ICD-10 Diagnosis Code S61.459A

Open bite of unspecified hand, initial encounter

Diagnosis Code S61.459A

ICD-10: S61.459A
Short Description: Open bite of unspecified hand, initial encounter
Long Description: Open bite of unspecified hand, initial encounter
This is the 2018 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code S61.459A

Valid for Submission
The code S61.459A is valid for submission for HIPAA-covered transactions.

Code Classification
  • Injury, poisoning and certain other consequences of external causes (S00–T98)
    • Injuries to the wrist, hand and fingers (S60-S69)
      • Open wound of wrist, hand and fingers (S61)

Information for Medical Professionals

Diagnostic Related Groups
The diagnosis code S61.459A is grouped in the following Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG V34.0)

  • 604 - TRAUMA TO THE SKIN, SUBCUTANEOUS TISSUE AND BREAST WITH MCC
  • 605 - TRAUMA TO THE SKIN, SUBCUTANEOUS TISSUE AND BREAST WITHOUT MCC

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Synonyms
  • Animal bite of dorsum of hand
  • Animal bite of hand
  • Animal bite of palm of hand
  • Animal bite of palm of hand
  • Dog bite of dorsum of hand
  • Dog bite of hand
  • Dog bite of palm of hand
  • Human bite of dorsum of hand
  • Human bite of hand
  • Human bite of palm of hand
  • Infection of hand due to bite

Information for Patients


Animal Bites

Also called: Cat bites, Dog bites

Wild animals usually avoid people. They might attack, however, if they feel threatened, are sick, or are protecting their young or territory. Attacks by pets are more common. Animal bites rarely are life-threatening, but if they become infected, you can develop serious medical problems.

To prevent animal bites and complications from bites

  • Never pet, handle, or feed unknown animals
  • Leave snakes alone
  • Watch your children closely around animals
  • Vaccinate your cats, ferrets, and dogs against rabies
  • Spay or neuter your dog to make it less aggressive
  • Get a tetanus booster if you have not had one recently
  • Wear boots and long pants when you are in areas with venomous snakes

If an animal bites you, clean the wound with soap and water as soon as possible. Get medical attention if necessary.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

  • Animal bites - self-care (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Jellyfish stings (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Marine animal stings or bites (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Snake bites (Medical Encyclopedia)


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