ICD-10-CM Code S38.22

Traumatic amputation of penis

Version 2020 Non-Billable Code

Not Valid for Submission

S38.22 is a "header" nonspecific and non-billable code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of traumatic amputation of penis. The code is NOT valid for the year 2020 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions.

ICD-10:S38.22
Short Description:Traumatic amputation of penis
Long Description:Traumatic amputation of penis

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

  • 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

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


Penis Disorders

Problems with the penis can cause pain and affect a man's sexual function and fertility. Penis disorders include

  • Erectile dysfunction - inability to get or keep an erection
  • Priapism - a painful erection that does not go away
  • Peyronie's disease - bending of the penis during an erection due to a hard lump called a plaque
  • Balanitis - inflammation of the skin covering the head of the penis, most often in men and boys who have not been circumcised
  • Penile cancer - a rare form of cancer, highly curable when caught early

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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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