Specific code 2009 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 881.20
Open wound of forearm with tendon involvement
  • Short description: OPEN WND FOREARM W TENDN.
  • ICD-9-CM 881.20 will be replaced by an equivalent ICD-10-CM code (or codes) when the United States transitions from ICD-9-CM to ICD-10-CM on October 1, 2015.
  • ICD-9-CM 881.20 is a billable medical code that can be used to specify a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim.
  • You are viewing the 2009 version of ICD-9-CM 881.20.
  • More recent version(s) of ICD-9-CM 881.20: 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015.
Disease Synonyms
  • Left finger extensor tendon laceration
  • Left finger extensor tendon laceration, forearm level
  • Left finger flexor tendon laceration
  • Left finger flexor tendon laceration, forearm level
  • Left forearm tendon laceration
  • Left index finger extensor tendon laceration
  • Left index finger extensor tendon laceration, forearm level
  • Left index finger flexor tendon laceration
  • Left index finger flexor tendon laceration, forearm level
  • Left little finger extensor tendon laceration
  • Left little finger extensor tendon laceration, forearm level
  • Left little finger flexor tendon laceration
  • Left little finger flexor tendon laceration, forearm level
  • Left middle finger extensor tendon laceration
  • Left middle finger extensor tendon laceration, forearm level
  • Left middle finger flexor tendon laceration
  • Left middle finger flexor tendon laceration, forearm level
  • Left ring finger extensor tendon laceration
  • Left ring finger extensor tendon laceration, forearm level
  • Left ring finger flexor tendon laceration
  • Left ring finger flexor tendon laceration, forearm level
  • Left thumb extensor tendon laceration
  • Left thumb extensor tendon laceration, forearm level
  • Left thumb flexor tendon laceration
  • Left thumb flexor tendon laceration, forearm level
  • Left wrist extensor tendon laceration
  • Left wrist extensor tendon laceration, forearm level
  • Left wrist flexor tendon laceration
  • Left wrist flexor tendon laceration, forearm level
  • Right finger extensor tendon laceration
  • Right finger extensor tendon laceration, forearm level
  • Right finger flexor tendon laceration
  • Right finger flexor tendon laceration, forearm level
  • Right forearm tendon laceration
  • Right index finger extensor tendon laceration
  • Right index finger extensor tendon laceration, forearm level
  • Right index finger flexor tendon laceration
  • Right index finger flexor tendon laceration, forearm level
  • Right little finger extensor tendon laceration
  • Right little finger extensor tendon laceration, forearm level
  • Right little finger flexor tendon laceration
  • Right little finger flexor tendon laceration, forearm level
  • Right middle finger extensor tendon laceration
  • Right middle finger extensor tendon laceration, forearm level
  • Right middle finger flexor tendon laceration
  • Right middle finger flexor tendon laceration, forearm level
  • Right ring finger extensor tendon laceration
  • Right ring finger extensor tendon laceration, forearm level
  • Right ring finger flexor tendon laceration
  • Right ring finger flexor tendon laceration, forearm level
  • Right thumb extensor tendon laceration
  • Right thumb extensor tendon laceration, forearm level
  • Right thumb flexor tendon laceration
  • Right thumb flexor tendon laceration, forearm level
  • Right wrist extensor tendon laceration
  • Right wrist extensor tendon laceration, forearm level
  • Right wrist flexor tendon laceration
  • Right wrist flexor tendon laceration, forearm level
881.20 can be converted using the following scenario:
Scenario 1
  • 2015 ICD-10-CM S56.929A Laceration of unspecified muscles, fascia and tendons at forearm level, unspecified arm, initial encounter
  • With:
  • 2015 ICD-10-CM S51.809A Unspecified open wound of unspecified forearm, initial encounter
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 881.20:
  • Wound, open (by cutting or piercing instrument) (by firearms) (cut) (dissection) (incised) (laceration) (penetration) (perforating) (puncture) (with initial hemorrhage, not internal) 879.8
    • arm 884.0
      • with tendon involvement 884.2
      • complicated 884.1
      • forearm 881.00
        • with tendon involvement 881.20
        • complicated 881.10
      • multiple sites - see Wound, open, multiple, upper limb
      • upper 880.03
        • with tendon involvement 880.23
        • complicated 880.13
        • multiple sites (with axillary or shoulder regions) 880.09
    • forearm 881.00
      • with tendon involvement 881.20
      • complicated 881.10
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