2021 ICD-10-CM Code S88.02

Partial traumatic amputation at knee level

Version 2021
Non-Billable Code

Not Valid for Submission

S88.02 is a "header" nonspecific and non-billable diagnosis code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of partial traumatic amputation at knee 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:S88.02
Short Description:Partial traumatic amputation at knee level
Long Description:Partial traumatic amputation at knee level

Code Classification

Specific Coding for Partial traumatic amputation at knee level

Header codes like S88.02 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 partial traumatic amputation at knee level:

  • S88.021 - ... right lower leg
  • S88.021A - ... right lower leg, initial encounter
  • S88.021D - ... right lower leg, subsequent encounter
  • S88.021S - ... right lower leg, sequela
  • S88.022 - ... left lower leg
  • S88.022A - ... left lower leg, initial encounter
  • S88.022D - ... left lower leg, subsequent encounter
  • S88.022S - ... left lower leg, sequela
  • S88.029 - ... unspecified lower leg
  • S88.029A - ... unspecified lower leg, initial encounter
  • S88.029D - ... unspecified lower leg, subsequent encounter
  • S88.029S - ... unspecified lower leg, sequela

Index to Diseases and Injuries

The Index to Diseases and Injuries is an alphabetical listing of medical terms, with each term mapped to one or more ICD-10 code(s). The following references for the code S88.02 are found in the index:

Information for Patients


Limb Loss

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

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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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)