2021 ICD-10-CM Codes for Open wound of elbow and forearm (S51)

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 wound infection

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.

  • open fracture of elbow and forearm S52
  • traumatic amputation of elbow and forearm S58

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.

  • open wound of wrist and hand S61

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 S51

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)

            • Open wound of elbow and forearm (S51)
            • S51 - Open wound of elbow and forearm NON-BILLABLE CODE
            • S51.0 - Open wound of elbow NON-BILLABLE CODE
            • S51.00 - Unspecified open wound of elbow NON-BILLABLE CODE
            • S51.001 - Unspecified open wound of right elbow NON-BILLABLE CODE
            • S51.001A - Unspecified open wound of right elbow, initial encounter BILLABLE CODE
            • S51.001D - Unspecified open wound of right elbow, subsequent encounter BILLABLE CODE
            • S51.001S - Unspecified open wound of right elbow, sequela BILLABLE CODE
            • S51.002 - Unspecified open wound of left elbow NON-BILLABLE CODE
            • S51.002A - Unspecified open wound of left elbow, initial encounter BILLABLE CODE
            • S51.002D - Unspecified open wound of left elbow, subsequent encounter BILLABLE CODE
            • S51.002S - Unspecified open wound of left elbow, sequela BILLABLE CODE
            • S51.009 - Unspecified open wound of unspecified elbow NON-BILLABLE CODE
            • S51.009A - Unspecified open wound of unspecified elbow, init encntr BILLABLE CODE
            • S51.009D - Unspecified open wound of unspecified elbow, subs encntr BILLABLE CODE
            • S51.009S - Unspecified open wound of unspecified elbow, sequela BILLABLE CODE
            • S51.01 - Laceration without foreign body of elbow NON-BILLABLE CODE
            • S51.011 - Laceration without foreign body of right elbow NON-BILLABLE CODE
            • S51.011A - Laceration without foreign body of right elbow, init encntr BILLABLE CODE
            • S51.011D - Laceration without foreign body of right elbow, subs encntr BILLABLE CODE
            • S51.011S - Laceration without foreign body of right elbow, sequela BILLABLE CODE
            • S51.012 - Laceration without foreign body of left elbow NON-BILLABLE CODE
            • S51.012A - Laceration without foreign body of left elbow, init encntr BILLABLE CODE
            • S51.012D - Laceration without foreign body of left elbow, subs encntr BILLABLE CODE
            • S51.012S - Laceration without foreign body of left elbow, sequela BILLABLE CODE
            • S51.019 - Laceration without foreign body of unspecified elbow NON-BILLABLE CODE
            • S51.019A - Laceration without foreign body of unsp elbow, init encntr BILLABLE CODE
            • S51.019D - Laceration without foreign body of unsp elbow, subs encntr BILLABLE CODE
            • S51.019S - Laceration without foreign body of unsp elbow, sequela BILLABLE CODE
            • S51.02 - Laceration with foreign body of elbow NON-BILLABLE CODE
            • S51.021 - Laceration with foreign body of right elbow NON-BILLABLE CODE
            • S51.021A - Laceration with foreign body of right elbow, init encntr BILLABLE CODE
            • S51.021D - Laceration with foreign body of right elbow, subs encntr BILLABLE CODE
            • S51.021S - Laceration with foreign body of right elbow, sequela BILLABLE CODE
            • S51.022 - Laceration with foreign body of left elbow NON-BILLABLE CODE
            • S51.022A - Laceration with foreign body of left elbow, init encntr BILLABLE CODE
            • S51.022D - Laceration with foreign body of left elbow, subs encntr BILLABLE CODE
            • S51.022S - Laceration with foreign body of left elbow, sequela BILLABLE CODE
            • S51.029 - Laceration with foreign body of unspecified elbow NON-BILLABLE CODE
            • S51.029A - Laceration with foreign body of unsp elbow, init encntr BILLABLE CODE
            • S51.029D - Laceration with foreign body of unsp elbow, subs encntr BILLABLE CODE
            • S51.029S - Laceration with foreign body of unspecified elbow, sequela BILLABLE CODE
            • S51.03 - Puncture wound without foreign body of elbow NON-BILLABLE CODE
            • S51.031 - Puncture wound without foreign body of right elbow NON-BILLABLE CODE
            • S51.031A - Puncture wound w/o foreign body of right elbow, init encntr BILLABLE CODE
            • S51.031D - Puncture wound w/o foreign body of right elbow, subs encntr BILLABLE CODE
            • S51.031S - Puncture wound without foreign body of right elbow, sequela BILLABLE CODE
            • S51.032 - Puncture wound without foreign body of left elbow NON-BILLABLE CODE
            • S51.032A - Puncture wound w/o foreign body of left elbow, init encntr BILLABLE CODE
            • S51.032D - Puncture wound w/o foreign body of left elbow, subs encntr BILLABLE CODE
            • S51.032S - Puncture wound without foreign body of left elbow, sequela BILLABLE CODE
            • S51.039 - Puncture wound without foreign body of unspecified elbow NON-BILLABLE CODE
            • S51.039A - Puncture wound w/o foreign body of unsp elbow, init encntr BILLABLE CODE
            • S51.039D - Puncture wound w/o foreign body of unsp elbow, subs encntr BILLABLE CODE
            • S51.039S - Puncture wound without foreign body of unsp elbow, sequela BILLABLE CODE
            • S51.04 - Puncture wound with foreign body of elbow NON-BILLABLE CODE
            • S51.041 - Puncture wound with foreign body of right elbow NON-BILLABLE CODE
            • S51.041A - Puncture wound with foreign body of right elbow, init encntr BILLABLE CODE
            • S51.041D - Puncture wound with foreign body of right elbow, subs encntr BILLABLE CODE
            • S51.041S - Puncture wound with foreign body of right elbow, sequela BILLABLE CODE
            • S51.042 - Puncture wound with foreign body of left elbow NON-BILLABLE CODE
            • S51.042A - Puncture wound with foreign body of left elbow, init encntr BILLABLE CODE
            • S51.042D - Puncture wound with foreign body of left elbow, subs encntr BILLABLE CODE
            • S51.042S - Puncture wound with foreign body of left elbow, sequela BILLABLE CODE
            • S51.049 - Puncture wound with foreign body of unspecified elbow NON-BILLABLE CODE
            • S51.049A - Puncture wound with foreign body of unsp elbow, init encntr BILLABLE CODE
            • S51.049D - Puncture wound with foreign body of unsp elbow, subs encntr BILLABLE CODE
            • S51.049S - Puncture wound with foreign body of unsp elbow, sequela BILLABLE CODE
            • S51.05 - Open bite of elbow NON-BILLABLE CODE
            • S51.051 - Open bite, right elbow NON-BILLABLE CODE
            • S51.051A - Open bite, right elbow, initial encounter BILLABLE CODE
            • S51.051D - Open bite, right elbow, subsequent encounter BILLABLE CODE
            • S51.051S - Open bite, right elbow, sequela BILLABLE CODE
            • S51.052 - Open bite, left elbow NON-BILLABLE CODE
            • S51.052A - Open bite, left elbow, initial encounter BILLABLE CODE
            • S51.052D - Open bite, left elbow, subsequent encounter BILLABLE CODE
            • S51.052S - Open bite, left elbow, sequela BILLABLE CODE
            • S51.059 - Open bite, unspecified elbow NON-BILLABLE CODE
            • S51.059A - Open bite, unspecified elbow, initial encounter BILLABLE CODE
            • S51.059D - Open bite, unspecified elbow, subsequent encounter BILLABLE CODE
            • S51.059S - Open bite, unspecified elbow, sequela BILLABLE CODE
            • S51.8 - Open wound of forearm NON-BILLABLE CODE
            • S51.80 - Unspecified open wound of forearm NON-BILLABLE CODE
            • S51.801 - Unspecified open wound of right forearm NON-BILLABLE CODE
            • S51.801A - Unspecified open wound of right forearm, initial encounter BILLABLE CODE
            • S51.801D - Unspecified open wound of right forearm, subs encntr BILLABLE CODE
            • S51.801S - Unspecified open wound of right forearm, sequela BILLABLE CODE
            • S51.802 - Unspecified open wound of left forearm NON-BILLABLE CODE
            • S51.802A - Unspecified open wound of left forearm, initial encounter BILLABLE CODE
            • S51.802D - Unspecified open wound of left forearm, subsequent encounter BILLABLE CODE
            • S51.802S - Unspecified open wound of left forearm, sequela BILLABLE CODE
            • S51.809 - Unspecified open wound of unspecified forearm NON-BILLABLE CODE
            • S51.809A - Unspecified open wound of unspecified forearm, init encntr BILLABLE CODE
            • S51.809D - Unspecified open wound of unspecified forearm, subs encntr BILLABLE CODE
            • S51.809S - Unspecified open wound of unspecified forearm, sequela BILLABLE CODE
            • S51.81 - Laceration without foreign body of forearm NON-BILLABLE CODE
            • S51.811 - Laceration without foreign body of right forearm NON-BILLABLE CODE
            • S51.811A - Laceration w/o foreign body of right forearm, init encntr BILLABLE CODE
            • S51.811D - Laceration w/o foreign body of right forearm, subs encntr BILLABLE CODE
            • S51.811S - Laceration without foreign body of right forearm, sequela BILLABLE CODE
            • S51.812 - Laceration without foreign body of left forearm NON-BILLABLE CODE
            • S51.812A - Laceration without foreign body of left forearm, init encntr BILLABLE CODE
            • S51.812D - Laceration without foreign body of left forearm, subs encntr BILLABLE CODE
            • S51.812S - Laceration without foreign body of left forearm, sequela BILLABLE CODE
            • S51.819 - Laceration without foreign body of unspecified forearm NON-BILLABLE CODE
            • S51.819A - Laceration without foreign body of unsp forearm, init encntr BILLABLE CODE
            • S51.819D - Laceration without foreign body of unsp forearm, subs encntr BILLABLE CODE
            • S51.819S - Laceration without foreign body of unsp forearm, sequela BILLABLE CODE
            • S51.82 - Laceration with foreign body of forearm NON-BILLABLE CODE
            • S51.821 - Laceration with foreign body of right forearm NON-BILLABLE CODE
            • S51.821A - Laceration with foreign body of right forearm, init encntr BILLABLE CODE
            • S51.821D - Laceration with foreign body of right forearm, subs encntr BILLABLE CODE
            • S51.821S - Laceration with foreign body of right forearm, sequela BILLABLE CODE
            • S51.822 - Laceration with foreign body of left forearm NON-BILLABLE CODE
            • S51.822A - Laceration with foreign body of left forearm, init encntr BILLABLE CODE
            • S51.822D - Laceration with foreign body of left forearm, subs encntr BILLABLE CODE
            • S51.822S - Laceration with foreign body of left forearm, sequela BILLABLE CODE
            • S51.829 - Laceration with foreign body of unspecified forearm NON-BILLABLE CODE
            • S51.829A - Laceration with foreign body of unsp forearm, init encntr BILLABLE CODE
            • S51.829D - Laceration with foreign body of unsp forearm, subs encntr BILLABLE CODE
            • S51.829S - Laceration with foreign body of unspecified forearm, sequela BILLABLE CODE
            • S51.83 - Puncture wound without foreign body of forearm NON-BILLABLE CODE
            • S51.831 - Puncture wound without foreign body of right forearm NON-BILLABLE CODE
            • S51.831A - Puncture wound w/o foreign body of right forearm, init BILLABLE CODE
            • S51.831D - Puncture wound w/o foreign body of right forearm, subs BILLABLE CODE
            • S51.831S - Puncture wound w/o foreign body of right forearm, sequela BILLABLE CODE
            • S51.832 - Puncture wound without foreign body of left forearm NON-BILLABLE CODE
            • S51.832A - Puncture wound w/o foreign body of left forearm, init encntr BILLABLE CODE
            • S51.832D - Puncture wound w/o foreign body of left forearm, subs encntr BILLABLE CODE
            • S51.832S - Puncture wound without foreign body of left forearm, sequela BILLABLE CODE
            • S51.839 - Puncture wound without foreign body of unspecified forearm NON-BILLABLE CODE
            • S51.839A - Puncture wound w/o foreign body of unsp forearm, init encntr BILLABLE CODE
            • S51.839D - Puncture wound w/o foreign body of unsp forearm, subs encntr BILLABLE CODE
            • S51.839S - Puncture wound without foreign body of unsp forearm, sequela BILLABLE CODE
            • S51.84 - Puncture wound with foreign body of forearm NON-BILLABLE CODE
            • S51.841 - Puncture wound with foreign body of right forearm NON-BILLABLE CODE
            • S51.841A - Puncture wound w foreign body of right forearm, init encntr BILLABLE CODE
            • S51.841D - Puncture wound w foreign body of right forearm, subs encntr BILLABLE CODE
            • S51.841S - Puncture wound with foreign body of right forearm, sequela BILLABLE CODE
            • S51.842 - Puncture wound with foreign body of left forearm NON-BILLABLE CODE
            • S51.842A - Puncture wound w foreign body of left forearm, init encntr BILLABLE CODE
            • S51.842D - Puncture wound w foreign body of left forearm, subs encntr BILLABLE CODE
            • S51.842S - Puncture wound with foreign body of left forearm, sequela BILLABLE CODE
            • S51.849 - Puncture wound with foreign body of unspecified forearm NON-BILLABLE CODE
            • S51.849A - Puncture wound w foreign body of unsp forearm, init encntr BILLABLE CODE
            • S51.849D - Puncture wound w foreign body of unsp forearm, subs encntr BILLABLE CODE
            • S51.849S - Puncture wound with foreign body of unsp forearm, sequela BILLABLE CODE
            • S51.85 - Open bite of forearm NON-BILLABLE CODE
            • S51.851 - Open bite of right forearm NON-BILLABLE CODE
            • S51.851A - Open bite of right forearm, initial encounter BILLABLE CODE
            • S51.851D - Open bite of right forearm, subsequent encounter BILLABLE CODE
            • S51.851S - Open bite of right forearm, sequela BILLABLE CODE
            • S51.852 - Open bite of left forearm NON-BILLABLE CODE
            • S51.852A - Open bite of left forearm, initial encounter BILLABLE CODE
            • S51.852D - Open bite of left forearm, subsequent encounter BILLABLE CODE
            • S51.852S - Open bite of left forearm, sequela BILLABLE CODE
            • S51.859 - Open bite of unspecified forearm NON-BILLABLE CODE
            • S51.859A - Open bite of unspecified forearm, initial encounter BILLABLE CODE
            • S51.859D - Open bite of unspecified forearm, subsequent encounter BILLABLE CODE
            • S51.859S - Open bite of unspecified forearm, sequela BILLABLE CODE