2021 ICD-10-CM Code S90.57

Other superficial bite of ankle

Version 2021
Non-Billable Code

Not Valid for Submission

S90.57 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 bite 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:S90.57
Short Description:Other superficial bite of ankle
Long Description:Other superficial bite of ankle

Code Classification

Specific Coding for Other superficial bite of ankle

Header codes like S90.57 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 bite of ankle:

  • S90.571 - ... right ankle
  • S90.571A - ... right ankle, initial encounter
  • S90.571D - ... right ankle, subsequent encounter
  • S90.571S - ... right ankle, sequela
  • S90.572 - ... left ankle
  • S90.572A - ... left ankle, initial encounter
  • S90.572D - ... left ankle, subsequent encounter
  • S90.572S - ... left ankle, sequela
  • S90.579 - ... unspecified ankle
  • S90.579A - ... unspecified ankle, initial encounter
  • S90.579D - ... unspecified ankle, subsequent encounter
  • S90.579S - ... unspecified ankle, 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 S90.57:


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.

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 S90.57 are found in the index:

Information for Patients


Animal Bites

Also called: Cat bites, Dog bites

Wild animals usually avoid people. They might attack, however, if they feel threatened, are sick, or are protecting their young or territory. Attacks by pets are more common. Animal bites rarely are life-threatening, but if they become infected, you can develop serious medical problems.

To prevent animal bites and complications from bites

If an animal bites you, clean the wound with soap and water as soon as possible. Get medical attention if necessary.

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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)