ICD-10-CM Code S57.0

Crushing injury of elbow

Version 2021 Non-Billable Code

Not Valid for Submission

S57.0 is a "header" nonspecific and non-billable code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of crushing injury of elbow. The code is NOT valid for the year 2021 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions.

ICD-10:S57.0
Short Description:Crushing injury of elbow
Long Description:Crushing injury of elbow

Consider the following ICD-10 codes with a higher level of specificity:

  • S57.00 - Crushing injury of unspecified elbow
  • S57.00XA - Crushing injury of unspecified elbow, initial encounter
  • S57.00XD - Crushing injury of unspecified elbow, subsequent encounter
  • S57.00XS - Crushing injury of unspecified elbow, sequela
  • S57.01 - Crushing injury of right elbow
  • S57.01XA - Crushing injury of right elbow, initial encounter
  • S57.01XD - Crushing injury of right elbow, subsequent encounter
  • S57.01XS - Crushing injury of right elbow, sequela
  • S57.02 - Crushing injury of left elbow
  • S57.02XA - Crushing injury of left elbow, initial encounter
  • S57.02XD - Crushing injury of left elbow, subsequent encounter
  • S57.02XS - Crushing injury of left elbow, 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 S57.0 are found in the index:


Code Classification

  • Injury, poisoning and certain other consequences of external causes (S00–T98)
    • Injuries to the elbow and forearm (S50-S59)
      • Crushing injury of elbow and forearm (S57)

Code History

  • FY 2016 - New Code, effective from 10/1/2015 through 9/30/2016
    (First year ICD-10-CM implemented into the HIPAA code set)
  • FY 2017 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2016 through 9/30/2017
  • FY 2018 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2017 through 9/30/2018
  • FY 2019 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2018 through 9/30/2019
  • FY 2020 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2019 through 9/30/2020
  • FY 2021 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2020 through 9/30/2021

Information for Patients


Elbow Injuries and Disorders

Your elbow joint is made up of bone, cartilage, ligaments and fluid. Muscles and tendons help the elbow joint move. When any of these structures is hurt or diseased, you have elbow problems.

Many things can make your elbow hurt. A common cause is tendinitis, an inflammation or injury to the tendons that attach muscle to bone. Tendinitis of the elbow is a sports injury, often from playing tennis or golf. You may also get tendinitis from overuse of the elbow.

Other causes of elbow pain include sprains, strains, fractures, dislocations, bursitis and arthritis. Treatment depends on the cause.

  • Elbow pain (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Elbow replacement (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Elbow sprain -- aftercare (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Medial epicondylitis - golfer's elbow (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Nursemaid's elbow (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Tennis elbow (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Tennis elbow surgery (Medical Encyclopedia)

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