2019 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code S68

Traumatic amputation of wrist, hand and fingers

    2016 2017 2018 2019 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
  • S68 should not be used for reimbursement purposes as there are multiple codes below it that contain a greater level of detail.
  • The 2019 edition of ICD-10-CM S68 became effective on October 1, 2018.
  • This is the American ICD-10-CM version of S68 - other international versions of ICD-10 S68 may differ.
Applicable To
  • An amputation not identified as partial or complete should be coded to complete
The following code(s) above S68 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 S68:
  • S00-T88
    2019 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
  • S60-S69
    2019 ICD-10-CM Range S60-S69

    Injuries to the wrist, hand and fingers

    Type 2 Excludes
    Injuries to the wrist, hand and fingers
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
Code annotations containing back-references to S68:
  • Type 1 Excludes: S58
    , S58.9
    , S61
    , S62
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code S58

    Traumatic amputation of elbow and forearm

      2016 2017 2018 2019 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    Applicable To
    • An amputation not identified as partial or complete should be coded to complete
    Type 1 Excludes
    • traumatic amputation of wrist and hand (S68.-)
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code S58.9

    Traumatic amputation of forearm, level unspecified

      2016 2017 2018 2019 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    Type 1 Excludes
    • traumatic amputation of wrist (S68.-)
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code S61

    Open wound of wrist, hand and fingers

      2016 2017 2018 2019 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    Code Also
    • any associated wound infection
    Type 1 Excludes
    • open fracture of wrist, hand and finger (S62.- with 7th character B)
    • traumatic amputation of wrist and hand (S68.-)
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code S62

    Fracture at wrist and hand level

      2016 2017 2018 2019 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    Note
    • A fracture not indicated as displaced or nondisplaced should be coded to displaced
    • A fracture not indicated as open or closed should be coded to closed
    Type 1 Excludes
    • traumatic amputation of wrist and hand (S68.-)
    Type 2 Excludes
    • fracture of distal parts of ulna and radius (S52.-)
ICD-10-CM Codes Adjacent To S68
S67.90XD …… subsequent encounter
S67.90XS …… sequela
S67.91 Crushing injury of unspecified part(s) of right wrist, hand and fingers
S67.91XA …… initial encounter
S67.91XD …… subsequent encounter
S67.91XS …… sequela
S67.92 Crushing injury of unspecified part(s) of left wrist, hand and fingers
S67.92XA …… initial encounter
S67.92XD …… subsequent encounter
S67.92XS …… sequela
S68 Traumatic amputation of wrist, hand and fingers
S68.0 Traumatic metacarpophalangeal amputation of thumb
S68.01 Complete traumatic metacarpophalangeal amputation of thumb
S68.011 Complete traumatic metacarpophalangeal amputation of right thumb
S68.011A …… initial encounter
S68.011D …… subsequent encounter
S68.011S …… sequela
S68.012 Complete traumatic metacarpophalangeal amputation of left thumb
S68.012A …… initial encounter
S68.012D …… subsequent encounter
S68.012S …… sequela

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