ICD-10 Code S61.009

Unspecified open wound of unspecified thumb without damage to nail

Version 2019 Non-Billable Code

Not Valid for Submission

S61.009 is a "header" nonspecific and non-billable code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of unspecified open wound of unspecified thumb without damage to nail. The code is NOT valid for the year 2020 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions.

ICD-10: S61.009
Short Description:Unsp open wound of unspecified thumb without damage to nail
Long Description:Unspecified open wound of unspecified thumb without damage to nail

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

  • S61.009A - Unspecified open wound of unspecified thumb without damage to nail, initial encounter
  • S61.009D - Unspecified open wound of unspecified thumb without damage to nail, subsequent encounter
  • S61.009S - Unspecified open wound of unspecified thumb without damage to nail, sequela

Code Classification

  • Injury, poisoning and certain other consequences of external causes (S00–T98)
    • Injuries to the wrist, hand and fingers (S60-S69)
      • Open wound of wrist, hand and fingers (S61)

Code History

  • FY 2016 - New Code, effective from 10/1/2015 through 9/30/2016
    (first year ICD-10-CM implemented into the HIPAA mandated 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

Information for Medical Professionals

Synonyms

The following clinical terms are approximate synonyms or lay terms that might be used to identify the correct diagnosis code:

  • Acquired deformity of the thumb
  • Acquired deformity of the thumb
  • Bennett's fracture
  • Crush injury of thumb
  • Foreign body in thumb
  • Fracture dislocation of thumb
  • Fracture subluxation of thumb
  • Glass in hand
  • Glass in thumb
  • Injury of extensor tendon of hand
  • Mallet thumb with open tendon injury
  • Open Bennett's fracture
  • Open crush injury, thumb
  • Open dislocation of interphalangeal joint of hand
  • Open dislocation of interphalangeal joint of hand
  • Open dislocation of interphalangeal joint of hand
  • Open dislocation of metacarpophalangeal joint of thumb
  • Open dislocation of thumb
  • Open dislocation of thumb
  • Open dislocation of thumb
  • Open division thumb ligament
  • Open division, thumb, interphalangeal joint, radial collateral ligament
  • Open division, thumb, interphalangeal joint, ulnar collateral ligament
  • Open division, thumb, metacarpophalangeal joint, radial collateral ligament
  • Open division, thumb, metacarpophalangeal joint, ulnar collateral ligament
  • Open fracture dislocation of digit of hand
  • Open fracture dislocation of digit of hand
  • Open fracture dislocation of interphalangeal joint of thumb
  • Open fracture finger metacarpal head
  • Open fracture of base of thumb
  • Open fracture of phalanx of thumb
  • Open fracture of thumb metacarpal
  • Open fracture subluxation digit
  • Open fracture subluxation of carpometacarpal joint
  • Open fracture subluxation of interphalangeal joint of thumb
  • Open fracture thumb distal phalanx
  • Open fracture thumb distal phalanx, base
  • Open fracture thumb distal phalanx, mallet
  • Open fracture thumb distal phalanx, shaft
  • Open fracture thumb distal phalanx, tuft
  • Open fracture thumb metacarpal head
  • Open fracture thumb metacarpal neck
  • Open fracture thumb proximal phalanx
  • Open fracture thumb proximal phalanx, base
  • Open fracture thumb proximal phalanx, head
  • Open fracture thumb proximal phalanx, neck
  • Open fracture thumb proximal phalanx, shaft
  • Open traumatic dislocation carpometacarpal joint
  • Open traumatic dislocation metacarpophalangeal joint
  • Open traumatic dislocation, interphalangeal joint,thumb
  • Open traumatic dislocation, interphalangeal joint,thumb
  • Open traumatic dislocation, interphalangeal joint,thumb
  • Open traumatic subluxation digit
  • Open traumatic subluxation digit
  • Open traumatic subluxation digit
  • Open traumatic subluxation, interphalangeal joint thumb
  • Open traumatic subluxation, interphalangeal joint thumb
  • Open wound of thumb
  • Open wound of thumb with complication
  • Open wound of thumb with tendon involvement
  • Open wound of thumb without complication
  • Open wound of wrist with tendon involvement
  • Pellet wound of hand
  • Pellet wound of thumb
  • Rupture of extensor pollicis longus
  • Rupture of extensor pollicis longus
  • Rupture of extensor tendon of thumb
  • Rupture of extensor tendon of thumb
  • Rupture of tendon of thumb
  • Rupture of tendon of thumb
  • Rupture of tendon of wrist and hand
  • Rupture of tendon of wrist and hand
  • Subluxation of thumb
  • Subluxation of thumb
  • Subluxation of thumb
  • Traumatic amputation thumb tip, type 1
  • Traumatic dislocation of carpometacarpal joint of thumb
  • Traumatic dislocation of interphalangeal joint of thumb
  • Traumatic dislocation of interphalangeal joint of thumb
  • Traumatic dislocation of interphalangeal joint of thumb
  • Traumatic dislocation of metacarpophalangeal joint of thumb
  • Traumatic division of thumb ligament

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 S61.009 are found in the index:


Information for Patients


Wounds and 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

[Learn More]

ICD-10 Footnotes

General Equivalence Map Definitions
The ICD-10 and ICD-9 GEMs are used to facilitate linking between the diagnosis codes in ICD-9-CM and the new ICD-10-CM code set. The GEMs are the raw material from which providers, health information vendors and payers can derive specific applied mappings to meet their needs.

  • Approximate Flag - The approximate flag is on, indicating that the relationship between the code in the source system and the code in the target system is an approximate equivalent.
  • No Map Flag - The no map flag indicates that a code in the source system is not linked to any code in the target system.
  • Combination Flag - The combination flag indicates that more than one code in the target system is required to satisfy the full equivalent meaning of a code in the source system.