2022 ICD-10-CM Code S46.32

Laceration of muscle, fascia and tendon of triceps

Version 2021

Not Valid for Submission

ICD-10:S46.32
Short Description:Laceration of muscle, fascia and tendon of triceps
Long Description:Laceration of muscle, fascia and tendon of triceps

Code Classification

  • Injury, poisoning and certain other consequences of external causes (S00–T98)
    • Injuries to the shoulder and upper arm (S40-S49)
      • Injury of muscle, fascia and tendon at shldr/up arm (S46)

S46.32 is a non-specific and non-billable diagnosis code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of laceration of muscle, fascia and tendon of triceps. 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 muscle, fascia and tendon at shldr/up arm (S46). Use the following options for the aplicable episode of care:

Specific Coding for Laceration of muscle, fascia and tendon of triceps

Non-specific codes like S46.32 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 laceration of muscle, fascia and tendon of triceps:

  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - S46.321 for Laceration of muscle, fascia and tendon of triceps, right arm
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S46.321A for initial encounter
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S46.321D for subsequent encounter
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S46.321S for sequela
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - S46.322 for Laceration of muscle, fascia and tendon of triceps, left arm
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S46.322A for initial encounter
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S46.322D for subsequent encounter
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S46.322S for sequela
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - S46.329 for Laceration of muscle, fascia and tendon of triceps, unspecified arm
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S46.329A for initial encounter
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S46.329D for subsequent encounter
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S46.329S 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 S46.32 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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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


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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)