2021 ICD-10-CM Code S90.5

Other superficial injuries of ankle

Version 2021
Non-Billable Code

Not Valid for Submission

S90.5 is a "header" nonspecific and non-billable diagnosis code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of other superficial injuries of ankle. 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:S90.5
Short Description:Other superficial injuries of ankle
Long Description:Other superficial injuries of ankle

Code Classification

Specific Coding for Other superficial injuries of ankle

Header codes like S90.5 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 other superficial injuries of ankle:

  • S90.51 - Abrasion of ankle
  • S90.511 - Abrasion, right ankle
  • S90.511A - Abrasion, right ankle, initial encounter
  • S90.511D - Abrasion, right ankle, subsequent encounter
  • S90.511S - Abrasion, right ankle, sequela
  • S90.512 - Abrasion, left ankle
  • S90.512A - Abrasion, left ankle, initial encounter
  • S90.512D - Abrasion, left ankle, subsequent encounter
  • S90.512S - Abrasion, left ankle, sequela
  • S90.519 - Abrasion, unspecified ankle
  • S90.519A - Abrasion, unspecified ankle, initial encounter
  • S90.519D - Abrasion, unspecified ankle, subsequent encounter
  • S90.519S - Abrasion, unspecified ankle, sequela
  • S90.52 - Blister (nonthermal) of ankle
  • S90.521 - Blister (nonthermal), right ankle
  • S90.521A - Blister (nonthermal), right ankle, initial encounter
  • S90.521D - Blister (nonthermal), right ankle, subsequent encounter
  • S90.521S - Blister (nonthermal), right ankle, sequela
  • S90.522 - Blister (nonthermal), left ankle
  • S90.522A - Blister (nonthermal), left ankle, initial encounter
  • S90.522D - Blister (nonthermal), left ankle, subsequent encounter
  • S90.522S - Blister (nonthermal), left ankle, sequela
  • S90.529 - Blister (nonthermal), unspecified ankle
  • S90.529A - Blister (nonthermal), unspecified ankle, initial encounter
  • S90.529D - Blister (nonthermal), unspecified ankle, subsequent encounter
  • S90.529S - Blister (nonthermal), unspecified ankle, sequela
  • S90.54 - External constriction of ankle
  • S90.541 - External constriction, right ankle
  • S90.541A - External constriction, right ankle, initial encounter
  • S90.541D - External constriction, right ankle, subsequent encounter
  • S90.541S - External constriction, right ankle, sequela
  • S90.542 - External constriction, left ankle
  • S90.542A - External constriction, left ankle, initial encounter
  • S90.542D - External constriction, left ankle, subsequent encounter
  • S90.542S - External constriction, left ankle, sequela
  • S90.549 - External constriction, unspecified ankle
  • S90.549A - External constriction, unspecified ankle, initial encounter
  • S90.549D - External constriction, unspecified ankle, subsequent encounter
  • S90.549S - External constriction, unspecified ankle, sequela
  • S90.55 - Superficial foreign body of ankle
  • S90.551 - Superficial foreign body, right ankle
  • S90.551A - Superficial foreign body, right ankle, initial encounter
  • S90.551D - Superficial foreign body, right ankle, subsequent encounter
  • S90.551S - Superficial foreign body, right ankle, sequela
  • S90.552 - Superficial foreign body, left ankle
  • S90.552A - Superficial foreign body, left ankle, initial encounter
  • S90.552D - Superficial foreign body, left ankle, subsequent encounter
  • S90.552S - Superficial foreign body, left ankle, sequela
  • S90.559 - Superficial foreign body, unspecified ankle
  • S90.559A - Superficial foreign body, unspecified ankle, initial encounter
  • S90.559D - Superficial foreign body, unspecified ankle, subsequent encounter
  • S90.559S - Superficial foreign body, unspecified ankle, sequela
  • S90.56 - Insect bite (nonvenomous) of ankle
  • S90.561 - Insect bite (nonvenomous), right ankle
  • S90.561A - Insect bite (nonvenomous), right ankle, initial encounter
  • S90.561D - Insect bite (nonvenomous), right ankle, subsequent encounter
  • S90.561S - Insect bite (nonvenomous), right ankle, sequela
  • S90.562 - Insect bite (nonvenomous), left ankle
  • S90.562A - Insect bite (nonvenomous), left ankle, initial encounter
  • S90.562D - Insect bite (nonvenomous), left ankle, subsequent encounter
  • S90.562S - Insect bite (nonvenomous), left ankle, sequela
  • S90.569 - Insect bite (nonvenomous), unspecified ankle
  • S90.569A - Insect bite (nonvenomous), unspecified ankle, initial encounter
  • S90.569D - Insect bite (nonvenomous), unspecified ankle, subsequent encounter
  • S90.569S - Insect bite (nonvenomous), unspecified ankle, sequela
  • S90.57 - Other superficial bite of ankle
  • S90.571 - Other superficial bite of ankle, right ankle
  • S90.571A - Other superficial bite of ankle, right ankle, initial encounter
  • S90.571D - Other superficial bite of ankle, right ankle, subsequent encounter
  • S90.571S - Other superficial bite of ankle, right ankle, sequela
  • S90.572 - Other superficial bite of ankle, left ankle
  • S90.572A - Other superficial bite of ankle, left ankle, initial encounter
  • S90.572D - Other superficial bite of ankle, left ankle, subsequent encounter
  • S90.572S - Other superficial bite of ankle, left ankle, sequela
  • S90.579 - Other superficial bite of ankle, unspecified ankle
  • S90.579A - Other superficial bite of ankle, unspecified ankle, initial encounter
  • S90.579D - Other superficial bite of ankle, unspecified ankle, subsequent encounter
  • S90.579S - Other superficial bite of ankle, unspecified ankle, sequela

Information for Patients


Wounds and Injuries

Also called: Traumatic injuries

An injury is damage to your body. It is a general term that refers to harm caused by accidents, falls, hits, weapons, and more. In the U.S., millions of people injure themselves every year. These injuries range from minor to life-threatening. Injuries can happen at work or play, indoors or outdoors, driving a car, or walking across the street.

Wounds are injuries that break the skin or other body tissues. They include cuts, scrapes, scratches, and punctured skin. They often happen because of an accident, but surgery, sutures, and stitches also cause wounds. Minor wounds usually aren't serious, but it is important to clean them. Serious and infected wounds may require first aid followed by a visit to your doctor. You should also seek attention if the wound is deep, you cannot close it yourself, you cannot stop the bleeding or get the dirt out, or it does not heal.

Other common types of injuries include


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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)