ICD-10 Diagnosis Code S52.254J

Nondisp commnt fx shaft of ulna, r arm, 7thJ

Diagnosis Code S52.254J

ICD-10: S52.254J
Short Description: Nondisp commnt fx shaft of ulna, r arm, 7thJ
Long Description: Nondisplaced comminuted fracture of shaft of ulna, right arm, subsequent encounter for open fracture type IIIA, IIIB, or IIIC with delayed healing
This is the 2017 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code S52.254J


Code Classification
  • Injury, poisoning and certain other consequences of external causes
    • Injuries to the elbow and forearm (S50-S59)
      • Fracture of forearm (S52)

Information for Medical Professionals

Diagnostic Related Groups
The diagnosis code S52.254J is grouped in the following Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG v33.0)

  • AFTERCARE, MUSCULOSKELETAL SYSTEM AND CONNECTIVE TISSUE WITH MCC 559
  • AFTERCARE, MUSCULOSKELETAL SYSTEM AND CONNECTIVE TISSUE WITH CC 560
  • AFTERCARE, MUSCULOSKELETAL SYSTEM AND CONNECTIVE TISSUE WITHOUT CC/MCC 561

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The code S52.254J is exempt from POA reporting.

Information for Patients


Arm Injuries and Disorders

Of the 206 bones in your body, 3 of them are in your arm; the humerus, radius and ulna. Your arms are also made up of muscles, joints, tendons and other connective tissue. Injuries to any of these parts of the arm can occur during sports, a fall or an accident.

Types of arm injuries include

  • Tendinitis and bursitis
  • Sprains
  • Dislocations
  • Broken bones

Some nerve problems, arthritis, or cancers can affect the entire arm and cause pain, spasms, swelling and trouble moving. You may also have problems or injure specific parts of your arm, such as your hand, wrist, elbow or shoulder.

  • Arm CT scan
  • Brachial plexopathy
  • Radial head fracture - aftercare
  • Radial nerve dysfunction


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


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