2021 ICD-10-CM Codes for Injury of blood vessels at forearm level (S55)

Instructional Notations

Code Also Code Also
A "code also" note instructs that two codes may be required to fully describe a condition, but this note does not provide sequencing direction.

  • any associated open wound S51

Type 2 Excludes Type 2 Excludes
A type 2 excludes note represents "Not included here". An excludes2 note indicates that the condition excluded is not part of the condition represented by the code, but a patient may have both conditions at the same time. When an Excludes2 note appears under a code, it is acceptable to use both the code and the excluded code together, when appropriate.

  • injury of blood vessels at wrist and hand level S65
  • injury of brachial vessels S45.1 S45.2

7th Character Note 7th Character Note
Certain ICD-10-CM categories have applicable 7th characters. The applicable 7th character is required for all codes within the category, or as the notes in the Tabular List instruct. The 7th character must always be the 7th character in the data field. If a code that requires a 7th character is not 6 characters, a placeholder X must be used to fill in the empty characters.

  • The appropriate 7th character is to be added to each code from category S55

7th Character 7th Character
Indicates that a seventh character is to be assigned to codes in a subcategory.

  • A - initial encounter
  • D - subsequent encounter
  • S - sequela
    • ICD-10 Index

      • Injury, poisoning and certain other consequences of external causes (S00–T98)

        • Injuries to the elbow and forearm (S50-S59)

            • Injury of blood vessels at forearm level (S55)
            • S55 - Injury of blood vessels at forearm level NON-BILLABLE CODE
            • S55.0 - Injury of ulnar artery at forearm level NON-BILLABLE CODE
            • S55.00 - Unspecified injury of ulnar artery at forearm level NON-BILLABLE CODE
            • S55.001 - Unsp injury of ulnar artery at forearm level, right arm NON-BILLABLE CODE
            • S55.001A - Unsp injury of ulnar artery at forarm lv, right arm, init BILLABLE CODE
            • S55.001D - Unsp injury of ulnar artery at forarm lv, right arm, subs BILLABLE CODE
            • S55.001S - Unsp injury of ulnar artery at forarm lv, right arm, sequela BILLABLE CODE
            • S55.002 - Unsp injury of ulnar artery at forearm level, left arm NON-BILLABLE CODE
            • S55.002A - Unsp injury of ulnar artery at forearm level, left arm, init BILLABLE CODE
            • S55.002D - Unsp injury of ulnar artery at forearm level, left arm, subs BILLABLE CODE
            • S55.002S - Unsp injury of ulnar artery at forarm lv, left arm, sequela BILLABLE CODE
            • S55.009 - Unsp injury of ulnar artery at forearm level, unsp arm NON-BILLABLE CODE
            • S55.009A - Unsp injury of ulnar artery at forearm level, unsp arm, init BILLABLE CODE
            • S55.009D - Unsp injury of ulnar artery at forearm level, unsp arm, subs BILLABLE CODE
            • S55.009S - Unsp injury of ulnar artery at forarm lv, unsp arm, sequela BILLABLE CODE
            • S55.01 - Laceration of ulnar artery at forearm level NON-BILLABLE CODE
            • S55.011 - Laceration of ulnar artery at forearm level, right arm NON-BILLABLE CODE
            • S55.011A - Laceration of ulnar artery at forearm level, right arm, init BILLABLE CODE
            • S55.011D - Laceration of ulnar artery at forearm level, right arm, subs BILLABLE CODE
            • S55.011S - Laceration of ulnar artery at forarm lv, right arm, sequela BILLABLE CODE
            • S55.012 - Laceration of ulnar artery at forearm level, left arm NON-BILLABLE CODE
            • S55.012A - Laceration of ulnar artery at forearm level, left arm, init BILLABLE CODE
            • S55.012D - Laceration of ulnar artery at forearm level, left arm, subs BILLABLE CODE
            • S55.012S - Laceration of ulnar artery at forarm lv, left arm, sequela BILLABLE CODE
            • S55.019 - Laceration of ulnar artery at forearm level, unspecified arm NON-BILLABLE CODE
            • S55.019A - Laceration of ulnar artery at forearm level, unsp arm, init BILLABLE CODE
            • S55.019D - Laceration of ulnar artery at forearm level, unsp arm, subs BILLABLE CODE
            • S55.019S - Laceration of ulnar artery at forarm lv, unsp arm, sequela BILLABLE CODE
            • S55.09 - Other specified injury of ulnar artery at forearm level NON-BILLABLE CODE
            • S55.091 - Oth injury of ulnar artery at forearm level, right arm NON-BILLABLE CODE
            • S55.091A - Inj ulnar artery at forearm level, right arm, init encntr BILLABLE CODE
            • S55.091D - Inj ulnar artery at forearm level, right arm, subs encntr BILLABLE CODE
            • S55.091S - Inj ulnar artery at forearm level, right arm, sequela BILLABLE CODE
            • S55.092 - Oth injury of ulnar artery at forearm level, left arm NON-BILLABLE CODE
            • S55.092A - Inj ulnar artery at forearm level, left arm, init encntr BILLABLE CODE
            • S55.092D - Inj ulnar artery at forearm level, left arm, subs encntr BILLABLE CODE
            • S55.092S - Inj ulnar artery at forearm level, left arm, sequela BILLABLE CODE
            • S55.099 - Oth injury of ulnar artery at forearm level, unspecified arm NON-BILLABLE CODE
            • S55.099A - Inj ulnar artery at forearm level, unsp arm, init encntr BILLABLE CODE
            • S55.099D - Inj ulnar artery at forearm level, unsp arm, subs encntr BILLABLE CODE
            • S55.099S - Inj ulnar artery at forearm level, unsp arm, sequela BILLABLE CODE
            • S55.1 - Injury of radial artery at forearm level NON-BILLABLE CODE
            • S55.10 - Unspecified injury of radial artery at forearm level NON-BILLABLE CODE
            • S55.101 - Unsp injury of radial artery at forearm level, right arm NON-BILLABLE CODE
            • S55.101A - Unsp injury of radial artery at forarm lv, right arm, init BILLABLE CODE
            • S55.101D - Unsp injury of radial artery at forarm lv, right arm, subs BILLABLE CODE
            • S55.101S - Unsp injury of radial art at forarm lv, right arm, sequela BILLABLE CODE
            • S55.102 - Unsp injury of radial artery at forearm level, left arm NON-BILLABLE CODE
            • S55.102A - Unsp injury of radial artery at forarm lv, left arm, init BILLABLE CODE
            • S55.102D - Unsp injury of radial artery at forarm lv, left arm, subs BILLABLE CODE
            • S55.102S - Unsp injury of radial artery at forarm lv, left arm, sequela BILLABLE CODE
            • S55.109 - Unsp injury of radial artery at forearm level, unsp arm NON-BILLABLE CODE
            • S55.109A - Unsp injury of radial artery at forarm lv, unsp arm, init BILLABLE CODE
            • S55.109D - Unsp injury of radial artery at forarm lv, unsp arm, subs BILLABLE CODE
            • S55.109S - Unsp injury of radial artery at forarm lv, unsp arm, sequela BILLABLE CODE
            • S55.11 - Laceration of radial artery at forearm level NON-BILLABLE CODE
            • S55.111 - Laceration of radial artery at forearm level, right arm NON-BILLABLE CODE
            • S55.111A - Laceration of radial artery at forarm lv, right arm, init BILLABLE CODE
            • S55.111D - Laceration of radial artery at forarm lv, right arm, subs BILLABLE CODE
            • S55.111S - Laceration of radial artery at forarm lv, right arm, sequela BILLABLE CODE
            • S55.112 - Laceration of radial artery at forearm level, left arm NON-BILLABLE CODE
            • S55.112A - Laceration of radial artery at forearm level, left arm, init BILLABLE CODE
            • S55.112D - Laceration of radial artery at forearm level, left arm, subs BILLABLE CODE
            • S55.112S - Laceration of radial artery at forarm lv, left arm, sequela BILLABLE CODE
            • S55.119 - Laceration of radial artery at forearm level, unsp arm NON-BILLABLE CODE
            • S55.119A - Laceration of radial artery at forearm level, unsp arm, init BILLABLE CODE
            • S55.119D - Laceration of radial artery at forearm level, unsp arm, subs BILLABLE CODE
            • S55.119S - Laceration of radial artery at forarm lv, unsp arm, sequela BILLABLE CODE
            • S55.19 - Other specified injury of radial artery at forearm level NON-BILLABLE CODE
            • S55.191 - Oth injury of radial artery at forearm level, right arm NON-BILLABLE CODE
            • S55.191A - Inj radial artery at forearm level, right arm, init encntr BILLABLE CODE
            • S55.191D - Inj radial artery at forearm level, right arm, subs encntr BILLABLE CODE
            • S55.191S - Inj radial artery at forearm level, right arm, sequela BILLABLE CODE
            • S55.192 - Oth injury of radial artery at forearm level, left arm NON-BILLABLE CODE
            • S55.192A - Inj radial artery at forearm level, left arm, init encntr BILLABLE CODE
            • S55.192D - Inj radial artery at forearm level, left arm, subs encntr BILLABLE CODE
            • S55.192S - Inj radial artery at forearm level, left arm, sequela BILLABLE CODE
            • S55.199 - Oth injury of radial artery at forearm level, unsp arm NON-BILLABLE CODE
            • S55.199A - Inj radial artery at forearm level, unsp arm, init encntr BILLABLE CODE
            • S55.199D - Inj radial artery at forearm level, unsp arm, subs encntr BILLABLE CODE
            • S55.199S - Inj radial artery at forearm level, unsp arm, sequela BILLABLE CODE
            • S55.2 - Injury of vein at forearm level NON-BILLABLE CODE
            • S55.20 - Unspecified injury of vein at forearm level NON-BILLABLE CODE
            • S55.201 - Unspecified injury of vein at forearm level, right arm NON-BILLABLE CODE
            • S55.201A - Unsp injury of vein at forearm level, right arm, init encntr BILLABLE CODE
            • S55.201D - Unsp injury of vein at forearm level, right arm, subs encntr BILLABLE CODE
            • S55.201S - Unsp injury of vein at forearm level, right arm, sequela BILLABLE CODE
            • S55.202 - Unspecified injury of vein at forearm level, left arm NON-BILLABLE CODE
            • S55.202A - Unsp injury of vein at forearm level, left arm, init encntr BILLABLE CODE
            • S55.202D - Unsp injury of vein at forearm level, left arm, subs encntr BILLABLE CODE
            • S55.202S - Unsp injury of vein at forearm level, left arm, sequela BILLABLE CODE
            • S55.209 - Unspecified injury of vein at forearm level, unspecified arm NON-BILLABLE CODE
            • S55.209A - Unsp injury of vein at forearm level, unsp arm, init encntr BILLABLE CODE
            • S55.209D - Unsp injury of vein at forearm level, unsp arm, subs encntr BILLABLE CODE
            • S55.209S - Unsp injury of vein at forearm level, unsp arm, sequela BILLABLE CODE
            • S55.21 - Laceration of vein at forearm level NON-BILLABLE CODE
            • S55.211 - Laceration of vein at forearm level, right arm NON-BILLABLE CODE
            • S55.211A - Laceration of vein at forearm level, right arm, init encntr BILLABLE CODE
            • S55.211D - Laceration of vein at forearm level, right arm, subs encntr BILLABLE CODE
            • S55.211S - Laceration of vein at forearm level, right arm, sequela BILLABLE CODE
            • S55.212 - Laceration of vein at forearm level, left arm NON-BILLABLE CODE
            • S55.212A - Laceration of vein at forearm level, left arm, init encntr BILLABLE CODE
            • S55.212D - Laceration of vein at forearm level, left arm, subs encntr BILLABLE CODE
            • S55.212S - Laceration of vein at forearm level, left arm, sequela BILLABLE CODE
            • S55.219 - Laceration of vein at forearm level, unspecified arm NON-BILLABLE CODE
            • S55.219A - Laceration of vein at forearm level, unsp arm, init encntr BILLABLE CODE
            • S55.219D - Laceration of vein at forearm level, unsp arm, subs encntr BILLABLE CODE
            • S55.219S - Laceration of vein at forearm level, unsp arm, sequela BILLABLE CODE
            • S55.29 - Other specified injury of vein at forearm level NON-BILLABLE CODE
            • S55.291 - Other specified injury of vein at forearm level, right arm NON-BILLABLE CODE
            • S55.291A - Oth injury of vein at forearm level, right arm, init encntr BILLABLE CODE
            • S55.291D - Oth injury of vein at forearm level, right arm, subs encntr BILLABLE CODE
            • S55.291S - Oth injury of vein at forearm level, right arm, sequela BILLABLE CODE
            • S55.292 - Other specified injury of vein at forearm level, left arm NON-BILLABLE CODE
            • S55.292A - Oth injury of vein at forearm level, left arm, init encntr BILLABLE CODE
            • S55.292D - Oth injury of vein at forearm level, left arm, subs encntr BILLABLE CODE
            • S55.292S - Oth injury of vein at forearm level, left arm, sequela BILLABLE CODE
            • S55.299 - Oth injury of vein at forearm level, unspecified arm NON-BILLABLE CODE
            • S55.299A - Oth injury of vein at forearm level, unsp arm, init encntr BILLABLE CODE
            • S55.299D - Oth injury of vein at forearm level, unsp arm, subs encntr BILLABLE CODE
            • S55.299S - Oth injury of vein at forearm level, unsp arm, sequela BILLABLE CODE
            • S55.8 - Injury of other blood vessels at forearm level NON-BILLABLE CODE
            • S55.80 - Unspecified injury of other blood vessels at forearm level NON-BILLABLE CODE
            • S55.801 - Unsp injury of oth blood vessels at forearm level, right arm NON-BILLABLE CODE
            • S55.801A - Unsp injury of blood vessels at forarm lv, right arm, init BILLABLE CODE
            • S55.801D - Unsp injury of blood vessels at forarm lv, right arm, subs BILLABLE CODE
            • S55.801S - Unsp inj blood vessels at forarm lv, right arm, sequela BILLABLE CODE
            • S55.802 - Unsp injury of oth blood vessels at forearm level, left arm NON-BILLABLE CODE
            • S55.802A - Unsp injury of blood vessels at forarm lv, left arm, init BILLABLE CODE
            • S55.802D - Unsp injury of blood vessels at forarm lv, left arm, subs BILLABLE CODE
            • S55.802S - Unsp injury of blood vessels at forarm lv, left arm, sequela BILLABLE CODE
            • S55.809 - Unsp injury of oth blood vessels at forearm level, unsp arm NON-BILLABLE CODE
            • S55.809A - Unsp injury of blood vessels at forarm lv, unsp arm, init BILLABLE CODE
            • S55.809D - Unsp injury of blood vessels at forarm lv, unsp arm, subs BILLABLE CODE
            • S55.809S - Unsp injury of blood vessels at forarm lv, unsp arm, sequela BILLABLE CODE
            • S55.81 - Laceration of other blood vessels at forearm level NON-BILLABLE CODE
            • S55.811 - Laceration of oth blood vessels at forearm level, right arm NON-BILLABLE CODE
            • S55.811A - Laceration of blood vessels at forarm lv, right arm, init BILLABLE CODE
            • S55.811D - Laceration of blood vessels at forarm lv, right arm, subs BILLABLE CODE
            • S55.811S - Laceration of blood vessels at forarm lv, right arm, sequela BILLABLE CODE
            • S55.812 - Laceration of other blood vessels at forearm level, left arm NON-BILLABLE CODE
            • S55.812A - Laceration of blood vessels at forearm level, left arm, init BILLABLE CODE
            • S55.812D - Laceration of blood vessels at forearm level, left arm, subs BILLABLE CODE
            • S55.812S - Laceration of blood vessels at forarm lv, left arm, sequela BILLABLE CODE
            • S55.819 - Laceration of other blood vessels at forearm level, unsp arm NON-BILLABLE CODE
            • S55.819A - Laceration of blood vessels at forearm level, unsp arm, init BILLABLE CODE
            • S55.819D - Laceration of blood vessels at forearm level, unsp arm, subs BILLABLE CODE
            • S55.819S - Laceration of blood vessels at forarm lv, unsp arm, sequela BILLABLE CODE
            • S55.89 - Oth injury of other blood vessels at forearm level NON-BILLABLE CODE
            • S55.891 - Oth injury of oth blood vessels at forearm level, right arm NON-BILLABLE CODE
            • S55.891A - Inj oth blood vessels at forearm level, right arm, init BILLABLE CODE
            • S55.891D - Inj oth blood vessels at forearm level, right arm, subs BILLABLE CODE
            • S55.891S - Inj oth blood vessels at forearm level, right arm, sequela BILLABLE CODE
            • S55.892 - Oth injury of other blood vessels at forearm level, left arm NON-BILLABLE CODE
            • S55.892A - Inj oth blood vessels at forearm level, left arm, init BILLABLE CODE
            • S55.892D - Inj oth blood vessels at forearm level, left arm, subs BILLABLE CODE
            • S55.892S - Inj oth blood vessels at forearm level, left arm, sequela BILLABLE CODE
            • S55.899 - Oth injury of other blood vessels at forearm level, unsp arm NON-BILLABLE CODE
            • S55.899A - Inj oth blood vessels at forearm level, unsp arm, init BILLABLE CODE
            • S55.899D - Inj oth blood vessels at forearm level, unsp arm, subs BILLABLE CODE
            • S55.899S - Inj oth blood vessels at forearm level, unsp arm, sequela BILLABLE CODE
            • S55.9 - Injury of unspecified blood vessel at forearm level NON-BILLABLE CODE
            • S55.90 - Unsp injury of unspecified blood vessel at forearm level NON-BILLABLE CODE
            • S55.901 - Unsp injury of unsp blood vessel at forearm level, right arm NON-BILLABLE CODE
            • S55.901A - Unsp injury of unsp blood vess at forarm lv, right arm, init BILLABLE CODE
            • S55.901D - Unsp injury of unsp blood vess at forarm lv, right arm, subs BILLABLE CODE
            • S55.901S - Unsp inj unsp blood vess at forarm lv, right arm, sequela BILLABLE CODE
            • S55.902 - Unsp injury of unsp blood vessel at forearm level, left arm NON-BILLABLE CODE
            • S55.902A - Unsp injury of unsp blood vess at forarm lv, left arm, init BILLABLE CODE
            • S55.902D - Unsp injury of unsp blood vess at forarm lv, left arm, subs BILLABLE CODE
            • S55.902S - Unsp inj unsp blood vess at forarm lv, left arm, sequela BILLABLE CODE
            • S55.909 - Unsp injury of unsp blood vessel at forearm level, unsp arm NON-BILLABLE CODE
            • S55.909A - Unsp injury of unsp blood vess at forarm lv, unsp arm, init BILLABLE CODE
            • S55.909D - Unsp injury of unsp blood vess at forarm lv, unsp arm, subs BILLABLE CODE
            • S55.909S - Unsp inj unsp blood vess at forarm lv, unsp arm, sequela BILLABLE CODE
            • S55.91 - Laceration of unspecified blood vessel at forearm level NON-BILLABLE CODE
            • S55.911 - Laceration of unsp blood vessel at forearm level, right arm NON-BILLABLE CODE
            • S55.911A - Lacerat unsp blood vessel at forarm lv, right arm, init BILLABLE CODE
            • S55.911D - Lacerat unsp blood vessel at forarm lv, right arm, subs BILLABLE CODE
            • S55.911S - Lacerat unsp blood vessel at forarm lv, right arm, sequela BILLABLE CODE
            • S55.912 - Laceration of unsp blood vessel at forearm level, left arm NON-BILLABLE CODE
            • S55.912A - Laceration of unsp blood vessel at forarm lv, left arm, init BILLABLE CODE
            • S55.912D - Laceration of unsp blood vessel at forarm lv, left arm, subs BILLABLE CODE
            • S55.912S - Lacerat unsp blood vessel at forarm lv, left arm, sequela BILLABLE CODE
            • S55.919 - Laceration of unsp blood vessel at forearm level, unsp arm NON-BILLABLE CODE
            • S55.919A - Laceration of unsp blood vessel at forarm lv, unsp arm, init BILLABLE CODE
            • S55.919D - Laceration of unsp blood vessel at forarm lv, unsp arm, subs BILLABLE CODE
            • S55.919S - Lacerat unsp blood vessel at forarm lv, unsp arm, sequela BILLABLE CODE
            • S55.99 - Oth injury of unspecified blood vessel at forearm level NON-BILLABLE CODE
            • S55.991 - Oth injury of unsp blood vessel at forearm level, right arm NON-BILLABLE CODE
            • S55.991A - Inj unsp blood vessel at forearm level, right arm, init BILLABLE CODE
            • S55.991D - Inj unsp blood vessel at forearm level, right arm, subs BILLABLE CODE
            • S55.991S - Inj unsp blood vessel at forearm level, right arm, sequela BILLABLE CODE
            • S55.992 - Oth injury of unsp blood vessel at forearm level, left arm NON-BILLABLE CODE
            • S55.992A - Inj unsp blood vessel at forearm level, left arm, init BILLABLE CODE
            • S55.992D - Inj unsp blood vessel at forearm level, left arm, subs BILLABLE CODE
            • S55.992S - Inj unsp blood vessel at forearm level, left arm, sequela BILLABLE CODE
            • S55.999 - Oth injury of unsp blood vessel at forearm level, unsp arm NON-BILLABLE CODE
            • S55.999A - Inj unsp blood vessel at forearm level, unsp arm, init BILLABLE CODE
            • S55.999D - Inj unsp blood vessel at forearm level, unsp arm, subs BILLABLE CODE
            • S55.999S - Inj unsp blood vessel at forearm level, unsp arm, sequela BILLABLE CODE