ICD-10-CM Code S68.019

Complete traumatic metacarpophalangeal amputation of unspecified thumb

Version 2021 Non-Billable Code

Not Valid for Submission

S68.019 is a "header" nonspecific and non-billable code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of complete traumatic metacarpophalangeal amputation of unspecified thumb. The code is NOT valid for the year 2021 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions. The ICD-10-CM code S68.019 might also be used to specify conditions or terms like open wound of thumb with complication, ring avulsion injury of thumb, traumatic amputation of thumb, traumatic amputation of thumb and/or fingers of one hand with complication, traumatic amputation of thumb and/or fingers of one hand without complication, traumatic amputation of thumb with complication, etc

ICD-10:S68.019
Short Description:Complete traumatic metacarpophalangeal amputation of thmb
Long Description:Complete traumatic metacarpophalangeal amputation of unspecified thumb

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

Synonyms

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

  • Open wound of thumb with complication
  • Ring avulsion injury of thumb
  • Traumatic amputation of thumb
  • Traumatic amputation of thumb AND/OR fingers of one hand with complication
  • Traumatic amputation of thumb AND/OR fingers of one hand without complication
  • Traumatic amputation of thumb with complication
  • Traumatic amputation, thumb, through metacarpal
  • Traumatic amputation, thumb, through metacarpophalangeal joint

Code Classification

  • Injury, poisoning and certain other consequences of external causes (S00–T98)
    • Injuries to the wrist, hand and fingers (S60-S69)
      • Traumatic amputation of wrist, hand and fingers (S68)

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


Limb Loss

People can lose all or part of an arm or leg for a number of reasons. Common ones include

  • Problems with blood circulation. These may be the result of atherosclerosis or diabetes. Severe cases may result in amputation.
  • Injuries, including from traffic accidents and military combat
  • Cancer
  • Birth defects

Some amputees have phantom pain, which is the feeling of pain in the missing limb. Other physical problems include surgical complications and skin problems, if you wear an artificial limb. Many amputees use an artificial limb. Learning how to use it takes time. Physical therapy can help you adapt.

Recovery from the loss of a limb can be hard. Sadness, anger, and frustration are common. If you are having a tough time, talk to your doctor. Treatment with medicine or counseling can help.

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