left wrist, hand ...
          • S69.82XD Other specified injuries of left wrist, hand ...
          • S69.82XS Other specified injuries of left wrist, hand ...
      • S69.9 Unspecified injury of wrist, hand and finger(...
        • S69.90 Unspecified injury of unspecified wrist, hand...
          • S69.90XA Unspecified injury of unspecified wrist, hand...
          • S69.90XD Unspecified injury of unspecified wrist, hand...
          • S69.90XS Unspecified injury of unspecified wrist, hand...
        • S69.91 Unspecified injury of right wrist, hand and f...
          • S69.91XA Unspecified injury of right wrist, hand and f...
          • S69.91XD Unspecified injury of right wrist, hand and f...
          • S69.91XS Unspecified injury of right wrist, hand and f...
        • S69.92 Unspecified injury of left wrist, hand and fi...
          • S69.92XA Unspecified injury of left wrist, hand and fi...
          • S69.92XD Unspecified injury of left wrist, hand and fi...
          • S69.92XS Unspecified injury of left wrist, hand and fi...
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The following code(s) above S59 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 S59:
  • 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
ICD-10-CM Codes Adjacent To S59
S58.921D …… subsequent encounter
S58.921S …… sequela
S58.922 Partial traumatic amputation of left forearm, level unspecified
S58.922A …… initial encounter
S58.922D …… subsequent encounter
S58.922S …… sequela
S58.929 Partial traumatic amputation of unspecified forearm, level unspecified
S58.929A …… initial encounter
S58.929D …… subsequent encounter
S58.929S …… sequela
S59 Other and unspecified injuries of elbow and forearm
S59.0 Physeal fracture of lower end of ulna
S59.00 Unspecified physeal fracture of lower end of ulna
S59.001 Unspecified physeal fracture of lower end of ulna, right arm
S59.001A …… initial encounter for closed fracture
S59.001D …… subsequent encounter for fracture with routine healing
S59.001G …… subsequent encounter for fracture with delayed healing
S59.001K …… subsequent encounter for fracture with nonunion
S59.001P …… subsequent encounter for fracture with malunion
S59.001S …… sequela
S59.002 Unspecified physeal fracture of lower end of ulna, left arm

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