ICD-10 Diagnosis Code S51.009

Unspecified open wound of unspecified elbow

Diagnosis Code S51.009

ICD-10: S51.009
Short Description: Unspecified open wound of unspecified elbow
Long Description: Unspecified open wound of unspecified elbow
This is the 2018 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code S51.009

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Code Classification
  • Injury, poisoning and certain other consequences of external causes (S00–T98)
    • Injuries to the elbow and forearm (S50-S59)
      • Open wound of elbow and forearm (S51)

Information for Medical Professionals

Synonyms
  • Crushing injury of elbow
  • Fracture dislocation of elbow joint
  • Fracture dislocation of elbow joint
  • Fracture subluxation of elbow joint
  • Fracture subluxation of superior radioulnar joint
  • Glass in elbow
  • Multiple fractures of forearm
  • Open crush injury, elbow area
  • Open division elbow ligament
  • Open division elbow, lateral collateral ligament
  • Open division elbow, medial collateral ligament
  • Open fracture dislocation elbow joint
  • Open fracture dislocation superior radioulnar joint
  • Open fracture of proximal end of radius
  • Open fracture subluxation of elbow joint
  • Open fracture subluxation superior radioulnar joint
  • Open multiple fractures of upper end of radius
  • Open traumatic dislocation elbow joint, divergent
  • Open traumatic dislocation elbow joint, lateral
  • Open traumatic dislocation elbow joint, medial
  • Open traumatic dislocation superior radioulnar joint
  • Open traumatic dislocation superior radioulnar joint
  • Open traumatic dislocation superior radioulnar joint
  • Open traumatic subluxation of elbow
  • Open traumatic subluxation of elbow
  • Open traumatic subluxation of elbow
  • Open traumatic subluxation superior radioulnar joint
  • Open traumatic subluxation superior radioulnar joint
  • Open wound of elbow
  • Open wound of elbow with complication
  • Open wound of elbow with tendon involvement
  • Open wound of elbow without complication
  • Open wound of elbow, forearm and wrist

Index of Diseases and Injuries
References found for the code S51.009 in the Index of Diseases and Injuries:


Information for Patients


Wounds and Injuries

Also called: Traumatic injuries

An injury is damage to your body. It is a general term that refers to harm caused by accidents, falls, hits, weapons, and more. In the U.S., millions of people injure themselves every year. These injuries range from minor to life-threatening. Injuries can happen at work or play, indoors or outdoors, driving a car, or walking across the street.

Wounds are injuries that break the skin or other body tissues. They include cuts, scrapes, scratches, and punctured skin. They often happen because of an accident, but surgery, sutures, and stitches also cause wounds. Minor wounds usually aren't serious, but it is important to clean them. Serious and infected wounds may require first aid followed by a visit to your doctor. You should also seek attention if the wound is deep, you cannot close it yourself, you cannot stop the bleeding or get the dirt out, or it does not heal.

Other common types of injuries include

  • Animal bites
  • Bruises
  • Burns
  • Dislocations
  • Electrical injuries
  • Fractures
  • Sprains and strains

  • Bleeding (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Crush injury (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Cuts and puncture wounds (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Electrical injury (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Gunshot wounds -- aftercare (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • How wounds heal (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Laceration - sutures or staples - at home (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Lacerations - liquid bandage (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Surgical wound care (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Surgical wound infection - treatment (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Wet to dry dressing changes (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Wound care centers (Medical Encyclopedia)


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