2021 ICD-10-CM Code S01.439

Puncture wound without foreign body of unspecified cheek and temporomandibular area

Version 2021

Not Valid for Submission

S01.439 is a non-specific and non-billable diagnosis code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of puncture wound without foreign body of unspecified cheek and temporomandibular area. The code is not specific and is NOT valid for the year 2021 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions. Category or Header define the heading of a category of codes that may be further subdivided by the use of 4th, 5th, 6th or 7th characters.

The ICD-10-CM code S01.439 might also be used to specify conditions or terms like needle stick injury of cheek, needle stick injury of face, needle stick injury of head, pellet wound of cheek, pellet wound of face , puncture wound of cheek, etc.

Unspecified diagnosis codes like S01.439 are acceptable when clinical information is unknown or not available about a particular condition. Although a more specific code is preferable, unspecified codes should be used when such codes most accurately reflect what is known about a patient's condition. Specific diagnosis codes should not be used if not supported by the patient's medical record.

ICD-10:S01.439
Short Description:Puncture wound w/o foreign body of unsp cheek and TMJ area
Long Description:Puncture wound without foreign body of unspecified cheek and temporomandibular area

Code Classification

Coding Guidelines

The appropriate 7th character is to be added to each code from block Open wound of head (S01). Use the following options for the aplicable episode of care:

Specific Coding for Puncture wound w/o foreign body of unsp cheek and TMJ area

Non-specific codes like S01.439 require more digits to indicate the appropriate level of specificity. Consider using any of the following ICD-10 codes with a higher level of specificity when coding for puncture wound w/o foreign body of unsp cheek and tmj area:

  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S01.439A for initial encounter
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S01.439D for subsequent encounter
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S01.439S for sequela

Index to Diseases and Injuries

The Index to Diseases and Injuries is an alphabetical listing of medical terms, with each term mapped to one or more ICD-10 code(s). The following references for the code S01.439 are found in the index:

Approximate Synonyms

The following clinical terms are approximate synonyms or lay terms that might be used to identify the correct diagnosis code:

Information for Patients


Facial Injuries and Disorders

Face injuries and disorders can cause pain and affect how you look. In severe cases, they can affect sight, speech, breathing and your ability to swallow. Broken bones, especially the bones of your nose, cheekbone and jaw, are common facial injuries.

Certain diseases also lead to facial disorders. For example, nerve diseases like trigeminal neuralgia or Bell's palsy sometimes cause facial pain, spasms and trouble with eye or facial movement. Birth defects can also affect the face. They can cause underdeveloped or unusually prominent facial features or a lack of facial expression. Cleft lip and palate are a common facial birth defect.


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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


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Code History

  • FY 2021 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2020 through 9/30/2021
  • FY 2020 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2019 through 9/30/2020
  • FY 2019 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2018 through 9/30/2019
  • FY 2018 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2017 through 9/30/2018
  • FY 2017 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2016 through 9/30/2017
  • FY 2016 - New Code, effective from 10/1/2015 through 9/30/2016 (First year ICD-10-CM implemented into the HIPAA code set)