Not Valid for Submission
M84.462 is a "header" nonspecific and non-billable diagnosis code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of pathological fracture, left tibia. The code is NOT valid for the year 2021 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions. Category or Header define the heading of a category of codes that may be further subdivided by the use of 4th, 5th, 6th or 7th characters.
The ICD-10-CM code M84.462 might also be used to specify conditions or terms like pathological fracture of left tibia.
Specific Coding for Pathological fracture, left tibia
Header codes like M84.462 require more digits to indicate the appropriate level of specificity. Consider using any of the following ICD-10 codes with a higher level of specificity when coding for pathological fracture, left tibia:
- M84.462A - ... initial encounter for fracture
- M84.462D - ... subsequent encounter for fracture with routine healing
- M84.462G - ... subsequent encounter for fracture with delayed healing
- M84.462K - ... subsequent encounter for fracture with nonunion
- M84.462P - ... subsequent encounter for fracture with malunion
- M84.462S - ... sequela
The following clinical terms are approximate synonyms or lay terms that might be used to identify the correct diagnosis code:
- Pathological fracture of left tibia
Information for Patients
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.
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Your legs are made up of bones, blood vessels, muscles, and other connective tissue. They are important for motion and standing. Playing sports, running, falling, or having an accident can damage your legs. Common leg injuries include sprains and strains, joint dislocations, and fractures.
These injuries can affect the entire leg, or just the foot, ankle, knee, or hip. Certain diseases also lead to leg problems. For example, knee osteoarthritis, common in older people, can cause pain and limited motion. Problems in your veins in your legs can lead to varicose veins or deep vein thrombosis.
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