ICD-10 Diagnosis Code S02.91XS

Unspecified fracture of skull, sequela

Diagnosis Code S02.91XS

ICD-10: S02.91XS
Short Description: Unspecified fracture of skull, sequela
Long Description: Unspecified fracture of skull, sequela
This is the 2018 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code S02.91XS

Valid for Submission
The code S02.91XS is valid for submission for HIPAA-covered transactions.

Code Classification
  • Injury, poisoning and certain other consequences of external causes (S00–T98)
    • Injuries to the head (S00-S09)
      • Fracture of skull and facial bones (S02)

Information for Medical Professionals

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Synonyms
  • Closed fracture of skull
  • Closed skull fracture with cerebral laceration AND/OR contusion
  • Closed skull fracture with intracranial hemorrhage
  • Closed skull fracture with intracranial injury
  • Closed skull fracture with subarachnoid, subdural AND/OR extradural hemorrhage
  • Closed skull fracture without intracranial injury
  • Fracture of skull
  • Fracture of skull and facial bones
  • Late effect of fracture of skull AND/OR face bones
  • Multiple closed fractures of skull AND/OR face with cerebral laceration AND/OR contusion
  • Multiple closed fractures of skull AND/OR face without intracranial injury
  • Multiple fractures
  • Multiple fractures involving skull and facial bones
  • Multiple fractures of skull
  • Multiple open fractures of skull AND/OR face with cerebral laceration AND/OR contusion
  • Multiple open fractures of skull AND/OR face with subarachnoid, subdural AND/OR extradural hemorrhage
  • Multiple open fractures of skull AND/OR face without intracranial injury
  • Open fracture of skull
  • Open skull fracture with cerebral laceration AND/OR contusion
  • Open skull fracture with intracranial hemorrhage
  • Open skull fracture with intracranial injury
  • Open skull fracture with subarachnoid, subdural AND/OR extradural hemorrhage
  • Open skull fracture without intracranial injury
  • Sequelae of injuries of head

Information for Patients


Fractures

Also called: Broken bone

A fracture is a break, usually in a bone. If the broken bone punctures the skin, it is called an open or compound fracture. Fractures commonly happen because of car accidents, falls, or sports injuries. Other causes are low bone density and osteoporosis, which cause weakening of the bones. Overuse can cause stress fractures, which are very small cracks in the bone.

Symptoms of a fracture are

  • Intense pain
  • Deformity - the limb looks out of place
  • Swelling, bruising, or tenderness around the injury
  • Numbness and tingling
  • Problems moving a limb

You need to get medical care right away for any fracture. An x-ray can tell if your bone is broken. You may need to wear a cast or splint. Sometimes you need surgery to put in plates, pins or screws to keep the bone in place.

  • Ankle fracture - aftercare (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Broken bone (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Broken collarbone - aftercare (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Closed reduction of a fractured bone (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Closed reduction of a fractured bone - aftercare (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Hand fracture - aftercare (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Metatarsal fracture (acute) - aftercare (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Metatarsal stress fractures - aftercare (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Radial head fracture - aftercare (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • What Are Growth Plate Injuries? - NIH (National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases)


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Head Injuries

Also called: Cranial injuries, Skull fractures, Skull injuries

Chances are you've bumped your head before. Often, the injury is minor because your skull is hard and it protects your brain. But other head injuries can be more severe, such as a skull fracture, concussion, or traumatic brain injury.

Head injuries can be open or closed. A closed injury does not break through the skull. With an open, or penetrating, injury, an object pierces the skull and enters the brain. Closed injuries are not always less severe than open injuries.

Some common causes of head injuries are falls, motor vehicle accidents, violence, and sports injuries.

It is important to know the warning signs of a moderate or severe head injury. Get help immediately if the injured person has

  • A headache that gets worse or does not go away
  • Repeated vomiting or nausea
  • Convulsions or seizures
  • An inability to wake up
  • Dilated (enlarged) pupil in one or both eyes
  • Slurred speech
  • Weakness or numbness in the arms or legs
  • Loss of coordination
  • Increased confusion, restlessness, or agitation

Doctors use a neurologic exam and imaging tests to make a diagnosis. Treatment depends on the type of injury and how severe it is.

NIH: National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke

  • Head injury - first aid (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Skull fracture (Medical Encyclopedia)


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