2022 ICD-10-CM Code S45.39

Other specified injury of superficial vein at shoulder and upper arm level

Version 2021

Not Valid for Submission

ICD-10:S45.39
Short Description:Inj superficial vein at shoulder and upper arm level
Long Description:Other specified injury of superficial vein at shoulder and upper arm level

Code Classification

  • Injury, poisoning and certain other consequences of external causes (S00–T98)
    • Injuries to the shoulder and upper arm (S40-S49)
      • Injury of blood vessels at shoulder and upper arm level (S45)

S45.39 is a non-specific and non-billable diagnosis code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of other specified injury of superficial vein at shoulder and upper arm level. The code is not specific and is NOT valid for the year 2022 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.

Coding Guidelines

The appropriate 7th character is to be added to each code from block Injury of blood vessels at shoulder and upper arm level (S45). Use the following options for the aplicable episode of care:

Specific Coding for Inj superficial vein at shoulder and upper arm level

Non-specific codes like S45.39 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 inj superficial vein at shoulder and upper arm level:

  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - S45.391 for Other specified injury of superficial vein at shoulder and upper arm level, right arm
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S45.391A for initial encounter
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S45.391D for subsequent encounter
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S45.391S for sequela
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - S45.392 for Other specified injury of superficial vein at shoulder and upper arm level, left arm
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S45.392A for initial encounter
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S45.392D for subsequent encounter
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S45.392S for sequela
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - S45.399 for Other specified injury of superficial vein at shoulder and upper arm level, unspecified arm
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S45.399A for initial encounter
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S45.399D for subsequent encounter
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S45.399S for sequela

Index to Diseases and Injuries

The Index to Diseases and Injuries is an alphabetical listing of medical terms, with each term mapped to one or more ICD-10 code(s). The following references for the code S45.39 are found in the index:

Information for Patients


Arm Injuries and Disorders

Of the 206 bones in your body, three of them are in your arm: the humerus, radius, and ulna. Your arms are also made up of muscles, joints, tendons, and other connective tissue. Injuries to any of these parts of the arm can occur during sports, a fall, or an accident.

Types of arm injuries include

You may also have problems or injure specific parts of your arm, such as your hand, wrist, elbow, or shoulder.


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Shoulder Injuries and Disorders

Your shoulder joint is composed of three bones: the clavicle (collarbone), the scapula (shoulder blade), and the humerus (upper arm bone). Your shoulders are the most movable joints in your body. They can also be unstable because the ball of the upper arm is larger than the shoulder socket that holds it. To remain in a stable or normal position, the shoulder must be anchored by muscles, tendons, and ligaments.

Because your shoulder can be unstable, it can be easily injured. Common problems include

Health care providers diagnose shoulder problems by using your medical history, a physical exam, and imaging tests.

Often, the first treatment for shoulder problems is RICE. This stands for Rest, Ice, Compression, and Elevation. Other treatments include exercise and medicines to reduce pain and swelling. If those don't work, you may need surgery.

NIH: National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases


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Vascular Diseases

What are vascular diseases?

Your vascular system is your body's network of blood vessels. It includes your

Vascular diseases are conditions which affect your vascular system. They are common and can be serious. Some types include

What causes vascular diseases?

The causes of vascular diseases depend on the specific disease. These causes include

Sometimes the cause is unknown.

Who is at risk for vascular diseases?

The risk factors for vascular diseases can vary, depending on the specific disease. But some of the more common risk factors include

What are the symptoms of vascular diseases?

The symptoms for each disease are different.

How are vascular diseases diagnosed?

To make a diagnosis, your health care provider will do a physical exam and ask about your symptoms and medical history. You may have imaging tests and/or blood tests.

How are vascular diseases treated?

Which treatment you get depends on which vascular disease you have and how severe it is. Types of treatments for vascular diseases include

Can vascular diseases be prevented?

There are steps you can take to help prevent vascular diseases:


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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)