ICD-10 Diagnosis Code S03.40XA

Sprain of jaw, unspecified side, initial encounter

Diagnosis Code S03.40XA

ICD-10: S03.40XA
Short Description: Sprain of jaw, unspecified side, initial encounter
Long Description: Sprain of jaw, unspecified side, initial encounter
This is the 2017 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code S03.40XA

Valid for Submission
The code S03.40XA is valid for submission for HIPAA-covered transactions.

New 2017 ICD-10 Code
S03.40XA is new to ICD-10 code set for the FY 2017, effective October 1, 2016.

Code Classification
  • Injury, poisoning and certain other consequences of external causes (S00–T98)
    • Injuries to the head (S00-S09)
      • Dislocation and sprain of joints and ligaments of head (S03)

Information for Medical Professionals

Diagnostic Related Groups
The diagnosis code S03.40XA is grouped in the following Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG V34.0)

  • 157 - DENTAL AND ORAL DISEASES WITH MCC
  • 158 - DENTAL AND ORAL DISEASES WITH CC
  • 159 - DENTAL AND ORAL DISEASES WITHOUT CC/MCC

Synonyms
  • Complete tear, jaw ligament
  • Sprain of jaw

Replacement Code Additional informationCallout TooltipReplacement Code
The National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) has published an update to the ICD-10-CM diagnosis codes which became effective October 1, 2016. This is a new and revised code for the FY 2017 (October 1, 2016-September 30, 2017).

This code replaces the following previously assigned ICD-10 code(s) listed below:
  • S03.4XXA - Sprain of jaw, initial encounter


Information for Patients


Jaw Injuries and Disorders

Your jaw is a set of bones that holds your teeth. It consists of two main parts. The upper part is the maxilla. It doesn't move. The moveable lower part is called the mandible. You move it when you talk or chew. The two halves of the mandible meet at your chin. The joint where the mandible meets your skull is the temporomandibular joint.

Jaw problems include

  • Fractures
  • Dislocations
  • Temporomandibular joint dysfunction
  • Osteonecrosis, which happens when your bones lose their blood supply
  • Cancers

Treatment of jaw problems depends on the cause.

  • Jaw - broken or dislocated (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Malocclusion of teeth (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Micrognathia (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Prognathism (Medical Encyclopedia)


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Sprains and Strains

A sprain is a stretched or torn ligament. Ligaments are tissues that connect bones at a joint. Falling, twisting, or getting hit can all cause a sprain. Ankle and wrist sprains are common. Symptoms include pain, swelling, bruising, and being unable to move your joint. You might feel a pop or tear when the injury happens.

A strain is a stretched or torn muscle or tendon. Tendons are tissues that connect muscle to bone. Twisting or pulling these tissues can cause a strain. Strains can happen suddenly or develop over time. Back and hamstring muscle strains are common. Many people get strains playing sports. Symptoms include pain, muscle spasms, swelling, and trouble moving the muscle.

At first, treatment of both sprains and strains usually involves resting the injured area, icing it, wearing a bandage or device that compresses the area, and medicines. Later treatment might include exercise and physical therapy.

NIH: National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases

  • Ankle sprain - aftercare (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Elbow sprain -- aftercare (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Foot sprain - aftercare (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Hamstring strain - aftercare (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Hip flexor strain -- aftercare (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Sprains (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Strains (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Tendon repair (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Wrist sprain - aftercare (Medical Encyclopedia)


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