ICD-10-CM Code M84.54

Pathological fracture in neoplastic disease, hand

Version 2020 Non-Billable Code

Not Valid for Submission

M84.54 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 in neoplastic disease, hand. The code is NOT valid for the year 2020 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions.

ICD-10:M84.54
Short Description:Pathological fracture in neoplastic disease, hand
Long Description:Pathological fracture in neoplastic disease, hand

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

  • M84.541 - Pathological fracture in neoplastic disease, right hand
  • M84.541A - Pathological fracture in neoplastic disease, right hand, initial encounter for fracture
  • M84.541D - Pathological fracture in neoplastic disease, right hand, subsequent encounter for fracture with routine healing
  • M84.541G - Pathological fracture in neoplastic disease, right hand, subsequent encounter for fracture with delayed healing
  • M84.541K - Pathological fracture in neoplastic disease, right hand, subsequent encounter for fracture with nonunion
  • M84.541P - Pathological fracture in neoplastic disease, right hand, subsequent encounter for fracture with malunion
  • M84.541S - Pathological fracture in neoplastic disease, right hand, sequela
  • M84.542 - Pathological fracture in neoplastic disease, left hand
  • M84.542A - Pathological fracture in neoplastic disease, left hand, initial encounter for fracture
  • M84.542D - Pathological fracture in neoplastic disease, left hand, subsequent encounter for fracture with routine healing
  • M84.542G - Pathological fracture in neoplastic disease, left hand, subsequent encounter for fracture with delayed healing
  • M84.542K - Pathological fracture in neoplastic disease, left hand, subsequent encounter for fracture with nonunion
  • M84.542P - Pathological fracture in neoplastic disease, left hand, subsequent encounter for fracture with malunion
  • M84.542S - Pathological fracture in neoplastic disease, left hand, sequela
  • M84.549 - Pathological fracture in neoplastic disease, unspecified hand
  • M84.549A - Pathological fracture in neoplastic disease, unspecified hand, initial encounter for fracture
  • M84.549D - Pathological fracture in neoplastic disease, unspecified hand, subsequent encounter for fracture with routine healing
  • M84.549G - Pathological fracture in neoplastic disease, unspecified hand, subsequent encounter for fracture with delayed healing
  • M84.549K - Pathological fracture in neoplastic disease, unspecified hand, subsequent encounter for fracture with nonunion
  • M84.549P - Pathological fracture in neoplastic disease, unspecified hand, subsequent encounter for fracture with malunion
  • M84.549S - Pathological fracture in neoplastic disease, unspecified hand, 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 M84.54 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


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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Hand Injuries and Disorders

No matter how old you are or what you do for a living, you are always using your hands. When there is something wrong with them, you may not be able to do your regular activities.

Hand problems include

  • Carpal tunnel syndrome - compression of a nerve as it goes through the wrist, often making your fingers feel numb
  • Injuries that result in fractures, ruptured ligaments and dislocations
  • Osteoarthritis - wear-and-tear arthritis, which can also cause deformity
  • Tendinitis - irritation of the tendons
  • Disorders and injuries of your fingers and thumb

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