ICD-10-CM Code S61.5

Open wound of wrist

Version 2021 Non-Billable Code

Not Valid for Submission

S61.5 is a "header" nonspecific and non-billable code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of open wound of wrist. The code is NOT valid for the year 2021 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions.

ICD-10:S61.5
Short Description:Open wound of wrist
Long Description:Open wound of wrist

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

  • S61.50 - Unspecified open wound of wrist
  • S61.501 - Unspecified open wound of right wrist
  • S61.501A - Unspecified open wound of right wrist, initial encounter
  • S61.501D - Unspecified open wound of right wrist, subsequent encounter
  • S61.501S - Unspecified open wound of right wrist, sequela
  • S61.502 - Unspecified open wound of left wrist
  • S61.502A - Unspecified open wound of left wrist, initial encounter
  • S61.502D - Unspecified open wound of left wrist, subsequent encounter
  • S61.502S - Unspecified open wound of left wrist, sequela
  • S61.509 - Unspecified open wound of unspecified wrist
  • S61.509A - Unspecified open wound of unspecified wrist, initial encounter
  • S61.509D - Unspecified open wound of unspecified wrist, subsequent encounter
  • S61.509S - Unspecified open wound of unspecified wrist, sequela
  • S61.51 - Laceration without foreign body of wrist
  • S61.511 - Laceration without foreign body of right wrist
  • S61.511A - Laceration without foreign body of right wrist, initial encounter
  • S61.511D - Laceration without foreign body of right wrist, subsequent encounter
  • S61.511S - Laceration without foreign body of right wrist, sequela
  • S61.512 - Laceration without foreign body of left wrist
  • S61.512A - Laceration without foreign body of left wrist, initial encounter
  • S61.512D - Laceration without foreign body of left wrist, subsequent encounter
  • S61.512S - Laceration without foreign body of left wrist, sequela
  • S61.519 - Laceration without foreign body of unspecified wrist
  • S61.519A - Laceration without foreign body of unspecified wrist, initial encounter
  • S61.519D - Laceration without foreign body of unspecified wrist, subsequent encounter
  • S61.519S - Laceration without foreign body of unspecified wrist, sequela
  • S61.52 - Laceration with foreign body of wrist
  • S61.521 - Laceration with foreign body of right wrist
  • S61.521A - Laceration with foreign body of right wrist, initial encounter
  • S61.521D - Laceration with foreign body of right wrist, subsequent encounter
  • S61.521S - Laceration with foreign body of right wrist, sequela
  • S61.522 - Laceration with foreign body of left wrist
  • S61.522A - Laceration with foreign body of left wrist, initial encounter
  • S61.522D - Laceration with foreign body of left wrist, subsequent encounter
  • S61.522S - Laceration with foreign body of left wrist, sequela
  • S61.529 - Laceration with foreign body of unspecified wrist
  • S61.529A - Laceration with foreign body of unspecified wrist, initial encounter
  • S61.529D - Laceration with foreign body of unspecified wrist, subsequent encounter
  • S61.529S - Laceration with foreign body of unspecified wrist, sequela
  • S61.53 - Puncture wound without foreign body of wrist
  • S61.531 - Puncture wound without foreign body of right wrist
  • S61.531A - Puncture wound without foreign body of right wrist, initial encounter
  • S61.531D - Puncture wound without foreign body of right wrist, subsequent encounter
  • S61.531S - Puncture wound without foreign body of right wrist, sequela
  • S61.532 - Puncture wound without foreign body of left wrist
  • S61.532A - Puncture wound without foreign body of left wrist, initial encounter
  • S61.532D - Puncture wound without foreign body of left wrist, subsequent encounter
  • S61.532S - Puncture wound without foreign body of left wrist, sequela
  • S61.539 - Puncture wound without foreign body of unspecified wrist
  • S61.539A - Puncture wound without foreign body of unspecified wrist, initial encounter
  • S61.539D - Puncture wound without foreign body of unspecified wrist, subsequent encounter
  • S61.539S - Puncture wound without foreign body of unspecified wrist, sequela
  • S61.54 - Puncture wound with foreign body of wrist
  • S61.541 - Puncture wound with foreign body of right wrist
  • S61.541A - Puncture wound with foreign body of right wrist, initial encounter
  • S61.541D - Puncture wound with foreign body of right wrist, subsequent encounter
  • S61.541S - Puncture wound with foreign body of right wrist, sequela
  • S61.542 - Puncture wound with foreign body of left wrist
  • S61.542A - Puncture wound with foreign body of left wrist, initial encounter
  • S61.542D - Puncture wound with foreign body of left wrist, subsequent encounter
  • S61.542S - Puncture wound with foreign body of left wrist, sequela
  • S61.549 - Puncture wound with foreign body of unspecified wrist
  • S61.549A - Puncture wound with foreign body of unspecified wrist, initial encounter
  • S61.549D - Puncture wound with foreign body of unspecified wrist, subsequent encounter
  • S61.549S - Puncture wound with foreign body of unspecified wrist, sequela
  • S61.55 - Open bite of wrist
  • S61.551 - Open bite of right wrist
  • S61.551A - Open bite of right wrist, initial encounter
  • S61.551D - Open bite of right wrist, subsequent encounter
  • S61.551S - Open bite of right wrist, sequela
  • S61.552 - Open bite of left wrist
  • S61.552A - Open bite of left wrist, initial encounter
  • S61.552D - Open bite of left wrist, subsequent encounter
  • S61.552S - Open bite of left wrist, sequela
  • S61.559 - Open bite of unspecified wrist
  • S61.559A - Open bite of unspecified wrist, initial encounter
  • S61.559D - Open bite of unspecified wrist, subsequent encounter
  • S61.559S - Open bite of unspecified wrist, 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 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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