ICD-10 Diagnosis Code S48.921S

Partial traum amp of right shldr/up arm, level unsp, sequela

Diagnosis Code S48.921S

ICD-10: S48.921S
Short Description: Partial traum amp of right shldr/up arm, level unsp, sequela
Long Description: Partial traumatic amputation of right shoulder and upper arm, level unspecified, sequela
This is the 2017 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code S48.921S

Valid for Submission
The code S48.921S is valid for submission for HIPAA-covered transactions.

Code Classification
  • Injury, poisoning and certain other consequences of external causes (S00–T98)
    • Injuries to the shoulder and upper arm (S40-S49)
      • Traumatic amputation of shoulder and upper arm (S48)

Information for Medical Professionals

Diagnostic Related Groups
The diagnosis code S48.921S is grouped in the following Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG v33.0)

  • AFTERCARE, MUSCULOSKELETAL SYSTEM AND CONNECTIVE TISSUE WITH MCC 559
  • AFTERCARE, MUSCULOSKELETAL SYSTEM AND CONNECTIVE TISSUE WITH CC 560
  • AFTERCARE, MUSCULOSKELETAL SYSTEM AND CONNECTIVE TISSUE WITHOUT CC/MCC 561

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The code S48.921S is exempt from POA reporting.

Information for Patients


Limb Loss

People can lose all or part of an arm or leg for a number of reasons. Common ones include

  • Problems with blood circulation. These may be the result of atherosclerosis or diabetes. Severe cases may result in amputation.
  • Injuries, including from traffic accidents and military combat
  • Cancer
  • Birth defects

Some amputees have phantom pain, which is the feeling of pain in the missing limb. Other physical problems include surgical complications and skin problems, if you wear an artificial limb. Many amputees use an artificial limb. Learning how to use it takes time. Physical therapy can help you adapt.

Recovery from the loss of a limb can be hard. Sadness, anger, and frustration are common. If you are having a tough time, talk to your doctor. Treatment with medicine or counseling can help.

  • Amputation - traumatic (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Foot amputation - discharge (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Leg amputation - discharge (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Leg or foot amputation (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Leg or foot amputation - dressing change (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Phantom limb pain (Medical Encyclopedia)


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