ICD-10-CM Code S60.9

Unspecified superficial injury of wrist, hand and fingers

Version 2021 Non-Billable Code

Not Valid for Submission

S60.9 is a "header" nonspecific and non-billable code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of unspecified superficial injury of wrist, hand and fingers. The code is NOT valid for the year 2021 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions.

ICD-10:S60.9
Short Description:Unspecified superficial injury of wrist, hand and fingers
Long Description:Unspecified superficial injury of wrist, hand and fingers

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

  • S60.91 - Unspecified superficial injury of wrist
  • S60.911 - Unspecified superficial injury of right wrist
  • S60.911A - Unspecified superficial injury of right wrist, initial encounter
  • S60.911D - Unspecified superficial injury of right wrist, subsequent encounter
  • S60.911S - Unspecified superficial injury of right wrist, sequela
  • S60.912 - Unspecified superficial injury of left wrist
  • S60.912A - Unspecified superficial injury of left wrist, initial encounter
  • S60.912D - Unspecified superficial injury of left wrist, subsequent encounter
  • S60.912S - Unspecified superficial injury of left wrist, sequela
  • S60.919 - Unspecified superficial injury of unspecified wrist
  • S60.919A - Unspecified superficial injury of unspecified wrist, initial encounter
  • S60.919D - Unspecified superficial injury of unspecified wrist, subsequent encounter
  • S60.919S - Unspecified superficial injury of unspecified wrist, sequela
  • S60.92 - Unspecified superficial injury of hand
  • S60.921 - Unspecified superficial injury of right hand
  • S60.921A - Unspecified superficial injury of right hand, initial encounter
  • S60.921D - Unspecified superficial injury of right hand, subsequent encounter
  • S60.921S - Unspecified superficial injury of right hand, sequela
  • S60.922 - Unspecified superficial injury of left hand
  • S60.922A - Unspecified superficial injury of left hand, initial encounter
  • S60.922D - Unspecified superficial injury of left hand, subsequent encounter
  • S60.922S - Unspecified superficial injury of left hand, sequela
  • S60.929 - Unspecified superficial injury of unspecified hand
  • S60.929A - Unspecified superficial injury of unspecified hand, initial encounter
  • S60.929D - Unspecified superficial injury of unspecified hand, subsequent encounter
  • S60.929S - Unspecified superficial injury of unspecified hand, sequela
  • S60.93 - Unspecified superficial injury of thumb
  • S60.931 - Unspecified superficial injury of right thumb
  • S60.931A - Unspecified superficial injury of right thumb, initial encounter
  • S60.931D - Unspecified superficial injury of right thumb, subsequent encounter
  • S60.931S - Unspecified superficial injury of right thumb, sequela
  • S60.932 - Unspecified superficial injury of left thumb
  • S60.932A - Unspecified superficial injury of left thumb, initial encounter
  • S60.932D - Unspecified superficial injury of left thumb, subsequent encounter
  • S60.932S - Unspecified superficial injury of left thumb, sequela
  • S60.939 - Unspecified superficial injury of unspecified thumb
  • S60.939A - Unspecified superficial injury of unspecified thumb, initial encounter
  • S60.939D - Unspecified superficial injury of unspecified thumb, subsequent encounter
  • S60.939S - Unspecified superficial injury of unspecified thumb, sequela
  • S60.94 - Unspecified superficial injury of other fingers
  • S60.940 - Unspecified superficial injury of right index finger
  • S60.940A - Unspecified superficial injury of right index finger, initial encounter
  • S60.940D - Unspecified superficial injury of right index finger, subsequent encounter
  • S60.940S - Unspecified superficial injury of right index finger, sequela
  • S60.941 - Unspecified superficial injury of left index finger
  • S60.941A - Unspecified superficial injury of left index finger, initial encounter
  • S60.941D - Unspecified superficial injury of left index finger, subsequent encounter
  • S60.941S - Unspecified superficial injury of left index finger, sequela
  • S60.942 - Unspecified superficial injury of right middle finger
  • S60.942A - Unspecified superficial injury of right middle finger, initial encounter
  • S60.942D - Unspecified superficial injury of right middle finger, subsequent encounter
  • S60.942S - Unspecified superficial injury of right middle finger, sequela
  • S60.943 - Unspecified superficial injury of left middle finger
  • S60.943A - Unspecified superficial injury of left middle finger, initial encounter
  • S60.943D - Unspecified superficial injury of left middle finger, subsequent encounter
  • S60.943S - Unspecified superficial injury of left middle finger, sequela
  • S60.944 - Unspecified superficial injury of right ring finger
  • S60.944A - Unspecified superficial injury of right ring finger, initial encounter
  • S60.944D - Unspecified superficial injury of right ring finger, subsequent encounter
  • S60.944S - Unspecified superficial injury of right ring finger, sequela
  • S60.945 - Unspecified superficial injury of left ring finger
  • S60.945A - Unspecified superficial injury of left ring finger, initial encounter
  • S60.945D - Unspecified superficial injury of left ring finger, subsequent encounter
  • S60.945S - Unspecified superficial injury of left ring finger, sequela
  • S60.946 - Unspecified superficial injury of right little finger
  • S60.946A - Unspecified superficial injury of right little finger, initial encounter
  • S60.946D - Unspecified superficial injury of right little finger, subsequent encounter
  • S60.946S - Unspecified superficial injury of right little finger, sequela
  • S60.947 - Unspecified superficial injury of left little finger
  • S60.947A - Unspecified superficial injury of left little finger, initial encounter
  • S60.947D - Unspecified superficial injury of left little finger, subsequent encounter
  • S60.947S - Unspecified superficial injury of left little finger, sequela
  • S60.948 - Unspecified superficial injury of other finger
  • S60.948A - Unspecified superficial injury of other finger, initial encounter
  • S60.948D - Unspecified superficial injury of other finger, subsequent encounter
  • S60.948S - Unspecified superficial injury of other finger, sequela
  • S60.949 - Unspecified superficial injury of unspecified finger
  • S60.949A - Unspecified superficial injury of unspecified finger, initial encounter
  • S60.949D - Unspecified superficial injury of unspecified finger, subsequent encounter
  • S60.949S - Unspecified superficial injury of unspecified finger, sequela

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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