ICD-10-CM Code S59.81

Other specified injuries of forearm

Version 2021 Non-Billable Code

Not Valid for Submission

S59.81 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 forearm. The code is NOT valid for the year 2021 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions.

ICD-10:S59.81
Short Description:Other specified injuries of forearm
Long Description:Other specified injuries of forearm

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

  • 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

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 S59.81 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)
      • 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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