ICD-10 Diagnosis Code S81.802

Unspecified open wound, left lower leg

Diagnosis Code S81.802

ICD-10: S81.802
Short Description: Unspecified open wound, left lower leg
Long Description: Unspecified open wound, left lower leg
This is the 2018 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code S81.802

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Code Classification
  • Injury, poisoning and certain other consequences of external causes (S00–T98)
    • Injuries to the knee and lower leg (S80-S89)
      • Open wound of knee and lower leg (S81)

Information for Medical Professionals

  • Fracture of shaft of tibia
  • Fracture of tibial plateau
  • Open bicondylar fracture of upper end of left tibia
  • Open fracture of distal end of left tibia
  • Open fracture of left ankle
  • Open fracture of left lateral malleolus of fibula
  • Open fracture of left tibia
  • Open fracture of left tibial plateau
  • Open fracture of medial condyle of left tibia
  • Open fracture of shaft of left tibia
  • Open fracture of shaft of tibia
  • Open fracture of tibial condyles
  • Open fracture of tibial condyles
  • Open fracture of tibial plateau
  • Open fracture of upper end of left tibia
  • Open fracture proximal tibia, bicondylar
  • Open fracture proximal tibia, medial condyle

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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