ICD-10-CM Code S08.11

Complete traumatic amputation of ear

Version 2020 Non-Billable Code

Not Valid for Submission

S08.11 is a "header" nonspecific and non-billable code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of complete traumatic amputation of ear. The code is NOT valid for the year 2020 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions.

ICD-10:S08.11
Short Description:Complete traumatic amputation of ear
Long Description:Complete traumatic amputation of ear

Consider the following ICD-10 codes with a higher level of specificity:

  • S08.111 - Complete traumatic amputation of right ear
  • S08.111A - Complete traumatic amputation of right ear, initial encounter
  • S08.111D - Complete traumatic amputation of right ear, subsequent encounter
  • S08.111S - Complete traumatic amputation of right ear, sequela
  • S08.112 - Complete traumatic amputation of left ear
  • S08.112A - Complete traumatic amputation of left ear, initial encounter
  • S08.112D - Complete traumatic amputation of left ear, subsequent encounter
  • S08.112S - Complete traumatic amputation of left ear, sequela
  • S08.119 - Complete traumatic amputation of unspecified ear
  • S08.119A - Complete traumatic amputation of unspecified ear, initial encounter
  • S08.119D - Complete traumatic amputation of unspecified ear, subsequent encounter
  • S08.119S - Complete traumatic amputation of unspecified ear, 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 S08.11 are found in the index:


Code Classification

  • Injury, poisoning and certain other consequences of external causes (S00–T98)
    • Injuries to the head (S00-S09)
      • Avulsion and traumatic amputation of part of head (S08)

Code History

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

Information for Patients


Ear Disorders

Your ear has three main parts: outer, middle and inner. You use all of them in hearing. Sound waves come in through your outer ear. They reach your middle ear, where they make your eardrum vibrate. The vibrations are transmitted through three tiny bones, called ossicles, in your middle ear. The vibrations travel to your inner ear, a snail-shaped organ. The inner ear makes the nerve impulses that are sent to the brain. Your brain recognizes them as sounds. The inner ear also controls balance.

A variety of conditions may affect your hearing or balance:

  • Ear infections are the most common illness in infants and young children.
  • Tinnitus, a roaring in your ears, can be the result of loud noises, medicines or a variety of other causes.
  • Meniere's disease may be the result of fluid problems in your inner ear; its symptoms include tinnitus and dizziness.
  • Ear barotrauma is an injury to your ear because of changes in barometric (air) or water pressure.

Some ear disorders can result in hearing disorders and deafness.


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Wounds and 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

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