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ICD-10-CM Code

Open wound of elbow

S51

Excludes1: open fracture of elbow and forearm (S52.- with open fracture 7th character)
traumatic amputation of elbow and forearm (S58.-)

Excludes2: open wound of wrist and hand (S61.-)

Code also: any associated wound infection

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