ICD-10 Diagnosis Code P11.5

Birth injury to spine and spinal cord

Diagnosis Code P11.5

ICD-10: P11.5
Short Description: Birth injury to spine and spinal cord
Long Description: Birth injury to spine and spinal cord
This is the 2017 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code P11.5

Code Classification
  • Certain conditions originating in the perinatal period
    • Birth trauma (P10-P15)
      • Other birth injuries to central nervous system (P11)

Information for Medical Professionals

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  • 767.4 - Spinal cord inj at birth

  • Closed fracture of vertebral column
  • Fracture of spine due to birth trauma
  • Injury of spine AND/OR spinal cord as birth trauma
  • Laceration of back
  • Laceration of spinal cord
  • Paralysis from birth trauma
  • Spastic paralysis due to birth injury
  • Spastic paralysis due to spinal birth injury
  • Spinal cord injury due to birth trauma
  • Spinal cord laceration due to birth trauma
  • Spinal cord rupture due to birth trauma
  • Spine dislocation due to birth trauma
  • Spine injury due to birth trauma
  • Spine or spinal cord injury due to birth trauma

Index of Diseases and Injuries
References found for the code P11.5 in the Index of Diseases and Injuries:

Information for Patients

Childbirth Problems

While childbirth usually goes well, complications can happen. They can cause a risk to the mother, baby, or both. Possible complications include

  • Preterm (premature) labor, when labor starts before 37 completed weeks of pregnancy
  • Problems with the umbilical cord
  • Problems with the position of the baby, such as breech, in which the baby is going to come out feet first
  • Birth injuries

For some of these problems, the baby may need to be delivered surgically by a Cesarean section.

  • Assisted delivery with forceps
  • Brachial plexus injury in newborns
  • Breech birth
  • Caput succedaneum
  • Meconium aspiration syndrome
  • Premature rupture of membranes

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Spinal Cord Injuries

Your spinal cord is a bundle of nerves that runs down the middle of your back. It carries signals back and forth between your body and your brain. A spinal cord injury disrupts the signals. Spinal cord injuries usually begin with a blow that fractures or dislocates your vertebrae, the bone disks that make up your spine. Most injuries don't cut through your spinal cord. Instead, they cause damage when pieces of vertebrae tear into cord tissue or press down on the nerve parts that carry signals.

Spinal cord injuries can be complete or incomplete. With a complete spinal cord injury, the cord can't send signals below the level of the injury. As a result, you are paralyzed below the injury. With an incomplete injury, you have some movement and sensation below the injury.

A spinal cord injury is a medical emergency. Immediate treatment can reduce long-term effects. Treatments may include medicines, braces or traction to stabilize the spine, and surgery. Later treatment usually includes medicines and rehabilitation therapy. Mobility aids and assistive devices may help you to get around and do some daily tasks.

NIH: National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke

  • Daily bowel care program
  • Self catheterization - female
  • Self catheterization - male
  • Spinal cord stimulation
  • Spinal cord trauma
  • Spinal injury
  • Suprapubic catheter care

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Spine Injuries and Disorders

Your backbone, or spine, is made up of 26 bone discs called vertebrae. The vertebrae protect your spinal cord and allow you to stand and bend. A number of problems can change the structure of the spine or damage the vertebrae and surrounding tissue. They include

  • Infections
  • Injuries
  • Tumors
  • Conditions, such as ankylosing spondylitis and scoliosis
  • Bone changes that come with age, such as spinal stenosis and herniated disks

Spinal diseases often cause pain when bone changes put pressure on the spinal cord or nerves. They can also limit movement. Treatments differ by disease, but sometimes they include back braces and surgery.

  • Compression fractures of the back
  • Foraminotomy
  • Kyphosis
  • Laminectomy
  • Lordosis
  • Spinal fusion
  • Spine surgery - discharge
  • Spondylolisthesis

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