2021 ICD-10-CM Code S85.3

Injury of greater saphenous vein at lower leg level

Version 2021
Non-Billable Code

Not Valid for Submission

S85.3 is a "header" nonspecific and non-billable diagnosis code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of injury of greater saphenous vein at lower leg level. The code is NOT valid for the year 2021 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions. Category or Header define the heading of a category of codes that may be further subdivided by the use of 4th, 5th, 6th or 7th characters.

ICD-10:S85.3
Short Description:Injury of greater saphenous vein at lower leg level
Long Description:Injury of greater saphenous vein at lower leg level

Code Classification

Specific Coding for Injury of greater saphenous vein at lower leg level

Header codes like S85.3 require more digits to indicate the appropriate level of specificity. Consider using any of the following ICD-10 codes with a higher level of specificity when coding for injury of greater saphenous vein at lower leg level:

  • S85.30 - Unspecified injury of greater saphenous vein at lower leg level
  • S85.301 - Unspecified injury of greater saphenous vein at lower leg level, right leg
  • S85.301A - Unspecified injury of greater saphenous vein at lower leg level, right leg, initial encounter
  • S85.301D - Unspecified injury of greater saphenous vein at lower leg level, right leg, subsequent encounter
  • S85.301S - Unspecified injury of greater saphenous vein at lower leg level, right leg, sequela
  • S85.302 - Unspecified injury of greater saphenous vein at lower leg level, left leg
  • S85.302A - Unspecified injury of greater saphenous vein at lower leg level, left leg, initial encounter
  • S85.302D - Unspecified injury of greater saphenous vein at lower leg level, left leg, subsequent encounter
  • S85.302S - Unspecified injury of greater saphenous vein at lower leg level, left leg, sequela
  • S85.309 - Unspecified injury of greater saphenous vein at lower leg level, unspecified leg
  • S85.309A - Unspecified injury of greater saphenous vein at lower leg level, unspecified leg, initial encounter
  • S85.309D - Unspecified injury of greater saphenous vein at lower leg level, unspecified leg, subsequent encounter
  • S85.309S - Unspecified injury of greater saphenous vein at lower leg level, unspecified leg, sequela
  • S85.31 - Laceration of greater saphenous vein at lower leg level
  • S85.311 - Laceration of greater saphenous vein at lower leg level, right leg
  • S85.311A - Laceration of greater saphenous vein at lower leg level, right leg, initial encounter
  • S85.311D - Laceration of greater saphenous vein at lower leg level, right leg, subsequent encounter
  • S85.311S - Laceration of greater saphenous vein at lower leg level, right leg, sequela
  • S85.312 - Laceration of greater saphenous vein at lower leg level, left leg
  • S85.312A - Laceration of greater saphenous vein at lower leg level, left leg, initial encounter
  • S85.312D - Laceration of greater saphenous vein at lower leg level, left leg, subsequent encounter
  • S85.312S - Laceration of greater saphenous vein at lower leg level, left leg, sequela
  • S85.319 - Laceration of greater saphenous vein at lower leg level, unspecified leg
  • S85.319A - Laceration of greater saphenous vein at lower leg level, unspecified leg, initial encounter
  • S85.319D - Laceration of greater saphenous vein at lower leg level, unspecified leg, subsequent encounter
  • S85.319S - Laceration of greater saphenous vein at lower leg level, unspecified leg, sequela
  • S85.39 - Other specified injury of greater saphenous vein at lower leg level
  • S85.391 - Other specified injury of greater saphenous vein at lower leg level, right leg
  • S85.391A - Other specified injury of greater saphenous vein at lower leg level, right leg, initial encounter
  • S85.391D - Other specified injury of greater saphenous vein at lower leg level, right leg, subsequent encounter
  • S85.391S - Other specified injury of greater saphenous vein at lower leg level, right leg, sequela
  • S85.392 - Other specified injury of greater saphenous vein at lower leg level, left leg
  • S85.392A - Other specified injury of greater saphenous vein at lower leg level, left leg, initial encounter
  • S85.392D - Other specified injury of greater saphenous vein at lower leg level, left leg, subsequent encounter
  • S85.392S - Other specified injury of greater saphenous vein at lower leg level, left leg, sequela
  • S85.399 - Other specified injury of greater saphenous vein at lower leg level, unspecified leg
  • S85.399A - Other specified injury of greater saphenous vein at lower leg level, unspecified leg, initial encounter
  • S85.399D - Other specified injury of greater saphenous vein at lower leg level, unspecified leg, subsequent encounter
  • S85.399S - Other specified injury of greater saphenous vein at lower leg level, unspecified leg, 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 S85.3:


Inclusion Terms

Inclusion Terms
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Information for Patients


Leg Injuries and Disorders

Your legs are made up of bones, blood vessels, muscles, and other connective tissue. They are important for motion and standing. Playing sports, running, falling, or having an accident can damage your legs. Common leg injuries include sprains and strains, joint dislocations, and fractures.

These injuries can affect the entire leg, or just the foot, ankle, knee, or hip. Certain diseases also lead to leg problems. For example, knee osteoarthritis, common in older people, can cause pain and limited motion. Problems in your veins in your legs can lead to varicose veins or deep vein thrombosis.


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Vascular Diseases

What are vascular diseases?

Your vascular system is your body's network of blood vessels. It includes your

Vascular diseases are conditions which affect your vascular system. They are common and can be serious. Some types include

What causes vascular diseases?

The causes of vascular diseases depend on the specific disease. These causes include

Sometimes the cause is unknown.

Who is at risk for vascular diseases?

The risk factors for vascular diseases can vary, depending on the specific disease. But some of the more common risk factors include

What are the symptoms of vascular diseases?

The symptoms for each disease are different.

How are vascular diseases diagnosed?

To make a diagnosis, your health care provider will do a physical exam and ask about your symptoms and medical history. You may have imaging tests and/or blood tests.

How are vascular diseases treated?

Which treatment you get depends on which vascular disease you have and how severe it is. Types of treatments for vascular diseases include

Can vascular diseases be prevented?

There are steps you can take to help prevent vascular diseases:


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Code History

  • FY 2021 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2020 through 9/30/2021
  • FY 2020 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2019 through 9/30/2020
  • FY 2019 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2018 through 9/30/2019
  • FY 2018 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2017 through 9/30/2018
  • FY 2017 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2016 through 9/30/2017
  • FY 2016 - New Code, effective from 10/1/2015 through 9/30/2016 (First year ICD-10-CM implemented into the HIPAA code set)