ICD-10 Diagnosis Code S68.519A

Complete traumatic transphalangeal amputation of thmb, init

Diagnosis Code S68.519A

ICD-10: S68.519A
Short Description: Complete traumatic transphalangeal amputation of thmb, init
Long Description: Complete traumatic transphalangeal amputation of unspecified thumb, initial encounter
This is the 2018 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code S68.519A

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The code S68.519A 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)
      • Traumatic amputation of wrist, hand and fingers (S68)

Information for Medical Professionals

Diagnostic Related Groups
The diagnosis code S68.519A is grouped in the following Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG V34.0)

  • 913 - TRAUMATIC INJURY WITH MCC
  • 914 - TRAUMATIC INJURY WITHOUT MCC

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Synonyms
  • Traumatic amputation, thumb, proximal phalanx
  • Traumatic amputation, thumb, through interphalangeal joint

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.

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  • Leg or foot amputation (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Leg or foot amputation - dressing change (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Phantom limb pain (Medical Encyclopedia)


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