2021 ICD-10-CM Code S41.0

Open wound of shoulder

Version 2021
Non-Billable Code

Not Valid for Submission

S41.0 is a "header" nonspecific and non-billable diagnosis code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of open wound of shoulder. 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:S41.0
Short Description:Open wound of shoulder
Long Description:Open wound of shoulder

Code Classification

Specific Coding for Open wound of shoulder

Header codes like S41.0 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 open wound of shoulder:

  • S41.00 - Unspecified open wound of shoulder
  • S41.001 - Unspecified open wound of right shoulder
  • S41.001A - Unspecified open wound of right shoulder, initial encounter
  • S41.001D - Unspecified open wound of right shoulder, subsequent encounter
  • S41.001S - Unspecified open wound of right shoulder, sequela
  • S41.002 - Unspecified open wound of left shoulder
  • S41.002A - Unspecified open wound of left shoulder, initial encounter
  • S41.002D - Unspecified open wound of left shoulder, subsequent encounter
  • S41.002S - Unspecified open wound of left shoulder, sequela
  • S41.009 - Unspecified open wound of unspecified shoulder
  • S41.009A - Unspecified open wound of unspecified shoulder, initial encounter
  • S41.009D - Unspecified open wound of unspecified shoulder, subsequent encounter
  • S41.009S - Unspecified open wound of unspecified shoulder, sequela
  • S41.01 - Laceration without foreign body of shoulder
  • S41.011 - Laceration without foreign body of right shoulder
  • S41.011A - Laceration without foreign body of right shoulder, initial encounter
  • S41.011D - Laceration without foreign body of right shoulder, subsequent encounter
  • S41.011S - Laceration without foreign body of right shoulder, sequela
  • S41.012 - Laceration without foreign body of left shoulder
  • S41.012A - Laceration without foreign body of left shoulder, initial encounter
  • S41.012D - Laceration without foreign body of left shoulder, subsequent encounter
  • S41.012S - Laceration without foreign body of left shoulder, sequela
  • S41.019 - Laceration without foreign body of unspecified shoulder
  • S41.019A - Laceration without foreign body of unspecified shoulder, initial encounter
  • S41.019D - Laceration without foreign body of unspecified shoulder, subsequent encounter
  • S41.019S - Laceration without foreign body of unspecified shoulder, sequela
  • S41.02 - Laceration with foreign body of shoulder
  • S41.021 - Laceration with foreign body of right shoulder
  • S41.021A - Laceration with foreign body of right shoulder, initial encounter
  • S41.021D - Laceration with foreign body of right shoulder, subsequent encounter
  • S41.021S - Laceration with foreign body of right shoulder, sequela
  • S41.022 - Laceration with foreign body of left shoulder
  • S41.022A - Laceration with foreign body of left shoulder, initial encounter
  • S41.022D - Laceration with foreign body of left shoulder, subsequent encounter
  • S41.022S - Laceration with foreign body of left shoulder, sequela
  • S41.029 - Laceration with foreign body of unspecified shoulder
  • S41.029A - Laceration with foreign body of unspecified shoulder, initial encounter
  • S41.029D - Laceration with foreign body of unspecified shoulder, subsequent encounter
  • S41.029S - Laceration with foreign body of unspecified shoulder, sequela
  • S41.03 - Puncture wound without foreign body of shoulder
  • S41.031 - Puncture wound without foreign body of right shoulder
  • S41.031A - Puncture wound without foreign body of right shoulder, initial encounter
  • S41.031D - Puncture wound without foreign body of right shoulder, subsequent encounter
  • S41.031S - Puncture wound without foreign body of right shoulder, sequela
  • S41.032 - Puncture wound without foreign body of left shoulder
  • S41.032A - Puncture wound without foreign body of left shoulder, initial encounter
  • S41.032D - Puncture wound without foreign body of left shoulder, subsequent encounter
  • S41.032S - Puncture wound without foreign body of left shoulder, sequela
  • S41.039 - Puncture wound without foreign body of unspecified shoulder
  • S41.039A - Puncture wound without foreign body of unspecified shoulder, initial encounter
  • S41.039D - Puncture wound without foreign body of unspecified shoulder, subsequent encounter
  • S41.039S - Puncture wound without foreign body of unspecified shoulder, sequela
  • S41.04 - Puncture wound with foreign body of shoulder
  • S41.041 - Puncture wound with foreign body of right shoulder
  • S41.041A - Puncture wound with foreign body of right shoulder, initial encounter
  • S41.041D - Puncture wound with foreign body of right shoulder, subsequent encounter
  • S41.041S - Puncture wound with foreign body of right shoulder, sequela
  • S41.042 - Puncture wound with foreign body of left shoulder
  • S41.042A - Puncture wound with foreign body of left shoulder, initial encounter
  • S41.042D - Puncture wound with foreign body of left shoulder, subsequent encounter
  • S41.042S - Puncture wound with foreign body of left shoulder, sequela
  • S41.049 - Puncture wound with foreign body of unspecified shoulder
  • S41.049A - Puncture wound with foreign body of unspecified shoulder, initial encounter
  • S41.049D - Puncture wound with foreign body of unspecified shoulder, subsequent encounter
  • S41.049S - Puncture wound with foreign body of unspecified shoulder, sequela
  • S41.05 - Open bite of shoulder
  • S41.051 - Open bite of right shoulder
  • S41.051A - Open bite of right shoulder, initial encounter
  • S41.051D - Open bite of right shoulder, subsequent encounter
  • S41.051S - Open bite of right shoulder, sequela
  • S41.052 - Open bite of left shoulder
  • S41.052A - Open bite of left shoulder, initial encounter
  • S41.052D - Open bite of left shoulder, subsequent encounter
  • S41.052S - Open bite of left shoulder, sequela
  • S41.059 - Open bite of unspecified shoulder
  • S41.059A - Open bite of unspecified shoulder, initial encounter
  • S41.059D - Open bite of unspecified shoulder, subsequent encounter
  • S41.059S - Open bite of unspecified shoulder, sequela

Information for Patients


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.

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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)