ICD-10-CM Code S38

Crushing injury and traumatic amputation of abdomen, lower back, pelvis and external genitals

Version 2020 Non-Billable Code

Not Valid for Submission

S38 is a "header" nonspecific and non-billable code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of crushing injury and traumatic amputation of abdomen, lower back, pelvis and external genitals. The code is NOT valid for the year 2020 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions.

ICD-10:S38
Short Description:Crush inj & traum amp of abd,low back, pelv & extrn genitals
Long Description:Crushing injury and traumatic amputation of abdomen, lower back, pelvis and external genitals

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

  • S38.0 - Crushing injury of external genital organs
  • S38.00 - Crushing injury of unspecified external genital organs
  • S38.001 - Crushing injury of unspecified external genital organs, male
  • S38.001A - Crushing injury of unspecified external genital organs, male, initial encounter
  • S38.001D - Crushing injury of unspecified external genital organs, male, subsequent encounter
  • S38.001S - Crushing injury of unspecified external genital organs, male, sequela
  • S38.002 - Crushing injury of unspecified external genital organs, female
  • S38.002A - Crushing injury of unspecified external genital organs, female, initial encounter
  • S38.002D - Crushing injury of unspecified external genital organs, female, subsequent encounter
  • S38.002S - Crushing injury of unspecified external genital organs, female, sequela
  • S38.01 - Crushing injury of penis
  • S38.01XA - Crushing injury of penis, initial encounter
  • S38.01XD - Crushing injury of penis, subsequent encounter
  • S38.01XS - Crushing injury of penis, sequela
  • S38.02 - Crushing injury of scrotum and testis
  • S38.02XA - Crushing injury of scrotum and testis, initial encounter
  • S38.02XD - Crushing injury of scrotum and testis, subsequent encounter
  • S38.02XS - Crushing injury of scrotum and testis, sequela
  • S38.03 - Crushing injury of vulva
  • S38.03XA - Crushing injury of vulva, initial encounter
  • S38.03XD - Crushing injury of vulva, subsequent encounter
  • S38.03XS - Crushing injury of vulva, sequela
  • S38.1 - Crushing injury of abdomen, lower back, and pelvis
  • S38.1XXA - Crushing injury of abdomen, lower back, and pelvis, initial encounter
  • S38.1XXD - Crushing injury of abdomen, lower back, and pelvis, subsequent encounter
  • S38.1XXS - Crushing injury of abdomen, lower back, and pelvis, sequela
  • S38.2 - Traumatic amputation of external genital organs
  • S38.21 - Traumatic amputation of female external genital organs
  • S38.211 - Complete traumatic amputation of female external genital organs
  • S38.211A - Complete traumatic amputation of female external genital organs, initial encounter
  • S38.211D - Complete traumatic amputation of female external genital organs, subsequent encounter
  • S38.211S - Complete traumatic amputation of female external genital organs, sequela
  • S38.212 - Partial traumatic amputation of female external genital organs
  • S38.212A - Partial traumatic amputation of female external genital organs, initial encounter
  • S38.212D - Partial traumatic amputation of female external genital organs, subsequent encounter
  • S38.212S - Partial traumatic amputation of female external genital organs, sequela
  • S38.22 - Traumatic amputation of penis
  • S38.221 - Complete traumatic amputation of penis
  • S38.221A - Complete traumatic amputation of penis, initial encounter
  • S38.221D - Complete traumatic amputation of penis, subsequent encounter
  • S38.221S - Complete traumatic amputation of penis, sequela
  • S38.222 - Partial traumatic amputation of penis
  • S38.222A - Partial traumatic amputation of penis, initial encounter
  • S38.222D - Partial traumatic amputation of penis, subsequent encounter
  • S38.222S - Partial traumatic amputation of penis, sequela
  • S38.23 - Traumatic amputation of scrotum and testis
  • S38.231 - Complete traumatic amputation of scrotum and testis
  • S38.231A - Complete traumatic amputation of scrotum and testis, initial encounter
  • S38.231D - Complete traumatic amputation of scrotum and testis, subsequent encounter
  • S38.231S - Complete traumatic amputation of scrotum and testis, sequela
  • S38.232 - Partial traumatic amputation of scrotum and testis
  • S38.232A - Partial traumatic amputation of scrotum and testis, initial encounter
  • S38.232D - Partial traumatic amputation of scrotum and testis, subsequent encounter
  • S38.232S - Partial traumatic amputation of scrotum and testis, sequela
  • S38.3 - Transection (partial) of abdomen
  • S38.3XXA - Transection (partial) of abdomen, initial encounter
  • S38.3XXD - Transection (partial) of abdomen, subsequent encounter
  • S38.3XXS - Transection (partial) of abdomen, sequela

Tabular List of Diseases and Injuries

The Tabular List of Diseases and Injuries is a list of ICD-10 codes, organized "head to toe" into chapters and sections with guidance for inclusions, exclusions, descriptions and more. The following references are applicable to the code S38:

Inclusion Terms

Inclusion Terms
These terms are the conditions for which that code is to be used. The terms may be synonyms of the code title, or, in the case of "other specified" codes, the terms are a list of the various conditions assigned to that code. The inclusion terms are not necessarily exhaustive. Additional terms found only in the Alphabetic Index may also be assigned to a code.
  • An amputation not identified as partial or complete should be coded to complete

7th Character Note

7th Character Note
Certain ICD-10-CM categories have applicable 7th characters. The applicable 7th character is required for all codes within the category, or as the notes in the Tabular List instruct. The 7th character must always be the 7th character in the data field. If a code that requires a 7th character is not 6 characters, a placeholder X must be used to fill in the empty characters.
  • The appropriate 7th character is to be added to each code from category S38

7th Character

7th Character
Indicates that a seventh character is to be assigned to codes in a subcategory.
  • A - initial encounter
  • D - subsequent encounter
  • S - sequela

Code Classification

  • Injury, poisoning and certain other consequences of external causes (S00–T98)
    • Injuries to the abdomen, lower back, lumbar spine, pelvis and external genitals (S30-S39)
      • Crush inj & traum amp of abd,low back, pelv & extrn genitals (S38)

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


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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