ICD-10-CM Code S60.44

External constriction of fingers

Version 2021 Non-Billable Code

Not Valid for Submission

S60.44 is a "header" nonspecific and non-billable code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of external constriction of fingers. The code is NOT valid for the year 2021 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions.

ICD-10:S60.44
Short Description:External constriction of fingers
Long Description:External constriction of fingers

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

  • S60.440 - External constriction of right index finger
  • S60.440A - External constriction of right index finger, initial encounter
  • S60.440D - External constriction of right index finger, subsequent encounter
  • S60.440S - External constriction of right index finger, sequela
  • S60.441 - External constriction of left index finger
  • S60.441A - External constriction of left index finger, initial encounter
  • S60.441D - External constriction of left index finger, subsequent encounter
  • S60.441S - External constriction of left index finger, sequela
  • S60.442 - External constriction of right middle finger
  • S60.442A - External constriction of right middle finger, initial encounter
  • S60.442D - External constriction of right middle finger, subsequent encounter
  • S60.442S - External constriction of right middle finger, sequela
  • S60.443 - External constriction of left middle finger
  • S60.443A - External constriction of left middle finger, initial encounter
  • S60.443D - External constriction of left middle finger, subsequent encounter
  • S60.443S - External constriction of left middle finger, sequela
  • S60.444 - External constriction of right ring finger
  • S60.444A - External constriction of right ring finger, initial encounter
  • S60.444D - External constriction of right ring finger, subsequent encounter
  • S60.444S - External constriction of right ring finger, sequela
  • S60.445 - External constriction of left ring finger
  • S60.445A - External constriction of left ring finger, initial encounter
  • S60.445D - External constriction of left ring finger, subsequent encounter
  • S60.445S - External constriction of left ring finger, sequela
  • S60.446 - External constriction of right little finger
  • S60.446A - External constriction of right little finger, initial encounter
  • S60.446D - External constriction of right little finger, subsequent encounter
  • S60.446S - External constriction of right little finger, sequela
  • S60.447 - External constriction of left little finger
  • S60.447A - External constriction of left little finger, initial encounter
  • S60.447D - External constriction of left little finger, subsequent encounter
  • S60.447S - External constriction of left little finger, sequela
  • S60.448 - External constriction of other finger
  • S60.448A - External constriction of other finger, initial encounter
  • S60.448D - External constriction of other finger, subsequent encounter
  • S60.448S - External constriction of other finger, sequela
  • S60.449 - External constriction of unspecified finger
  • S60.449A - External constriction of unspecified finger, initial encounter
  • S60.449D - External constriction of unspecified finger, subsequent encounter
  • S60.449S - External constriction of unspecified finger, 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 S60.44:

Inclusion Terms

Inclusion Terms
These terms are the conditions for which that code is to be used. The terms may be synonyms of the code title, or, in the case of "other specified" codes, the terms are a list of the various conditions assigned to that code. The inclusion terms are not necessarily exhaustive. Additional terms found only in the Alphabetic Index may also be assigned to a code.
  • Hair tourniquet syndrome of finger

Use Additional Code

Use Additional Code
The “use additional code” indicates that a secondary code could be used to further specify the patient’s condition. This note is not mandatory and is only used if enough information is available to assign an additional code.
  • cause code to identify the constricting item W49.0

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 S60.44 are found in the index:


Code Classification

  • Injury, poisoning and certain other consequences of external causes (S00–T98)
    • Injuries to the wrist, hand and fingers (S60-S69)
      • Superficial injury of wrist, hand and fingers (S60)

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


Wounds and Injuries

Also called: Traumatic 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

  • Animal bites
  • Bruises
  • Burns
  • Dislocations
  • Electrical injuries
  • Fractures
  • Sprains and strains
  • Bleeding (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Crush injury (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Cuts and puncture wounds (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Electrical injury (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Gunshot wounds -- aftercare (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • How wounds heal (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Laceration - sutures or staples - at home (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Lacerations - liquid bandage (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Surgical wound care (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Surgical wound infection - treatment (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Wet to dry dressing changes (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Wound care centers (Medical Encyclopedia)

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