ICD-10-CM Code M84.43

Pathological fracture, ulna and radius

Version 2020 Non-Billable Code

Not Valid for Submission

M84.43 is a "header" nonspecific and non-billable code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of pathological fracture, ulna and radius. The code is NOT valid for the year 2020 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions.

ICD-10:M84.43
Short Description:Pathological fracture, ulna and radius
Long Description:Pathological fracture, ulna and radius

Consider the following ICD-10 codes with a higher level of specificity:

  • M84.431 - Pathological fracture, right ulna
  • M84.431A - Pathological fracture, right ulna, initial encounter for fracture
  • M84.431D - Pathological fracture, right ulna, subsequent encounter for fracture with routine healing
  • M84.431G - Pathological fracture, right ulna, subsequent encounter for fracture with delayed healing
  • M84.431K - Pathological fracture, right ulna, subsequent encounter for fracture with nonunion
  • M84.431P - Pathological fracture, right ulna, subsequent encounter for fracture with malunion
  • M84.431S - Pathological fracture, right ulna, sequela
  • M84.432 - Pathological fracture, left ulna
  • M84.432A - Pathological fracture, left ulna, initial encounter for fracture
  • M84.432D - Pathological fracture, left ulna, subsequent encounter for fracture with routine healing
  • M84.432G - Pathological fracture, left ulna, subsequent encounter for fracture with delayed healing
  • M84.432K - Pathological fracture, left ulna, subsequent encounter for fracture with nonunion
  • M84.432P - Pathological fracture, left ulna, subsequent encounter for fracture with malunion
  • M84.432S - Pathological fracture, left ulna, sequela
  • M84.433 - Pathological fracture, right radius
  • M84.433A - Pathological fracture, right radius, initial encounter for fracture
  • M84.433D - Pathological fracture, right radius, subsequent encounter for fracture with routine healing
  • M84.433G - Pathological fracture, right radius, subsequent encounter for fracture with delayed healing
  • M84.433K - Pathological fracture, right radius, subsequent encounter for fracture with nonunion
  • M84.433P - Pathological fracture, right radius, subsequent encounter for fracture with malunion
  • M84.433S - Pathological fracture, right radius, sequela
  • M84.434 - Pathological fracture, left radius
  • M84.434A - Pathological fracture, left radius, initial encounter for fracture
  • M84.434D - Pathological fracture, left radius, subsequent encounter for fracture with routine healing
  • M84.434G - Pathological fracture, left radius, subsequent encounter for fracture with delayed healing
  • M84.434K - Pathological fracture, left radius, subsequent encounter for fracture with nonunion
  • M84.434P - Pathological fracture, left radius, subsequent encounter for fracture with malunion
  • M84.434S - Pathological fracture, left radius, sequela
  • M84.439 - Pathological fracture, unspecified ulna and radius
  • M84.439A - Pathological fracture, unspecified ulna and radius, initial encounter for fracture
  • M84.439D - Pathological fracture, unspecified ulna and radius, subsequent encounter for fracture with routine healing
  • M84.439G - Pathological fracture, unspecified ulna and radius, subsequent encounter for fracture with delayed healing
  • M84.439K - Pathological fracture, unspecified ulna and radius, subsequent encounter for fracture with nonunion
  • M84.439P - Pathological fracture, unspecified ulna and radius, subsequent encounter for fracture with malunion
  • M84.439S - Pathological fracture, unspecified ulna and radius, sequela

Index to Diseases and Injuries

The Index to Diseases and Injuries is an alphabetical listing of medical terms, with each term mapped to one or more ICD-10 code(s). The following references for the code M84.43 are found in the index:


Code Classification

  • Diseases of the musculoskeletal system and connective tissue (M00–M99)
    • Disorders of bone density and structure (M80-M85)
      • Disorder of continuity of bone (M84)

Code History

  • FY 2016 - New Code, effective from 10/1/2015 through 9/30/2016
    (First year ICD-10-CM implemented into the HIPAA code set)
  • FY 2017 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2016 through 9/30/2017
  • FY 2018 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2017 through 9/30/2018
  • FY 2019 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2018 through 9/30/2019
  • FY 2020 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2019 through 9/30/2020

Information for Patients


Arm Injuries and Disorders

Of the 206 bones in your body, three 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
  • Nerve problems
  • Osteoarthritis

You may also have problems or injure specific parts of your arm, such as your hand, wrist, elbow, or shoulder.


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Fractures

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.


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