2021 ICD-10-CM Code S38.23

Traumatic amputation of scrotum and testis

Version 2021
Non-Billable Code

Not Valid for Submission

S38.23 is a "header" nonspecific and non-billable diagnosis code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of traumatic amputation of scrotum and testis. The code 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.

ICD-10:S38.23
Short Description:Traumatic amputation of scrotum and testis
Long Description:Traumatic amputation of scrotum and testis

Code Classification

Specific Coding for Traumatic amputation of scrotum and testis

Header codes like S38.23 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 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

Information for Patients


Testicular Disorders

Testicles, or testes, make male hormones and sperm. They are two egg-shaped organs inside the scrotum, the loose sac of skin behind the penis. It's easy to injure your testicles because they are not protected by bones or muscles. Men and boys should wear athletic supporters when they play sports.

You should examine your testicles monthly and seek medical attention for lumps, redness, pain or other changes. Testicles can get inflamed or infected. They can also develop cancer. Testicular cancer is rare and highly treatable. It usually happens between the ages of 15 and 40.


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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)