2021 ICD-10-CM Code S41.051

Open bite of right shoulder

Version 2021

Not Valid for Submission

S41.051 is a non-specific and non-billable diagnosis code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of open bite of right shoulder. The code is not specific and 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.

The ICD-10-CM code S41.051 might also be used to specify conditions or terms like animal bite of shoulder, dog bite of shoulder, human bite of shoulder, open bite of shoulder region, open bite of shoulder region , open wound of right shoulder due to dog bite, etc.

ICD-10:S41.051
Short Description:Open bite of right shoulder
Long Description:Open bite of right shoulder

Code Classification

Specific Coding for Open bite of right shoulder

Non-specific codes like S41.051 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 bite of right shoulder:

Approximate Synonyms

The following clinical terms are approximate synonyms or lay terms that might be used to identify the correct diagnosis code:

Information for Patients


Animal Bites

Also called: Cat bites, Dog bites

Wild animals usually avoid people. They might attack, however, if they feel threatened, are sick, or are protecting their young or territory. Attacks by pets are more common. Animal bites rarely are life-threatening, but if they become infected, you can develop serious medical problems.

To prevent animal bites and complications from bites

If an animal bites you, clean the wound with soap and water as soon as possible. Get medical attention if necessary.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention


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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)