ICD-10-CM Code S63.3

Traumatic rupture of ligament of wrist

Version 2021 Non-Billable Code

Not Valid for Submission

S63.3 is a "header" nonspecific and non-billable code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of traumatic rupture of ligament of wrist. The code is NOT valid for the year 2021 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions.

ICD-10:S63.3
Short Description:Traumatic rupture of ligament of wrist
Long Description:Traumatic rupture of ligament of wrist

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

  • S63.30 - Traumatic rupture of unspecified ligament of wrist
  • S63.301 - Traumatic rupture of unspecified ligament of right wrist
  • S63.301A - Traumatic rupture of unspecified ligament of right wrist, initial encounter
  • S63.301D - Traumatic rupture of unspecified ligament of right wrist, subsequent encounter
  • S63.301S - Traumatic rupture of unspecified ligament of right wrist, sequela
  • S63.302 - Traumatic rupture of unspecified ligament of left wrist
  • S63.302A - Traumatic rupture of unspecified ligament of left wrist, initial encounter
  • S63.302D - Traumatic rupture of unspecified ligament of left wrist, subsequent encounter
  • S63.302S - Traumatic rupture of unspecified ligament of left wrist, sequela
  • S63.309 - Traumatic rupture of unspecified ligament of unspecified wrist
  • S63.309A - Traumatic rupture of unspecified ligament of unspecified wrist, initial encounter
  • S63.309D - Traumatic rupture of unspecified ligament of unspecified wrist, subsequent encounter
  • S63.309S - Traumatic rupture of unspecified ligament of unspecified wrist, sequela
  • S63.31 - Traumatic rupture of collateral ligament of wrist
  • S63.311 - Traumatic rupture of collateral ligament of right wrist
  • S63.311A - Traumatic rupture of collateral ligament of right wrist, initial encounter
  • S63.311D - Traumatic rupture of collateral ligament of right wrist, subsequent encounter
  • S63.311S - Traumatic rupture of collateral ligament of right wrist, sequela
  • S63.312 - Traumatic rupture of collateral ligament of left wrist
  • S63.312A - Traumatic rupture of collateral ligament of left wrist, initial encounter
  • S63.312D - Traumatic rupture of collateral ligament of left wrist, subsequent encounter
  • S63.312S - Traumatic rupture of collateral ligament of left wrist, sequela
  • S63.319 - Traumatic rupture of collateral ligament of unspecified wrist
  • S63.319A - Traumatic rupture of collateral ligament of unspecified wrist, initial encounter
  • S63.319D - Traumatic rupture of collateral ligament of unspecified wrist, subsequent encounter
  • S63.319S - Traumatic rupture of collateral ligament of unspecified wrist, sequela
  • S63.32 - Traumatic rupture of radiocarpal ligament
  • S63.321 - Traumatic rupture of right radiocarpal ligament
  • S63.321A - Traumatic rupture of right radiocarpal ligament, initial encounter
  • S63.321D - Traumatic rupture of right radiocarpal ligament, subsequent encounter
  • S63.321S - Traumatic rupture of right radiocarpal ligament, sequela
  • S63.322 - Traumatic rupture of left radiocarpal ligament
  • S63.322A - Traumatic rupture of left radiocarpal ligament, initial encounter
  • S63.322D - Traumatic rupture of left radiocarpal ligament, subsequent encounter
  • S63.322S - Traumatic rupture of left radiocarpal ligament, sequela
  • S63.329 - Traumatic rupture of unspecified radiocarpal ligament
  • S63.329A - Traumatic rupture of unspecified radiocarpal ligament, initial encounter
  • S63.329D - Traumatic rupture of unspecified radiocarpal ligament, subsequent encounter
  • S63.329S - Traumatic rupture of unspecified radiocarpal ligament, sequela
  • S63.33 - Traumatic rupture of ulnocarpal (palmar) ligament
  • S63.331 - Traumatic rupture of right ulnocarpal (palmar) ligament
  • S63.331A - Traumatic rupture of right ulnocarpal (palmar) ligament, initial encounter
  • S63.331D - Traumatic rupture of right ulnocarpal (palmar) ligament, subsequent encounter
  • S63.331S - Traumatic rupture of right ulnocarpal (palmar) ligament, sequela
  • S63.332 - Traumatic rupture of left ulnocarpal (palmar) ligament
  • S63.332A - Traumatic rupture of left ulnocarpal (palmar) ligament, initial encounter
  • S63.332D - Traumatic rupture of left ulnocarpal (palmar) ligament, subsequent encounter
  • S63.332S - Traumatic rupture of left ulnocarpal (palmar) ligament, sequela
  • S63.339 - Traumatic rupture of unspecified ulnocarpal (palmar) ligament
  • S63.339A - Traumatic rupture of unspecified ulnocarpal (palmar) ligament, initial encounter
  • S63.339D - Traumatic rupture of unspecified ulnocarpal (palmar) ligament, subsequent encounter
  • S63.339S - Traumatic rupture of unspecified ulnocarpal (palmar) ligament, sequela
  • S63.39 - Traumatic rupture of other ligament of wrist
  • S63.391 - Traumatic rupture of other ligament of right wrist
  • S63.391A - Traumatic rupture of other ligament of right wrist, initial encounter
  • S63.391D - Traumatic rupture of other ligament of right wrist, subsequent encounter
  • S63.391S - Traumatic rupture of other ligament of right wrist, sequela
  • S63.392 - Traumatic rupture of other ligament of left wrist
  • S63.392A - Traumatic rupture of other ligament of left wrist, initial encounter
  • S63.392D - Traumatic rupture of other ligament of left wrist, subsequent encounter
  • S63.392S - Traumatic rupture of other ligament of left wrist, sequela
  • S63.399 - Traumatic rupture of other ligament of unspecified wrist
  • S63.399A - Traumatic rupture of other ligament of unspecified wrist, initial encounter
  • S63.399D - Traumatic rupture of other ligament of unspecified wrist, subsequent encounter
  • S63.399S - Traumatic rupture of other ligament 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)
      • Dislocation and sprain of joints and ligaments at wrs/hnd lv (S63)

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


Sprains and Strains

A sprain is a stretched or torn ligament. Ligaments are tissues that connect bones at a joint. Falling, twisting, or getting hit can all cause a sprain. Ankle and wrist sprains are common. Symptoms include pain, swelling, bruising, and being unable to move your joint. You might feel a pop or tear when the injury happens.

A strain is a stretched or torn muscle or tendon. Tendons are tissues that connect muscle to bone. Twisting or pulling these tissues can cause a strain. Strains can happen suddenly or develop over time. Back and hamstring muscle strains are common. Many people get strains playing sports. Symptoms include pain, muscle spasms, swelling, and trouble moving the muscle.

At first, treatment of both sprains and strains usually involves resting the injured area, icing it, wearing a bandage or device that compresses the area, and medicines. Later treatment might include exercise and physical therapy.

NIH: National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases

  • Ankle sprain - aftercare (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Elbow sprain -- aftercare (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Foot sprain - aftercare (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Hamstring strain - aftercare (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Hip flexor strain -- aftercare (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Sprains (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Strains (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Tendon repair (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Wrist sprain - aftercare (Medical Encyclopedia)

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Wrist Injuries and Disorders

Your wrist is made up of eight small bones known as carpals. They support a tube that runs through your wrist. That tube, called the carpal tunnel, has tendons and a nerve inside. It is covered by a ligament, which holds it in place.

Wrist pain is common. Repetitive motion can damage your wrist. Everyday activities like typing, racquet sports or sewing can cause pain, or even carpal tunnel syndrome. Wrist pain with bruising and swelling can be a sign of injury. The signs of a possible fracture include misshapen joints and inability to move your wrist. Some wrist fractures are a result of osteoporosis.

Other common causes of pain are

  • Sprains and strains
  • Tendinitis
  • Arthritis
  • Gout and pseudogout
  • Colles wrist fracture - aftercare (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • De Quervain tendinitis (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Wrist arthroscopy (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Wrist pain (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Wrist sprain - aftercare (Medical Encyclopedia)

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