ICD-10-CM Code S63.6

Other and unspecified sprain of finger(s)

Version 2021 Non-Billable Code

Not Valid for Submission

S63.6 is a "header" nonspecific and non-billable code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of other and unspecified sprain of finger(s). The code is NOT valid for the year 2021 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions.

ICD-10:S63.6
Short Description:Other and unspecified sprain of finger(s)
Long Description:Other and unspecified sprain of finger(s)

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

  • S63.60 - Unspecified sprain of thumb
  • S63.601 - Unspecified sprain of right thumb
  • S63.601A - Unspecified sprain of right thumb, initial encounter
  • S63.601D - Unspecified sprain of right thumb, subsequent encounter
  • S63.601S - Unspecified sprain of right thumb, sequela
  • S63.602 - Unspecified sprain of left thumb
  • S63.602A - Unspecified sprain of left thumb, initial encounter
  • S63.602D - Unspecified sprain of left thumb, subsequent encounter
  • S63.602S - Unspecified sprain of left thumb, sequela
  • S63.609 - Unspecified sprain of unspecified thumb
  • S63.609A - Unspecified sprain of unspecified thumb, initial encounter
  • S63.609D - Unspecified sprain of unspecified thumb, subsequent encounter
  • S63.609S - Unspecified sprain of unspecified thumb, sequela
  • S63.61 - Unspecified sprain of other and unspecified finger(s)
  • S63.610 - Unspecified sprain of right index finger
  • S63.610A - Unspecified sprain of right index finger, initial encounter
  • S63.610D - Unspecified sprain of right index finger, subsequent encounter
  • S63.610S - Unspecified sprain of right index finger, sequela
  • S63.611 - Unspecified sprain of left index finger
  • S63.611A - Unspecified sprain of left index finger, initial encounter
  • S63.611D - Unspecified sprain of left index finger, subsequent encounter
  • S63.611S - Unspecified sprain of left index finger, sequela
  • S63.612 - Unspecified sprain of right middle finger
  • S63.612A - Unspecified sprain of right middle finger, initial encounter
  • S63.612D - Unspecified sprain of right middle finger, subsequent encounter
  • S63.612S - Unspecified sprain of right middle finger, sequela
  • S63.613 - Unspecified sprain of left middle finger
  • S63.613A - Unspecified sprain of left middle finger, initial encounter
  • S63.613D - Unspecified sprain of left middle finger, subsequent encounter
  • S63.613S - Unspecified sprain of left middle finger, sequela
  • S63.614 - Unspecified sprain of right ring finger
  • S63.614A - Unspecified sprain of right ring finger, initial encounter
  • S63.614D - Unspecified sprain of right ring finger, subsequent encounter
  • S63.614S - Unspecified sprain of right ring finger, sequela
  • S63.615 - Unspecified sprain of left ring finger
  • S63.615A - Unspecified sprain of left ring finger, initial encounter
  • S63.615D - Unspecified sprain of left ring finger, subsequent encounter
  • S63.615S - Unspecified sprain of left ring finger, sequela
  • S63.616 - Unspecified sprain of right little finger
  • S63.616A - Unspecified sprain of right little finger, initial encounter
  • S63.616D - Unspecified sprain of right little finger, subsequent encounter
  • S63.616S - Unspecified sprain of right little finger, sequela
  • S63.617 - Unspecified sprain of left little finger
  • S63.617A - Unspecified sprain of left little finger, initial encounter
  • S63.617D - Unspecified sprain of left little finger, subsequent encounter
  • S63.617S - Unspecified sprain of left little finger, sequela
  • S63.618 - Unspecified sprain of other finger
  • S63.618A - Unspecified sprain of other finger, initial encounter
  • S63.618D - Unspecified sprain of other finger, subsequent encounter
  • S63.618S - Unspecified sprain of other finger, sequela
  • S63.619 - Unspecified sprain of unspecified finger
  • S63.619A - Unspecified sprain of unspecified finger, initial encounter
  • S63.619D - Unspecified sprain of unspecified finger, subsequent encounter
  • S63.619S - Unspecified sprain of unspecified finger, sequela
  • S63.62 - Sprain of interphalangeal joint of thumb
  • S63.621 - Sprain of interphalangeal joint of right thumb
  • S63.621A - Sprain of interphalangeal joint of right thumb, initial encounter
  • S63.621D - Sprain of interphalangeal joint of right thumb, subsequent encounter
  • S63.621S - Sprain of interphalangeal joint of right thumb, sequela
  • S63.622 - Sprain of interphalangeal joint of left thumb
  • S63.622A - Sprain of interphalangeal joint of left thumb, initial encounter
  • S63.622D - Sprain of interphalangeal joint of left thumb, subsequent encounter
  • S63.622S - Sprain of interphalangeal joint of left thumb, sequela
  • S63.629 - Sprain of interphalangeal joint of unspecified thumb
  • S63.629A - Sprain of interphalangeal joint of unspecified thumb, initial encounter
  • S63.629D - Sprain of interphalangeal joint of unspecified thumb, subsequent encounter
  • S63.629S - Sprain of interphalangeal joint of unspecified thumb, sequela
  • S63.63 - Sprain of interphalangeal joint of other and unspecified finger(s)
  • S63.630 - Sprain of interphalangeal joint of right index finger
  • S63.630A - Sprain of interphalangeal joint of right index finger, initial encounter
  • S63.630D - Sprain of interphalangeal joint of right index finger, subsequent encounter
  • S63.630S - Sprain of interphalangeal joint of right index finger, sequela
  • S63.631 - Sprain of interphalangeal joint of left index finger
  • S63.631A - Sprain of interphalangeal joint of left index finger, initial encounter
  • S63.631D - Sprain of interphalangeal joint of left index finger, subsequent encounter
  • S63.631S - Sprain of interphalangeal joint of left index finger, sequela
  • S63.632 - Sprain of interphalangeal joint of right middle finger
  • S63.632A - Sprain of interphalangeal joint of right middle finger, initial encounter
  • S63.632D - Sprain of interphalangeal joint of right middle finger, subsequent encounter
  • S63.632S - Sprain of interphalangeal joint of right middle finger, sequela
  • S63.633 - Sprain of interphalangeal joint of left middle finger
  • S63.633A - Sprain of interphalangeal joint of left middle finger, initial encounter
  • S63.633D - Sprain of interphalangeal joint of left middle finger, subsequent encounter
  • S63.633S - Sprain of interphalangeal joint of left middle finger, sequela
  • S63.634 - Sprain of interphalangeal joint of right ring finger
  • S63.634A - Sprain of interphalangeal joint of right ring finger, initial encounter
  • S63.634D - Sprain of interphalangeal joint of right ring finger, subsequent encounter
  • S63.634S - Sprain of interphalangeal joint of right ring finger, sequela
  • S63.635 - Sprain of interphalangeal joint of left ring finger
  • S63.635A - Sprain of interphalangeal joint of left ring finger, initial encounter
  • S63.635D - Sprain of interphalangeal joint of left ring finger, subsequent encounter
  • S63.635S - Sprain of interphalangeal joint of left ring finger, sequela
  • S63.636 - Sprain of interphalangeal joint of right little finger
  • S63.636A - Sprain of interphalangeal joint of right little finger, initial encounter
  • S63.636D - Sprain of interphalangeal joint of right little finger, subsequent encounter
  • S63.636S - Sprain of interphalangeal joint of right little finger, sequela
  • S63.637 - Sprain of interphalangeal joint of left little finger
  • S63.637A - Sprain of interphalangeal joint of left little finger, initial encounter
  • S63.637D - Sprain of interphalangeal joint of left little finger, subsequent encounter
  • S63.637S - Sprain of interphalangeal joint of left little finger, sequela
  • S63.638 - Sprain of interphalangeal joint of other finger
  • S63.638A - Sprain of interphalangeal joint of other finger, initial encounter
  • S63.638D - Sprain of interphalangeal joint of other finger, subsequent encounter
  • S63.638S - Sprain of interphalangeal joint of other finger, sequela
  • S63.639 - Sprain of interphalangeal joint of unspecified finger
  • S63.639A - Sprain of interphalangeal joint of unspecified finger, initial encounter
  • S63.639D - Sprain of interphalangeal joint of unspecified finger, subsequent encounter
  • S63.639S - Sprain of interphalangeal joint of unspecified finger, sequela
  • S63.64 - Sprain of metacarpophalangeal joint of thumb
  • S63.641 - Sprain of metacarpophalangeal joint of right thumb
  • S63.641A - Sprain of metacarpophalangeal joint of right thumb, initial encounter
  • S63.641D - Sprain of metacarpophalangeal joint of right thumb, subsequent encounter
  • S63.641S - Sprain of metacarpophalangeal joint of right thumb, sequela
  • S63.642 - Sprain of metacarpophalangeal joint of left thumb
  • S63.642A - Sprain of metacarpophalangeal joint of left thumb, initial encounter
  • S63.642D - Sprain of metacarpophalangeal joint of left thumb, subsequent encounter
  • S63.642S - Sprain of metacarpophalangeal joint of left thumb, sequela
  • S63.649 - Sprain of metacarpophalangeal joint of unspecified thumb
  • S63.649A - Sprain of metacarpophalangeal joint of unspecified thumb, initial encounter
  • S63.649D - Sprain of metacarpophalangeal joint of unspecified thumb, subsequent encounter
  • S63.649S - Sprain of metacarpophalangeal joint of unspecified thumb, sequela
  • S63.65 - Sprain of metacarpophalangeal joint of other and unspecified finger(s)
  • S63.650 - Sprain of metacarpophalangeal joint of right index finger
  • S63.650A - Sprain of metacarpophalangeal joint of right index finger, initial encounter
  • S63.650D - Sprain of metacarpophalangeal joint of right index finger, subsequent encounter
  • S63.650S - Sprain of metacarpophalangeal joint of right index finger, sequela
  • S63.651 - Sprain of metacarpophalangeal joint of left index finger
  • S63.651A - Sprain of metacarpophalangeal joint of left index finger, initial encounter
  • S63.651D - Sprain of metacarpophalangeal joint of left index finger, subsequent encounter
  • S63.651S - Sprain of metacarpophalangeal joint of left index finger, sequela
  • S63.652 - Sprain of metacarpophalangeal joint of right middle finger
  • S63.652A - Sprain of metacarpophalangeal joint of right middle finger, initial encounter
  • S63.652D - Sprain of metacarpophalangeal joint of right middle finger, subsequent encounter
  • S63.652S - Sprain of metacarpophalangeal joint of right middle finger, sequela
  • S63.653 - Sprain of metacarpophalangeal joint of left middle finger
  • S63.653A - Sprain of metacarpophalangeal joint of left middle finger, initial encounter
  • S63.653D - Sprain of metacarpophalangeal joint of left middle finger, subsequent encounter
  • S63.653S - Sprain of metacarpophalangeal joint of left middle finger, sequela
  • S63.654 - Sprain of metacarpophalangeal joint of right ring finger
  • S63.654A - Sprain of metacarpophalangeal joint of right ring finger, initial encounter
  • S63.654D - Sprain of metacarpophalangeal joint of right ring finger, subsequent encounter
  • S63.654S - Sprain of metacarpophalangeal joint of right ring finger, sequela
  • S63.655 - Sprain of metacarpophalangeal joint of left ring finger
  • S63.655A - Sprain of metacarpophalangeal joint of left ring finger, initial encounter
  • S63.655D - Sprain of metacarpophalangeal joint of left ring finger, subsequent encounter
  • S63.655S - Sprain of metacarpophalangeal joint of left ring finger, sequela
  • S63.656 - Sprain of metacarpophalangeal joint of right little finger
  • S63.656A - Sprain of metacarpophalangeal joint of right little finger, initial encounter
  • S63.656D - Sprain of metacarpophalangeal joint of right little finger, subsequent encounter
  • S63.656S - Sprain of metacarpophalangeal joint of right little finger, sequela
  • S63.657 - Sprain of metacarpophalangeal joint of left little finger
  • S63.657A - Sprain of metacarpophalangeal joint of left little finger, initial encounter
  • S63.657D - Sprain of metacarpophalangeal joint of left little finger, subsequent encounter
  • S63.657S - Sprain of metacarpophalangeal joint of left little finger, sequela
  • S63.658 - Sprain of metacarpophalangeal joint of other finger
  • S63.658A - Sprain of metacarpophalangeal joint of other finger, initial encounter
  • S63.658D - Sprain of metacarpophalangeal joint of other finger, subsequent encounter
  • S63.658S - Sprain of metacarpophalangeal joint of other finger, sequela
  • S63.659 - Sprain of metacarpophalangeal joint of unspecified finger
  • S63.659A - Sprain of metacarpophalangeal joint of unspecified finger, initial encounter
  • S63.659D - Sprain of metacarpophalangeal joint of unspecified finger, subsequent encounter
  • S63.659S - Sprain of metacarpophalangeal joint of unspecified finger, sequela
  • S63.68 - Other sprain of thumb
  • S63.681 - Other sprain of right thumb
  • S63.681A - Other sprain of right thumb, initial encounter
  • S63.681D - Other sprain of right thumb, subsequent encounter
  • S63.681S - Other sprain of right thumb, sequela
  • S63.682 - Other sprain of left thumb
  • S63.682A - Other sprain of left thumb, initial encounter
  • S63.682D - Other sprain of left thumb, subsequent encounter
  • S63.682S - Other sprain of left thumb, sequela
  • S63.689 - Other sprain of unspecified thumb
  • S63.689A - Other sprain of unspecified thumb, initial encounter
  • S63.689D - Other sprain of unspecified thumb, subsequent encounter
  • S63.689S - Other sprain of unspecified thumb, sequela
  • S63.69 - Other sprain of other and unspecified finger(s)
  • S63.690 - Other sprain of right index finger
  • S63.690A - Other sprain of right index finger, initial encounter
  • S63.690D - Other sprain of right index finger, subsequent encounter
  • S63.690S - Other sprain of right index finger, sequela
  • S63.691 - Other sprain of left index finger
  • S63.691A - Other sprain of left index finger, initial encounter
  • S63.691D - Other sprain of left index finger, subsequent encounter
  • S63.691S - Other sprain of left index finger, sequela
  • S63.692 - Other sprain of right middle finger
  • S63.692A - Other sprain of right middle finger, initial encounter
  • S63.692D - Other sprain of right middle finger, subsequent encounter
  • S63.692S - Other sprain of right middle finger, sequela
  • S63.693 - Other sprain of left middle finger
  • S63.693A - Other sprain of left middle finger, initial encounter
  • S63.693D - Other sprain of left middle finger, subsequent encounter
  • S63.693S - Other sprain of left middle finger, sequela
  • S63.694 - Other sprain of right ring finger
  • S63.694A - Other sprain of right ring finger, initial encounter
  • S63.694D - Other sprain of right ring finger, subsequent encounter
  • S63.694S - Other sprain of right ring finger, sequela
  • S63.695 - Other sprain of left ring finger
  • S63.695A - Other sprain of left ring finger, initial encounter
  • S63.695D - Other sprain of left ring finger, subsequent encounter
  • S63.695S - Other sprain of left ring finger, sequela
  • S63.696 - Other sprain of right little finger
  • S63.696A - Other sprain of right little finger, initial encounter
  • S63.696D - Other sprain of right little finger, subsequent encounter
  • S63.696S - Other sprain of right little finger, sequela
  • S63.697 - Other sprain of left little finger
  • S63.697A - Other sprain of left little finger, initial encounter
  • S63.697D - Other sprain of left little finger, subsequent encounter
  • S63.697S - Other sprain of left little finger, sequela
  • S63.698 - Other sprain of other finger
  • S63.698A - Other sprain of other finger, initial encounter
  • S63.698D - Other sprain of other finger, subsequent encounter
  • S63.698S - Other sprain of other finger, sequela
  • S63.699 - Other sprain of unspecified finger
  • S63.699A - Other sprain of unspecified finger, initial encounter
  • S63.699D - Other sprain of unspecified finger, subsequent encounter
  • S63.699S - Other sprain of unspecified finger, sequela

Tabular List of Diseases and Injuries

The Tabular List of Diseases and Injuries is a list of ICD-10 codes, organized "head to toe" into chapters and sections with guidance for inclusions, exclusions, descriptions and more. The following references are applicable to the code S63.6:

Type 1 Excludes

Type 1 Excludes
A type 1 excludes note is a pure excludes note. It means "NOT CODED HERE!" An Excludes1 note indicates that the code excluded should never be used at the same time as the code above the Excludes1 note. An Excludes1 is used when two conditions cannot occur together, such as a congenital form versus an acquired form of the same condition.
  • traumatic rupture of ligament of finger at metacarpophalangeal and interphalangeal joints S63.4

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


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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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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