ICD-10-CM Code S61.209

Unspecified open wound of unspecified finger without damage to nail

Version 2021 Non-Billable Code

Not Valid for Submission

S61.209 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 finger without damage to nail. The code is NOT valid for the year 2021 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions. The ICD-10-CM code S61.209 might also be used to specify conditions or terms like fracture of base of metacarpal bone other than first metacarpal, fracture of multiple sites of phalanges of hand, knuckle injury, mallet finger with open tendon injury, metal nail wound, metal nail wound of finger, etc

ICD-10:S61.209
Short Description:Unsp open wound of unspecified finger without damage to nail
Long Description:Unspecified open wound of unspecified finger without damage to nail

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

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 S61.209 are found in the index:


Synonyms

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

  • Fracture of base of metacarpal bone other than first metacarpal
  • Fracture of multiple sites of phalanges of hand
  • Knuckle injury
  • Mallet finger with open tendon injury
  • Metal nail wound
  • Metal nail wound of finger
  • Multiple open dislocations of hand
  • Multiple open dislocations of hand
  • Multiple open fractures of hand bones
  • Multiple open fractures of hand bones
  • Multiple traumatic dislocation of finger
  • Nail wound of hand
  • Open dislocation of finger
  • Open dislocation of finger
  • Open dislocation of finger
  • Open dislocation of metacarpophalangeal joint of finger
  • Open division finger ligament
  • Open division, finger, distal interphalangeal joint, radial collateral ligament
  • Open division, finger, distal interphalangeal joint, ulnar collateral ligament
  • Open division, finger, proximal interphalangeal joint, radial collateral ligament
  • Open division, finger, proximal interphalangeal joint, ulnar collateral ligament
  • Open fracture dislocation of digit of hand
  • Open fracture dislocation of proximal interphalangeal joint
  • Open fracture finger metacarpal
  • Open fracture finger metacarpal base
  • Open fracture finger metacarpal head
  • Open fracture finger metacarpal neck
  • Open fracture finger metacarpal, multiple
  • Open fracture finger middle phalanx
  • Open fracture finger middle phalanx, base
  • Open fracture finger middle phalanx, head
  • Open fracture finger middle phalanx, multiple
  • Open fracture finger middle phalanx, neck
  • Open fracture finger middle phalanx, shaft
  • Open fracture finger proximal phalanx
  • Open fracture finger proximal phalanx, base
  • Open fracture finger proximal phalanx, head
  • Open fracture finger proximal phalanx, multiple
  • Open fracture finger proximal phalanx, neck
  • Open fracture finger proximal phalanx, shaft
  • Open fracture of base of metacarpal bone other than first metacarpal
  • Open fracture of distal phalanx of index finger
  • Open fracture of distal phalanx of ring finger
  • Open fracture of multiple sites of metacarpus
  • Open fracture of multiple sites of phalanges of hand
  • Open fracture of neck of metacarpal bone
  • Open fracture of phalanx of finger of left hand
  • Open fracture of phalanx of finger of right hand
  • Open fracture of phalanx of middle finger
  • Open fracture subluxation digit
  • Open fracture subluxation of distal interphalangeal joint
  • Open injury, common digital nerve
  • Open injury, digital nerve in finger
  • Open mallet fracture of distal phalanx of index finger
  • Open mallet fracture of distal phalanx of ring finger
  • Open traumatic dislocation digit
  • Open traumatic dislocation metacarpophalangeal joint
  • Open traumatic dislocation metacarpophalangeal joint
  • Open traumatic dislocation multiple digits
  • Open traumatic dislocation of multiple fingers
  • Open traumatic dislocation, distal interphalangeal joint
  • Open traumatic interphalangeal dislocation
  • Open traumatic subluxation digit
  • Open traumatic subluxation multiple digits
  • Open traumatic subluxation, distal interphalangeal joint
  • Open traumatic subluxation, metacarpophalangeal joint
  • Open traumatic subluxation, proximal interphalangeal joint
  • Open wound of finger
  • Open wound of finger of left hand
  • Open wound of finger of right hand
  • Open wound of finger with complication
  • Open wound of finger with tendon involvement
  • Open wound of finger with tendon involvement
  • Open wound of finger without complication
  • Open wound, finger, multiple
  • Pellet wound of finger
  • Pellet wound of hand
  • Rupture of extensor tendon of finger
  • Subluxation of finger
  • Traumatic amputation fingertip, type 1
  • Traumatic dislocation of metacarpophalangeal joint of finger
  • Traumatic division of finger ligament
  • Traumatic rupture of extensor tendon of finger
  • Wound due to nail device

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 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


Finger Injuries and Disorders

You use your fingers and thumbs to do everything from grasping objects to playing musical instruments to typing. When there is something wrong with them, it can make life difficult. Common problems include

  • Injuries that result in fractures, ruptured ligaments and dislocations
  • Osteoarthritis - wear-and-tear arthritis. It can also cause deformity.
  • Tendinitis - irritation of the tendons
  • Dupuytren's contracture - a hereditary thickening of the tough tissue that lies just below the skin of your palm. It causes the fingers to stiffen and bend.
  • Trigger finger - an irritation of the sheath that surrounds the flexor tendons. It can cause the tendon to catch and release like a trigger.
  • Claw hand (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Clubbing of the fingers or toes (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Finger pain (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Mallet finger - aftercare (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Polydactyly (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Smashed fingers (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Trigger finger (Medical Encyclopedia)

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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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