ICD-10 Diagnosis Code S51.802

Unspecified open wound of left forearm

Diagnosis Code S51.802

ICD-10: S51.802
Short Description: Unspecified open wound of left forearm
Long Description: Unspecified open wound of left forearm
This is the 2018 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code S51.802

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Code Classification
  • 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)

Information for Medical Professionals

Synonyms
  • Fracture of left radius
  • Fracture of olecranon
  • Fracture of radial neck
  • Fracture of shaft of radius
  • Fracture of shaft of ulna
  • Open fracture of distal end of left radius
  • Open fracture of distal end of left ulna
  • Open fracture of distal end of ulna
  • Open fracture of left forearm
  • Open fracture of left radius
  • Open fracture of left ulna
  • Open fracture of neck of left radius
  • Open fracture of neck of radius
  • Open fracture of olecranon of left ulna
  • Open fracture of olecranon process of ulna
  • Open fracture of proximal end of left radius
  • Open fracture of proximal end of left ulna
  • Open fracture of proximal end of radius
  • Open fracture of proximal end of radius
  • Open fracture of shaft of left radius
  • Open fracture of shaft of left ulna
  • Open fracture of shaft of radius
  • Open fracture of shaft of ulna

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

  • Animal bites
  • Bruises
  • Burns
  • Dislocations
  • Electrical injuries
  • Fractures
  • Sprains and strains

  • Bleeding (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Crush injury (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Cuts and puncture wounds (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Electrical injury (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Gunshot wounds -- aftercare (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • How wounds heal (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Laceration - sutures or staples - at home (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Lacerations - liquid bandage (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Surgical wound care (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Surgical wound infection - treatment (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Wet to dry dressing changes (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Wound care centers (Medical Encyclopedia)


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