ICD-10 Diagnosis Code S23

Dislocation and sprain of joints and ligaments of thorax

Diagnosis Code S23

ICD-10: S23
Short Description: Dislocation and sprain of joints and ligaments of thorax
Long Description: Dislocation and sprain of joints and ligaments of thorax
This is the 2017 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code S23

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Code Classification
  • Injury, poisoning and certain other consequences of external causes (S00–T98)
    • Injuries to the thorax (S20-S29)
      • Dislocation and sprain of joints and ligaments of thorax (S23)

Information for Medical Professionals

Index of Diseases and Injuries
References found for the code S23 in the Index of Diseases and Injuries:


Information for Patients


Chest Injuries and Disorders

The chest is the part of the body between your neck and your abdomen. It includes the ribs and breastbone. Inside your chest are several organs, including the heart, lungs, and esophagus. The pleura, a large thin sheet of tissue, lines the inside of the chest cavity.

Chest injuries and disorders include

  • Heart diseases
  • Lung diseases and collapsed lung
  • Pleural disorders
  • Esophagus disorders
  • Broken ribs
  • Thoracic aortic aneurysms
  • Disorders of the mediastinum, the space between the lungs, breastbone, and spine

  • Chest tube insertion
  • Costochondritis
  • Mediastinal tumor
  • Pectus excavatum
  • Rib fracture - aftercare


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