ICD-10-CM Code S59.8

Other specified injuries of elbow and forearm

Version 2021 Non-Billable Code

Not Valid for Submission

S59.8 is a "header" nonspecific and non-billable code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of other specified injuries of elbow and forearm. The code is NOT valid for the year 2021 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions.

ICD-10:S59.8
Short Description:Other specified injuries of elbow and forearm
Long Description:Other specified injuries of elbow and forearm

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

  • S59.80 - Other specified injuries of elbow
  • S59.801 - Other specified injuries of right elbow
  • S59.801A - Other specified injuries of right elbow, initial encounter
  • S59.801D - Other specified injuries of right elbow, subsequent encounter
  • S59.801S - Other specified injuries of right elbow, sequela
  • S59.802 - Other specified injuries of left elbow
  • S59.802A - Other specified injuries of left elbow, initial encounter
  • S59.802D - Other specified injuries of left elbow, subsequent encounter
  • S59.802S - Other specified injuries of left elbow, sequela
  • S59.809 - Other specified injuries of unspecified elbow
  • S59.809A - Other specified injuries of unspecified elbow, initial encounter
  • S59.809D - Other specified injuries of unspecified elbow, subsequent encounter
  • S59.809S - Other specified injuries of unspecified elbow, sequela
  • S59.81 - Other specified injuries of forearm
  • S59.811 - Other specified injuries right forearm
  • S59.811A - Other specified injuries right forearm, initial encounter
  • S59.811D - Other specified injuries right forearm, subsequent encounter
  • S59.811S - Other specified injuries right forearm, sequela
  • S59.812 - Other specified injuries left forearm
  • S59.812A - Other specified injuries left forearm, initial encounter
  • S59.812D - Other specified injuries left forearm, subsequent encounter
  • S59.812S - Other specified injuries left forearm, sequela
  • S59.819 - Other specified injuries unspecified forearm
  • S59.819A - Other specified injuries unspecified forearm, initial encounter
  • S59.819D - Other specified injuries unspecified forearm, subsequent encounter
  • S59.819S - Other specified injuries unspecified forearm, sequela

Tabular List of Diseases and Injuries

The Tabular List of Diseases and Injuries is a list of ICD-10 codes, organized "head to toe" into chapters and sections with guidance for inclusions, exclusions, descriptions and more. The following references are applicable to the code S59.8:

7th Character Note

7th Character Note
Certain ICD-10-CM categories have applicable 7th characters. The applicable 7th character is required for all codes within the category, or as the notes in the Tabular List instruct. The 7th character must always be the 7th character in the data field. If a code that requires a 7th character is not 6 characters, a placeholder X must be used to fill in the empty characters.
  • The appropriate 7th character is to be added to each code in subcategory S59.8

7th Character

7th Character
Indicates that a seventh character is to be assigned to codes in a subcategory.
  • A - initial encounter
  • D - subsequent encounter
  • S - sequela

Code Classification

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

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


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

  • Tendinitis and bursitis
  • Sprains
  • Dislocations
  • Broken bones
  • Nerve problems
  • Osteoarthritis

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

  • Arm CT scan (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Brachial plexopathy (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Radial head fracture - aftercare (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Radial nerve dysfunction (Medical Encyclopedia)

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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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