ICD-10-CM Code S02

Fracture of skull and facial bones

Version 2020 Non-Billable Code

Not Valid for Submission

S02 is a "header" nonspecific and non-billable code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of fracture of skull and facial bones. The code is NOT valid for the year 2020 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions.

ICD-10:S02
Short Description:Fracture of skull and facial bones
Long Description:Fracture of skull and facial bones

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

  • S02.0 - Fracture of vault of skull
  • S02.0XXA - Fracture of vault of skull, initial encounter for closed fracture
  • S02.0XXB - Fracture of vault of skull, initial encounter for open fracture
  • S02.0XXD - Fracture of vault of skull, subsequent encounter for fracture with routine healing
  • S02.0XXG - Fracture of vault of skull, subsequent encounter for fracture with delayed healing
  • S02.0XXK - Fracture of vault of skull, subsequent encounter for fracture with nonunion
  • S02.0XXS - Fracture of vault of skull, sequela
  • S02.1 - Fracture of base of skull
  • S02.10 - Unspecified fracture of base of skull
  • S02.101 - Fracture of base of skull, right side
  • S02.101A - Fracture of base of skull, right side, initial encounter for closed fracture
  • S02.101B - Fracture of base of skull, right side, initial encounter for open fracture
  • S02.101D - Fracture of base of skull, right side, subsequent encounter for fracture with routine healing
  • S02.101G - Fracture of base of skull, right side, subsequent encounter for fracture with delayed healing
  • S02.101K - Fracture of base of skull, right side, subsequent encounter for fracture with nonunion
  • S02.101S - Fracture of base of skull, right side, sequela
  • S02.102 - Fracture of base of skull, left side
  • S02.102A - Fracture of base of skull, left side, initial encounter for closed fracture
  • S02.102B - Fracture of base of skull, left side, initial encounter for open fracture
  • S02.102D - Fracture of base of skull, left side, subsequent encounter for fracture with routine healing
  • S02.102G - Fracture of base of skull, left side, subsequent encounter for fracture with delayed healing
  • S02.102K - Fracture of base of skull, left side, subsequent encounter for fracture with nonunion
  • S02.102S - Fracture of base of skull, left side, sequela
  • S02.109 - Fracture of base of skull, unspecified side
  • S02.109A - Fracture of base of skull, unspecified side, initial encounter for closed fracture
  • S02.109B - Fracture of base of skull, unspecified side, initial encounter for open fracture
  • S02.109D - Fracture of base of skull, unspecified side, subsequent encounter for fracture with routine healing
  • S02.109G - Fracture of base of skull, unspecified side, subsequent encounter for fracture with delayed healing
  • S02.109K - Fracture of base of skull, unspecified side, subsequent encounter for fracture with nonunion
  • S02.109S - Fracture of base of skull, unspecified side, sequela
  • S02.11 - Fracture of occiput
  • S02.110 - Type I occipital condyle fracture, unspecified side
  • S02.110A - Type I occipital condyle fracture, unspecified side, initial encounter for closed fracture
  • S02.110B - Type I occipital condyle fracture, unspecified side, initial encounter for open fracture
  • S02.110D - Type I occipital condyle fracture, unspecified side, subsequent encounter for fracture with routine healing
  • S02.110G - Type I occipital condyle fracture, unspecified side, subsequent encounter for fracture with delayed healing
  • S02.110K - Type I occipital condyle fracture, unspecified side, subsequent encounter for fracture with nonunion
  • S02.110S - Type I occipital condyle fracture, unspecified side, sequela
  • S02.111 - Type II occipital condyle fracture, unspecified side
  • S02.111A - Type II occipital condyle fracture, unspecified side, initial encounter for closed fracture
  • S02.111B - Type II occipital condyle fracture, unspecified side, initial encounter for open fracture
  • S02.111D - Type II occipital condyle fracture, unspecified side, subsequent encounter for fracture with routine healing
  • S02.111G - Type II occipital condyle fracture, unspecified side, subsequent encounter for fracture with delayed healing
  • S02.111K - Type II occipital condyle fracture, unspecified side, subsequent encounter for fracture with nonunion
  • S02.111S - Type II occipital condyle fracture, unspecified side, sequela
  • S02.112 - Type III occipital condyle fracture, unspecified side
  • S02.112A - Type III occipital condyle fracture, unspecified side, initial encounter for closed fracture
  • S02.112B - Type III occipital condyle fracture, unspecified side, initial encounter for open fracture
  • S02.112D - Type III occipital condyle fracture, unspecified side, subsequent encounter for fracture with routine healing
  • S02.112G - Type III occipital condyle fracture, unspecified side, subsequent encounter for fracture with delayed healing
  • S02.112K - Type III occipital condyle fracture, unspecified side, subsequent encounter for fracture with nonunion
  • S02.112S - Type III occipital condyle fracture, unspecified side, sequela
  • S02.113 - Unspecified occipital condyle fracture
  • S02.113A - Unspecified occipital condyle fracture, initial encounter for closed fracture
  • S02.113B - Unspecified occipital condyle fracture, initial encounter for open fracture
  • S02.113D - Unspecified occipital condyle fracture, subsequent encounter for fracture with routine healing
  • S02.113G - Unspecified occipital condyle fracture, subsequent encounter for fracture with delayed healing
  • S02.113K - Unspecified occipital condyle fracture, subsequent encounter for fracture with nonunion
  • S02.113S - Unspecified occipital condyle fracture, sequela
  • S02.118 - Other fracture of occiput, unspecified side
  • S02.118A - Other fracture of occiput, unspecified side, initial encounter for closed fracture
  • S02.118B - Other fracture of occiput, unspecified side, initial encounter for open fracture
  • S02.118D - Other fracture of occiput, unspecified side, subsequent encounter for fracture with routine healing
  • S02.118G - Other fracture of occiput, unspecified side, subsequent encounter for fracture with delayed healing
  • S02.118K - Other fracture of occiput, unspecified side, subsequent encounter for fracture with nonunion
  • S02.118S - Other fracture of occiput, unspecified side, sequela
  • S02.119 - Unspecified fracture of occiput
  • S02.119A - Unspecified fracture of occiput, initial encounter for closed fracture
  • S02.119B - Unspecified fracture of occiput, initial encounter for open fracture
  • S02.119D - Unspecified fracture of occiput, subsequent encounter for fracture with routine healing
  • S02.119G - Unspecified fracture of occiput, subsequent encounter for fracture with delayed healing
  • S02.119K - Unspecified fracture of occiput, subsequent encounter for fracture with nonunion
  • S02.119S - Unspecified fracture of occiput, sequela
  • S02.11A - Type I occipital condyle fracture, right side
  • S02.11AA - Type I occipital condyle fracture, right side, initial encounter for closed fracture
  • S02.11AB - Type I occipital condyle fracture, right side, initial encounter for open fracture
  • S02.11AD - Type I occipital condyle fracture, right side, subsequent encounter for fracture with routine healing
  • S02.11AG - Type I occipital condyle fracture, right side, subsequent encounter for fracture with delayed healing
  • S02.11AK - Type I occipital condyle fracture, right side, subsequent encounter for fracture with nonunion
  • S02.11AS - Type I occipital condyle fracture, right side, sequela
  • S02.11B - Type I occipital condyle fracture, left side
  • S02.11BA - Type I occipital condyle fracture, left side, initial encounter for closed fracture
  • S02.11BB - Type I occipital condyle fracture, left side, initial encounter for open fracture
  • S02.11BD - Type I occipital condyle fracture, left side, subsequent encounter for fracture with routine healing
  • S02.11BG - Type I occipital condyle fracture, left side, subsequent encounter for fracture with delayed healing
  • S02.11BK - Type I occipital condyle fracture, left side, subsequent encounter for fracture with nonunion
  • S02.11BS - Type I occipital condyle fracture, left side, sequela
  • S02.11C - Type II occipital condyle fracture, right side
  • S02.11CA - Type II occipital condyle fracture, right side, initial encounter for closed fracture
  • S02.11CB - Type II occipital condyle fracture, right side, initial encounter for open fracture
  • S02.11CD - Type II occipital condyle fracture, right side, subsequent encounter for fracture with routine healing
  • S02.11CG - Type II occipital condyle fracture, right side, subsequent encounter for fracture with delayed healing
  • S02.11CK - Type II occipital condyle fracture, right side, subsequent encounter for fracture with nonunion
  • S02.11CS - Type II occipital condyle fracture, right side, sequela
  • S02.11D - Type II occipital condyle fracture, left side
  • S02.11DA - Type II occipital condyle fracture, left side, initial encounter for closed fracture
  • S02.11DB - Type II occipital condyle fracture, left side, initial encounter for open fracture
  • S02.11DD - Type II occipital condyle fracture, left side, subsequent encounter for fracture with routine healing
  • S02.11DG - Type II occipital condyle fracture, left side, subsequent encounter for fracture with delayed healing
  • S02.11DK - Type II occipital condyle fracture, left side, subsequent encounter for fracture with nonunion
  • S02.11DS - Type II occipital condyle fracture, left side, sequela
  • S02.11E - Type III occipital condyle fracture, right side
  • S02.11EA - Type III occipital condyle fracture, right side, initial encounter for closed fracture
  • S02.11EB - Type III occipital condyle fracture, right side, initial encounter for open fracture
  • S02.11ED - Type III occipital condyle fracture, right side, subsequent encounter for fracture with routine healing
  • S02.11EG - Type III occipital condyle fracture, right side, subsequent encounter for fracture with delayed healing
  • S02.11EK - Type III occipital condyle fracture, right side, subsequent encounter for fracture with nonunion
  • S02.11ES - Type III occipital condyle fracture, right side, sequela
  • S02.11F - Type III occipital condyle fracture, left side
  • S02.11FA - Type III occipital condyle fracture, left side, initial encounter for closed fracture
  • S02.11FB - Type III occipital condyle fracture, left side, initial encounter for open fracture
  • S02.11FD - Type III occipital condyle fracture, left side, subsequent encounter for fracture with routine healing
  • S02.11FG - Type III occipital condyle fracture, left side, subsequent encounter for fracture with delayed healing
  • S02.11FK - Type III occipital condyle fracture, left side, subsequent encounter for fracture with nonunion
  • S02.11FS - Type III occipital condyle fracture, left side, sequela
  • S02.11G - Other fracture of occiput, right side
  • S02.11GA - Other fracture of occiput, right side, initial encounter for closed fracture
  • S02.11GB - Other fracture of occiput, right side, initial encounter for open fracture
  • S02.11GD - Other fracture of occiput, right side, subsequent encounter for fracture with routine healing
  • S02.11GG - Other fracture of occiput, right side, subsequent encounter for fracture with delayed healing
  • S02.11GK - Other fracture of occiput, right side, subsequent encounter for fracture with nonunion
  • S02.11GS - Other fracture of occiput, right side, sequela
  • S02.11H - Other fracture of occiput, left side
  • S02.11HA - Other fracture of occiput, left side, initial encounter for closed fracture
  • S02.11HB - Other fracture of occiput, left side, initial encounter for open fracture
  • S02.11HD - Other fracture of occiput, left side, subsequent encounter for fracture with routine healing
  • S02.11HG - Other fracture of occiput, left side, subsequent encounter for fracture with delayed healing
  • S02.11HK - Other fracture of occiput, left side, subsequent encounter for fracture with nonunion
  • S02.11HS - Other fracture of occiput, left side, sequela
  • S02.12 - Fracture of orbital roof
  • S02.121 - Fracture of orbital roof, right side
  • S02.121A - Fracture of orbital roof, right side, initial encounter for closed fracture
  • S02.121B - Fracture of orbital roof, right side, initial encounter for open fracture
  • S02.121D - Fracture of orbital roof, right side, subsequent encounter for fracture with routine healing
  • S02.121G - Fracture of orbital roof, right side, subsequent encounter for fracture with delayed healing
  • S02.121K - Fracture of orbital roof, right side, subsequent encounter for fracture with nonunion
  • S02.121S - Fracture of orbital roof, right side, sequela
  • S02.122 - Fracture of orbital roof, left side
  • S02.122A - Fracture of orbital roof, left side, initial encounter for closed fracture
  • S02.122B - Fracture of orbital roof, left side, initial encounter for open fracture
  • S02.122D - Fracture of orbital roof, left side, subsequent encounter for fracture with routine healing
  • S02.122G - Fracture of orbital roof, left side, subsequent encounter for fracture with delayed healing
  • S02.122K - Fracture of orbital roof, left side, subsequent encounter for fracture with nonunion
  • S02.122S - Fracture of orbital roof, left side, sequela
  • S02.129 - Fracture of orbital roof, unspecified side
  • S02.129A - Fracture of orbital roof, unspecified side, initial encounter for closed fracture
  • S02.129B - Fracture of orbital roof, unspecified side, initial encounter for open fracture
  • S02.129D - Fracture of orbital roof, unspecified side, subsequent encounter for fracture with routine healing
  • S02.129G - Fracture of orbital roof, unspecified side, subsequent encounter for fracture with delayed healing
  • S02.129K - Fracture of orbital roof, unspecified side, subsequent encounter for fracture with nonunion
  • S02.129S - Fracture of orbital roof, unspecified side, sequela
  • S02.19 - Other fracture of base of skull
  • S02.19XA - Other fracture of base of skull, initial encounter for closed fracture
  • S02.19XB - Other fracture of base of skull, initial encounter for open fracture
  • S02.19XD - Other fracture of base of skull, subsequent encounter for fracture with routine healing
  • S02.19XG - Other fracture of base of skull, subsequent encounter for fracture with delayed healing
  • S02.19XK - Other fracture of base of skull, subsequent encounter for fracture with nonunion
  • S02.19XS - Other fracture of base of skull, sequela
  • S02.2 - Fracture of nasal bones
  • S02.2XXA - Fracture of nasal bones, initial encounter for closed fracture
  • S02.2XXB - Fracture of nasal bones, initial encounter for open fracture
  • S02.2XXD - Fracture of nasal bones, subsequent encounter for fracture with routine healing
  • S02.2XXG - Fracture of nasal bones, subsequent encounter for fracture with delayed healing
  • S02.2XXK - Fracture of nasal bones, subsequent encounter for fracture with nonunion
  • S02.2XXS - Fracture of nasal bones, sequela
  • S02.3 - Fracture of orbital floor
  • S02.30 - Fracture of orbital floor, unspecified side
  • S02.30XA - Fracture of orbital floor, unspecified side, initial encounter for closed fracture
  • S02.30XB - Fracture of orbital floor, unspecified side, initial encounter for open fracture
  • S02.30XD - Fracture of orbital floor, unspecified side, subsequent encounter for fracture with routine healing
  • S02.30XG - Fracture of orbital floor, unspecified side, subsequent encounter for fracture with delayed healing
  • S02.30XK - Fracture of orbital floor, unspecified side, subsequent encounter for fracture with nonunion
  • S02.30XS - Fracture of orbital floor, unspecified side, sequela
  • S02.31 - Fracture of orbital floor, right side
  • S02.31XA - Fracture of orbital floor, right side, initial encounter for closed fracture
  • S02.31XB - Fracture of orbital floor, right side, initial encounter for open fracture
  • S02.31XD - Fracture of orbital floor, right side, subsequent encounter for fracture with routine healing
  • S02.31XG - Fracture of orbital floor, right side, subsequent encounter for fracture with delayed healing
  • S02.31XK - Fracture of orbital floor, right side, subsequent encounter for fracture with nonunion
  • S02.31XS - Fracture of orbital floor, right side, sequela
  • S02.32 - Fracture of orbital floor, left side
  • S02.32XA - Fracture of orbital floor, left side, initial encounter for closed fracture
  • S02.32XB - Fracture of orbital floor, left side, initial encounter for open fracture
  • S02.32XD - Fracture of orbital floor, left side, subsequent encounter for fracture with routine healing
  • S02.32XG - Fracture of orbital floor, left side, subsequent encounter for fracture with delayed healing
  • S02.32XK - Fracture of orbital floor, left side, subsequent encounter for fracture with nonunion
  • S02.32XS - Fracture of orbital floor, left side, sequela
  • S02.4 - Fracture of malar, maxillary and zygoma bones
  • S02.40 - Fracture of malar, maxillary and zygoma bones, unspecified
  • S02.400 - Malar fracture, unspecified side
  • S02.400A - Malar fracture, unspecified side, initial encounter for closed fracture
  • S02.400B - Malar fracture, unspecified side, initial encounter for open fracture
  • S02.400D - Malar fracture, unspecified side, subsequent encounter for fracture with routine healing
  • S02.400G - Malar fracture, unspecified side, subsequent encounter for fracture with delayed healing
  • S02.400K - Malar fracture, unspecified side, subsequent encounter for fracture with nonunion
  • S02.400S - Malar fracture, unspecified side, sequela
  • S02.401 - Maxillary fracture, unspecified side
  • S02.401A - Maxillary fracture, unspecified side, initial encounter for closed fracture
  • S02.401B - Maxillary fracture, unspecified side, initial encounter for open fracture
  • S02.401D - Maxillary fracture, unspecified side, subsequent encounter for fracture with routine healing
  • S02.401G - Maxillary fracture, unspecified side, subsequent encounter for fracture with delayed healing
  • S02.401K - Maxillary fracture, unspecified side, subsequent encounter for fracture with nonunion
  • S02.401S - Maxillary fracture, unspecified side, sequela
  • S02.402 - Zygomatic fracture, unspecified side
  • S02.402A - Zygomatic fracture, unspecified side, initial encounter for closed fracture
  • S02.402B - Zygomatic fracture, unspecified side, initial encounter for open fracture
  • S02.402D - Zygomatic fracture, unspecified side, subsequent encounter for fracture with routine healing
  • S02.402G - Zygomatic fracture, unspecified side, subsequent encounter for fracture with delayed healing
  • S02.402K - Zygomatic fracture, unspecified side, subsequent encounter for fracture with nonunion
  • S02.402S - Zygomatic fracture, unspecified side, sequela
  • S02.40A - Malar fracture, right side
  • S02.40AA - Malar fracture, right side, initial encounter for closed fracture
  • S02.40AB - Malar fracture, right side, initial encounter for open fracture
  • S02.40AD - Malar fracture, right side, subsequent encounter for fracture with routine healing
  • S02.40AG - Malar fracture, right side, subsequent encounter for fracture with delayed healing
  • S02.40AK - Malar fracture, right side, subsequent encounter for fracture with nonunion
  • S02.40AS - Malar fracture, right side, sequela
  • S02.40B - Malar fracture, left side
  • S02.40BA - Malar fracture, left side, initial encounter for closed fracture
  • S02.40BB - Malar fracture, left side, initial encounter for open fracture
  • S02.40BD - Malar fracture, left side, subsequent encounter for fracture with routine healing
  • S02.40BG - Malar fracture, left side, subsequent encounter for fracture with delayed healing
  • S02.40BK - Malar fracture, left side, subsequent encounter for fracture with nonunion
  • S02.40BS - Malar fracture, left side, sequela
  • S02.40C - Maxillary fracture, right side
  • S02.40CA - Maxillary fracture, right side, initial encounter for closed fracture
  • S02.40CB - Maxillary fracture, right side, initial encounter for open fracture
  • S02.40CD - Maxillary fracture, right side, subsequent encounter for fracture with routine healing
  • S02.40CG - Maxillary fracture, right side, subsequent encounter for fracture with delayed healing
  • S02.40CK - Maxillary fracture, right side, subsequent encounter for fracture with nonunion
  • S02.40CS - Maxillary fracture, right side, sequela
  • S02.40D - Maxillary fracture, left side
  • S02.40DA - Maxillary fracture, left side, initial encounter for closed fracture
  • S02.40DB - Maxillary fracture, left side, initial encounter for open fracture
  • S02.40DD - Maxillary fracture, left side, subsequent encounter for fracture with routine healing
  • S02.40DG - Maxillary fracture, left side, subsequent encounter for fracture with delayed healing
  • S02.40DK - Maxillary fracture, left side, subsequent encounter for fracture with nonunion
  • S02.40DS - Maxillary fracture, left side, sequela
  • S02.40E - Zygomatic fracture, right side
  • S02.40EA - Zygomatic fracture, right side, initial encounter for closed fracture
  • S02.40EB - Zygomatic fracture, right side, initial encounter for open fracture
  • S02.40ED - Zygomatic fracture, right side, subsequent encounter for fracture with routine healing
  • S02.40EG - Zygomatic fracture, right side, subsequent encounter for fracture with delayed healing
  • S02.40EK - Zygomatic fracture, right side, subsequent encounter for fracture with nonunion
  • S02.40ES - Zygomatic fracture, right side, sequela
  • S02.40F - Zygomatic fracture, left side
  • S02.40FA - Zygomatic fracture, left side, initial encounter for closed fracture
  • S02.40FB - Zygomatic fracture, left side, initial encounter for open fracture
  • S02.40FD - Zygomatic fracture, left side, subsequent encounter for fracture with routine healing
  • S02.40FG - Zygomatic fracture, left side, subsequent encounter for fracture with delayed healing
  • S02.40FK - Zygomatic fracture, left side, subsequent encounter for fracture with nonunion
  • S02.40FS - Zygomatic fracture, left side, sequela
  • S02.41 - LeFort fracture
  • S02.411 - LeFort I fracture
  • S02.411A - LeFort I fracture, initial encounter for closed fracture
  • S02.411B - LeFort I fracture, initial encounter for open fracture
  • S02.411D - LeFort I fracture, subsequent encounter for fracture with routine healing
  • S02.411G - LeFort I fracture, subsequent encounter for fracture with delayed healing
  • S02.411K - LeFort I fracture, subsequent encounter for fracture with nonunion
  • S02.411S - LeFort I fracture, sequela
  • S02.412 - LeFort II fracture
  • S02.412A - LeFort II fracture, initial encounter for closed fracture
  • S02.412B - LeFort II fracture, initial encounter for open fracture
  • S02.412D - LeFort II fracture, subsequent encounter for fracture with routine healing
  • S02.412G - LeFort II fracture, subsequent encounter for fracture with delayed healing
  • S02.412K - LeFort II fracture, subsequent encounter for fracture with nonunion
  • S02.412S - LeFort II fracture, sequela
  • S02.413 - LeFort III fracture
  • S02.413A - LeFort III fracture, initial encounter for closed fracture
  • S02.413B - LeFort III fracture, initial encounter for open fracture
  • S02.413D - LeFort III fracture, subsequent encounter for fracture with routine healing
  • S02.413G - LeFort III fracture, subsequent encounter for fracture with delayed healing
  • S02.413K - LeFort III fracture, subsequent encounter for fracture with nonunion
  • S02.413S - LeFort III fracture, sequela
  • S02.42 - Fracture of alveolus of maxilla
  • S02.42XA - Fracture of alveolus of maxilla, initial encounter for closed fracture
  • S02.42XB - Fracture of alveolus of maxilla, initial encounter for open fracture
  • S02.42XD - Fracture of alveolus of maxilla, subsequent encounter for fracture with routine healing
  • S02.42XG - Fracture of alveolus of maxilla, subsequent encounter for fracture with delayed healing
  • S02.42XK - Fracture of alveolus of maxilla, subsequent encounter for fracture with nonunion
  • S02.42XS - Fracture of alveolus of maxilla, sequela
  • S02.5 - Fracture of tooth (traumatic)
  • S02.5XXA - Fracture of tooth (traumatic), initial encounter for closed fracture
  • S02.5XXB - Fracture of tooth (traumatic), initial encounter for open fracture
  • S02.5XXD - Fracture of tooth (traumatic), subsequent encounter for fracture with routine healing
  • S02.5XXG - Fracture of tooth (traumatic), subsequent encounter for fracture with delayed healing
  • S02.5XXK - Fracture of tooth (traumatic), subsequent encounter for fracture with nonunion
  • S02.5XXS - Fracture of tooth (traumatic), sequela
  • S02.6 - Fracture of mandible
  • S02.60 - Fracture of mandible, unspecified
  • S02.600 - Fracture of unspecified part of body of mandible, unspecified side
  • S02.600A - Fracture of unspecified part of body of mandible, unspecified side, initial encounter for closed fracture
  • S02.600B - Fracture of unspecified part of body of mandible, unspecified side, initial encounter for open fracture
  • S02.600D - Fracture of unspecified part of body of mandible, unspecified side, subsequent encounter for fracture with routine healing
  • S02.600G - Fracture of unspecified part of body of mandible, unspecified side, subsequent encounter for fracture with delayed healing
  • S02.600K - Fracture of unspecified part of body of mandible, unspecified side, subsequent encounter for fracture with nonunion
  • S02.600S - Fracture of unspecified part of body of mandible, unspecified side, sequela
  • S02.601 - Fracture of unspecified part of body of right mandible
  • S02.601A - Fracture of unspecified part of body of right mandible, initial encounter for closed fracture
  • S02.601B - Fracture of unspecified part of body of right mandible, initial encounter for open fracture
  • S02.601D - Fracture of unspecified part of body of right mandible, subsequent encounter for fracture with routine healing
  • S02.601G - Fracture of unspecified part of body of right mandible, subsequent encounter for fracture with delayed healing
  • S02.601K - Fracture of unspecified part of body of right mandible, subsequent encounter for fracture with nonunion
  • S02.601S - Fracture of unspecified part of body of right mandible, sequela
  • S02.602 - Fracture of unspecified part of body of left mandible
  • S02.602A - Fracture of unspecified part of body of left mandible, initial encounter for closed fracture
  • S02.602B - Fracture of unspecified part of body of left mandible, initial encounter for open fracture
  • S02.602D - Fracture of unspecified part of body of left mandible, subsequent encounter for fracture with routine healing
  • S02.602G - Fracture of unspecified part of body of left mandible, subsequent encounter for fracture with delayed healing
  • S02.602K - Fracture of unspecified part of body of left mandible, subsequent encounter for fracture with nonunion
  • S02.602S - Fracture of unspecified part of body of left mandible, sequela
  • S02.609 - Fracture of mandible, unspecified
  • S02.609A - Fracture of mandible, unspecified, initial encounter for closed fracture
  • S02.609B - Fracture of mandible, unspecified, initial encounter for open fracture
  • S02.609D - Fracture of mandible, unspecified, subsequent encounter for fracture with routine healing
  • S02.609G - Fracture of mandible, unspecified, subsequent encounter for fracture with delayed healing
  • S02.609K - Fracture of mandible, unspecified, subsequent encounter for fracture with nonunion
  • S02.609S - Fracture of mandible, unspecified, sequela
  • S02.61 - Fracture of condylar process of mandible
  • S02.610 - Fracture of condylar process of mandible, unspecified side
  • S02.610A - Fracture of condylar process of mandible, unspecified side, initial encounter for closed fracture
  • S02.610B - Fracture of condylar process of mandible, unspecified side, initial encounter for open fracture
  • S02.610D - Fracture of condylar process of mandible, unspecified side, subsequent encounter for fracture with routine healing
  • S02.610G - Fracture of condylar process of mandible, unspecified side, subsequent encounter for fracture with delayed healing
  • S02.610K - Fracture of condylar process of mandible, unspecified side, subsequent encounter for fracture with nonunion
  • S02.610S - Fracture of condylar process of mandible, unspecified side, sequela
  • S02.611 - Fracture of condylar process of right mandible
  • S02.611A - Fracture of condylar process of right mandible, initial encounter for closed fracture
  • S02.611B - Fracture of condylar process of right mandible, initial encounter for open fracture
  • S02.611D - Fracture of condylar process of right mandible, subsequent encounter for fracture with routine healing
  • S02.611G - Fracture of condylar process of right mandible, subsequent encounter for fracture with delayed healing
  • S02.611K - Fracture of condylar process of right mandible, subsequent encounter for fracture with nonunion
  • S02.611S - Fracture of condylar process of right mandible, sequela
  • S02.612 - Fracture of condylar process of left mandible
  • S02.612A - Fracture of condylar process of left mandible, initial encounter for closed fracture
  • S02.612B - Fracture of condylar process of left mandible, initial encounter for open fracture
  • S02.612D - Fracture of condylar process of left mandible, subsequent encounter for fracture with routine healing
  • S02.612G - Fracture of condylar process of left mandible, subsequent encounter for fracture with delayed healing
  • S02.612K - Fracture of condylar process of left mandible, subsequent encounter for fracture with nonunion
  • S02.612S - Fracture of condylar process of left mandible, sequela
  • S02.62 - Fracture of subcondylar process of mandible
  • S02.620 - Fracture of subcondylar process of mandible, unspecified side
  • S02.620A - Fracture of subcondylar process of mandible, unspecified side, initial encounter for closed fracture
  • S02.620B - Fracture of subcondylar process of mandible, unspecified side, initial encounter for open fracture
  • S02.620D - Fracture of subcondylar process of mandible, unspecified side, subsequent encounter for fracture with routine healing
  • S02.620G - Fracture of subcondylar process of mandible, unspecified side, subsequent encounter for fracture with delayed healing
  • S02.620K - Fracture of subcondylar process of mandible, unspecified side, subsequent encounter for fracture with nonunion
  • S02.620S - Fracture of subcondylar process of mandible, unspecified side, sequela
  • S02.621 - Fracture of subcondylar process of right mandible
  • S02.621A - Fracture of subcondylar process of right mandible, initial encounter for closed fracture
  • S02.621B - Fracture of subcondylar process of right mandible, initial encounter for open fracture
  • S02.621D - Fracture of subcondylar process of right mandible, subsequent encounter for fracture with routine healing
  • S02.621G - Fracture of subcondylar process of right mandible, subsequent encounter for fracture with delayed healing
  • S02.621K - Fracture of subcondylar process of right mandible, subsequent encounter for fracture with nonunion
  • S02.621S - Fracture of subcondylar process of right mandible, sequela
  • S02.622 - Fracture of subcondylar process of left mandible
  • S02.622A - Fracture of subcondylar process of left mandible, initial encounter for closed fracture
  • S02.622B - Fracture of subcondylar process of left mandible, initial encounter for open fracture
  • S02.622D - Fracture of subcondylar process of left mandible, subsequent encounter for fracture with routine healing
  • S02.622G - Fracture of subcondylar process of left mandible, subsequent encounter for fracture with delayed healing
  • S02.622K - Fracture of subcondylar process of left mandible, subsequent encounter for fracture with nonunion
  • S02.622S - Fracture of subcondylar process of left mandible, sequela
  • S02.63 - Fracture of coronoid process of mandible
  • S02.630 - Fracture of coronoid process of mandible, unspecified side
  • S02.630A - Fracture of coronoid process of mandible, unspecified side, initial encounter for closed fracture
  • S02.630B - Fracture of coronoid process of mandible, unspecified side, initial encounter for open fracture
  • S02.630D - Fracture of coronoid process of mandible, unspecified side, subsequent encounter for fracture with routine healing
  • S02.630G - Fracture of coronoid process of mandible, unspecified side, subsequent encounter for fracture with delayed healing
  • S02.630K - Fracture of coronoid process of mandible, unspecified side, subsequent encounter for fracture with nonunion
  • S02.630S - Fracture of coronoid process of mandible, unspecified side, sequela
  • S02.631 - Fracture of coronoid process of right mandible
  • S02.631A - Fracture of coronoid process of right mandible, initial encounter for closed fracture
  • S02.631B - Fracture of coronoid process of right mandible, initial encounter for open fracture
  • S02.631D - Fracture of coronoid process of right mandible, subsequent encounter for fracture with routine healing
  • S02.631G - Fracture of coronoid process of right mandible, subsequent encounter for fracture with delayed healing
  • S02.631K - Fracture of coronoid process of right mandible, subsequent encounter for fracture with nonunion
  • S02.631S - Fracture of coronoid process of right mandible, sequela
  • S02.632 - Fracture of coronoid process of left mandible
  • S02.632A - Fracture of coronoid process of left mandible, initial encounter for closed fracture
  • S02.632B - Fracture of coronoid process of left mandible, initial encounter for open fracture
  • S02.632D - Fracture of coronoid process of left mandible, subsequent encounter for fracture with routine healing
  • S02.632G - Fracture of coronoid process of left mandible, subsequent encounter for fracture with delayed healing
  • S02.632K - Fracture of coronoid process of left mandible, subsequent encounter for fracture with nonunion
  • S02.632S - Fracture of coronoid process of left mandible, sequela
  • S02.64 - Fracture of ramus of mandible
  • S02.640 - Fracture of ramus of mandible, unspecified side
  • S02.640A - Fracture of ramus of mandible, unspecified side, initial encounter for closed fracture
  • S02.640B - Fracture of ramus of mandible, unspecified side, initial encounter for open fracture
  • S02.640D - Fracture of ramus of mandible, unspecified side, subsequent encounter for fracture with routine healing
  • S02.640G - Fracture of ramus of mandible, unspecified side, subsequent encounter for fracture with delayed healing
  • S02.640K - Fracture of ramus of mandible, unspecified side, subsequent encounter for fracture with nonunion
  • S02.640S - Fracture of ramus of mandible, unspecified side, sequela
  • S02.641 - Fracture of ramus of right mandible
  • S02.641A - Fracture of ramus of right mandible, initial encounter for closed fracture
  • S02.641B - Fracture of ramus of right mandible, initial encounter for open fracture
  • S02.641D - Fracture of ramus of right mandible, subsequent encounter for fracture with routine healing
  • S02.641G - Fracture of ramus of right mandible, subsequent encounter for fracture with delayed healing
  • S02.641K - Fracture of ramus of right mandible, subsequent encounter for fracture with nonunion
  • S02.641S - Fracture of ramus of right mandible, sequela
  • S02.642 - Fracture of ramus of left mandible
  • S02.642A - Fracture of ramus of left mandible, initial encounter for closed fracture
  • S02.642B - Fracture of ramus of left mandible, initial encounter for open fracture
  • S02.642D - Fracture of ramus of left mandible, subsequent encounter for fracture with routine healing
  • S02.642G - Fracture of ramus of left mandible, subsequent encounter for fracture with delayed healing
  • S02.642K - Fracture of ramus of left mandible, subsequent encounter for fracture with nonunion
  • S02.642S - Fracture of ramus of left mandible, sequela
  • S02.65 - Fracture of angle of mandible
  • S02.650 - Fracture of angle of mandible, unspecified side
  • S02.650A - Fracture of angle of mandible, unspecified side, initial encounter for closed fracture
  • S02.650B - Fracture of angle of mandible, unspecified side, initial encounter for open fracture
  • S02.650D - Fracture of angle of mandible, unspecified side, subsequent encounter for fracture with routine healing
  • S02.650G - Fracture of angle of mandible, unspecified side, subsequent encounter for fracture with delayed healing
  • S02.650K - Fracture of angle of mandible, unspecified side, subsequent encounter for fracture with nonunion
  • S02.650S - Fracture of angle of mandible, unspecified side, sequela
  • S02.651 - Fracture of angle of right mandible
  • S02.651A - Fracture of angle of right mandible, initial encounter for closed fracture
  • S02.651B - Fracture of angle of right mandible, initial encounter for open fracture
  • S02.651D - Fracture of angle of right mandible, subsequent encounter for fracture with routine healing
  • S02.651G - Fracture of angle of right mandible, subsequent encounter for fracture with delayed healing
  • S02.651K - Fracture of angle of right mandible, subsequent encounter for fracture with nonunion
  • S02.651S - Fracture of angle of right mandible, sequela
  • S02.652 - Fracture of angle of left mandible
  • S02.652A - Fracture of angle of left mandible, initial encounter for closed fracture
  • S02.652B - Fracture of angle of left mandible, initial encounter for open fracture
  • S02.652D - Fracture of angle of left mandible, subsequent encounter for fracture with routine healing
  • S02.652G - Fracture of angle of left mandible, subsequent encounter for fracture with delayed healing
  • S02.652K - Fracture of angle of left mandible, subsequent encounter for fracture with nonunion
  • S02.652S - Fracture of angle of left mandible, sequela
  • S02.66 - Fracture of symphysis of mandible
  • S02.66XA - Fracture of symphysis of mandible, initial encounter for closed fracture
  • S02.66XB - Fracture of symphysis of mandible, initial encounter for open fracture
  • S02.66XD - Fracture of symphysis of mandible, subsequent encounter for fracture with routine healing
  • S02.66XG - Fracture of symphysis of mandible, subsequent encounter for fracture with delayed healing
  • S02.66XK - Fracture of symphysis of mandible, subsequent encounter for fracture with nonunion
  • S02.66XS - Fracture of symphysis of mandible, sequela
  • S02.67 - Fracture of alveolus of mandible
  • S02.670 - Fracture of alveolus of mandible, unspecified side
  • S02.670A - Fracture of alveolus of mandible, unspecified side, initial encounter for closed fracture
  • S02.670B - Fracture of alveolus of mandible, unspecified side, initial encounter for open fracture
  • S02.670D - Fracture of alveolus of mandible, unspecified side, subsequent encounter for fracture with routine healing
  • S02.670G - Fracture of alveolus of mandible, unspecified side, subsequent encounter for fracture with delayed healing
  • S02.670K - Fracture of alveolus of mandible, unspecified side, subsequent encounter for fracture with nonunion
  • S02.670S - Fracture of alveolus of mandible, unspecified side, sequela
  • S02.671 - Fracture of alveolus of right mandible
  • S02.671A - Fracture of alveolus of right mandible, initial encounter for closed fracture
  • S02.671B - Fracture of alveolus of right mandible, initial encounter for open fracture
  • S02.671D - Fracture of alveolus of right mandible, subsequent encounter for fracture with routine healing
  • S02.671G - Fracture of alveolus of right mandible, subsequent encounter for fracture with delayed healing
  • S02.671K - Fracture of alveolus of right mandible, subsequent encounter for fracture with nonunion
  • S02.671S - Fracture of alveolus of right mandible, sequela
  • S02.672 - Fracture of alveolus of left mandible
  • S02.672A - Fracture of alveolus of left mandible, initial encounter for closed fracture
  • S02.672B - Fracture of alveolus of left mandible, initial encounter for open fracture
  • S02.672D - Fracture of alveolus of left mandible, subsequent encounter for fracture with routine healing
  • S02.672G - Fracture of alveolus of left mandible, subsequent encounter for fracture with delayed healing
  • S02.672K - Fracture of alveolus of left mandible, subsequent encounter for fracture with nonunion
  • S02.672S - Fracture of alveolus of left mandible, sequela
  • S02.69 - Fracture of mandible of other specified site
  • S02.69XA - Fracture of mandible of other specified site, initial encounter for closed fracture
  • S02.69XB - Fracture of mandible of other specified site, initial encounter for open fracture
  • S02.69XD - Fracture of mandible of other specified site, subsequent encounter for fracture with routine healing
  • S02.69XG - Fracture of mandible of other specified site, subsequent encounter for fracture with delayed healing
  • S02.69XK - Fracture of mandible of other specified site, subsequent encounter for fracture with nonunion
  • S02.69XS - Fracture of mandible of other specified site, sequela
  • S02.8 - Fractures of other specified skull and facial bones
  • S02.80 - Fracture of other specified skull and facial bones, unspecified side
  • S02.80XA - Fracture of other specified skull and facial bones, unspecified side, initial encounter for closed fracture
  • S02.80XB - Fracture of other specified skull and facial bones, unspecified side, initial encounter for open fracture
  • S02.80XD - Fracture of other specified skull and facial bones, unspecified side, subsequent encounter for fracture with routine healing
  • S02.80XG - Fracture of other specified skull and facial bones, unspecified side, subsequent encounter for fracture with delayed healing
  • S02.80XK - Fracture of other specified skull and facial bones, unspecified side, subsequent encounter for fracture with nonunion
  • S02.80XS - Fracture of other specified skull and facial bones, unspecified side, sequela
  • S02.81 - Fracture of other specified skull and facial bones, right side
  • S02.81XA - Fracture of other specified skull and facial bones, right side, initial encounter for closed fracture
  • S02.81XB - Fracture of other specified skull and facial bones, right side, initial encounter for open fracture
  • S02.81XD - Fracture of other specified skull and facial bones, right side, subsequent encounter for fracture with routine healing
  • S02.81XG - Fracture of other specified skull and facial bones, right side, subsequent encounter for fracture with delayed healing
  • S02.81XK - Fracture of other specified skull and facial bones, right side, subsequent encounter for fracture with nonunion
  • S02.81XS - Fracture of other specified skull and facial bones, right side, sequela
  • S02.82 - Fracture of other specified skull and facial bones, left side
  • S02.82XA - Fracture of other specified skull and facial bones, left side, initial encounter for closed fracture
  • S02.82XB - Fracture of other specified skull and facial bones, left side, initial encounter for open fracture
  • S02.82XD - Fracture of other specified skull and facial bones, left side, subsequent encounter for fracture with routine healing
  • S02.82XG - Fracture of other specified skull and facial bones, left side, subsequent encounter for fracture with delayed healing
  • S02.82XK - Fracture of other specified skull and facial bones, left side, subsequent encounter for fracture with nonunion
  • S02.82XS - Fracture of other specified skull and facial bones, left side, sequela
  • S02.83 - Fracture of medial orbital wall
  • S02.831 - Fracture of medial orbital wall, right side
  • S02.831A - Fracture of medial orbital wall, right side, initial encounter for closed fracture
  • S02.831B - Fracture of medial orbital wall, right side, initial encounter for open fracture
  • S02.831D - Fracture of medial orbital wall, right side, subsequent encounter for fracture with routine healing
  • S02.831G - Fracture of medial orbital wall, right side, subsequent encounter for fracture with delayed healing
  • S02.831K - Fracture of medial orbital wall, right side, subsequent encounter for fracture with nonunion
  • S02.831S - Fracture of medial orbital wall, right side, sequela
  • S02.832 - Fracture of medial orbital wall, left side
  • S02.832A - Fracture of medial orbital wall, left side, initial encounter for closed fracture
  • S02.832B - Fracture of medial orbital wall, left side, initial encounter for open fracture
  • S02.832D - Fracture of medial orbital wall, left side, subsequent encounter for fracture with routine healing
  • S02.832G - Fracture of medial orbital wall, left side, subsequent encounter for fracture with delayed healing
  • S02.832K - Fracture of medial orbital wall, left side, subsequent encounter for fracture with nonunion
  • S02.832S - Fracture of medial orbital wall, left side, sequela
  • S02.839 - Fracture of medial orbital wall, unspecified side
  • S02.839A - Fracture of medial orbital wall, unspecified side, initial encounter for closed fracture
  • S02.839B - Fracture of medial orbital wall, unspecified side, initial encounter for open fracture
  • S02.839D - Fracture of medial orbital wall, unspecified side, subsequent encounter for fracture with routine healing
  • S02.839G - Fracture of medial orbital wall, unspecified side, subsequent encounter for fracture with delayed healing
  • S02.839K - Fracture of medial orbital wall, unspecified side, subsequent encounter for fracture with nonunion
  • S02.839S - Fracture of medial orbital wall, unspecified side, sequela
  • S02.84 - Fracture of lateral orbital wall
  • S02.841 - Fracture of lateral orbital wall, right side
  • S02.841A - Fracture of lateral orbital wall, right side, initial encounter for closed fracture
  • S02.841B - Fracture of lateral orbital wall, right side, initial encounter for open fracture
  • S02.841D - Fracture of lateral orbital wall, right side, subsequent encounter for fracture with routine healing
  • S02.841G - Fracture of lateral orbital wall, right side, subsequent encounter for fracture with delayed healing
  • S02.841K - Fracture of lateral orbital wall, right side, subsequent encounter for fracture with nonunion
  • S02.841S - Fracture of lateral orbital wall, right side, sequela
  • S02.842 - Fracture of lateral orbital wall, left side
  • S02.842A - Fracture of lateral orbital wall, left side, initial encounter for closed fracture
  • S02.842B - Fracture of lateral orbital wall, left side, initial encounter for open fracture
  • S02.842D - Fracture of lateral orbital wall, left side, subsequent encounter for fracture with routine healing
  • S02.842G - Fracture of lateral orbital wall, left side, subsequent encounter for fracture with delayed healing
  • S02.842K - Fracture of lateral orbital wall, left side, subsequent encounter for fracture with nonunion
  • S02.842S - Fracture of lateral orbital wall, left side, sequela
  • S02.849 - Fracture of lateral orbital wall, unspecified side
  • S02.849A - Fracture of lateral orbital wall, unspecified side, initial encounter for closed fracture
  • S02.849B - Fracture of lateral orbital wall, unspecified side, initial encounter for open fracture
  • S02.849D - Fracture of lateral orbital wall, unspecified side, subsequent encounter for fracture with routine healing
  • S02.849G - Fracture of lateral orbital wall, unspecified side, subsequent encounter for fracture with delayed healing
  • S02.849K - Fracture of lateral orbital wall, unspecified side, subsequent encounter for fracture with nonunion
  • S02.849S - Fracture of lateral orbital wall, unspecified side, sequela
  • S02.85 - Fracture of orbit, unspecified
  • S02.85XA - Fracture of orbit, unspecified, initial encounter for closed fracture
  • S02.85XB - Fracture of orbit, unspecified, initial encounter for open fracture
  • S02.85XD - Fracture of orbit, unspecified, subsequent encounter for fracture with routine healing
  • S02.85XG - Fracture of orbit, unspecified, subsequent encounter for fracture with delayed healing
  • S02.85XK - Fracture of orbit, unspecified, subsequent encounter for fracture with nonunion
  • S02.85XS - Fracture of orbit, unspecified, sequela
  • S02.9 - Fracture of unspecified skull and facial bones
  • S02.91 - Unspecified fracture of skull
  • S02.91XA - Unspecified fracture of skull, initial encounter for closed fracture
  • S02.91XB - Unspecified fracture of skull, initial encounter for open fracture
  • S02.91XD - Unspecified fracture of skull, subsequent encounter for fracture with routine healing
  • S02.91XG - Unspecified fracture of skull, subsequent encounter for fracture with delayed healing
  • S02.91XK - Unspecified fracture of skull, subsequent encounter for fracture with nonunion
  • S02.91XS - Unspecified fracture of skull, sequela
  • S02.92 - Unspecified fracture of facial bones
  • S02.92XA - Unspecified fracture of facial bones, initial encounter for closed fracture
  • S02.92XB - Unspecified fracture of facial bones, initial encounter for open fracture
  • S02.92XD - Unspecified fracture of facial bones, subsequent encounter for fracture with routine healing
  • S02.92XG - Unspecified fracture of facial bones, subsequent encounter for fracture with delayed healing
  • S02.92XK - Unspecified fracture of facial bones, subsequent encounter for fracture with nonunion
  • S02.92XS - Unspecified fracture of facial bones, sequela

Tabular List of Diseases and Injuries

The Tabular List of Diseases and Injuries is a list of ICD-10 codes, organized "head to toe" into chapters and sections with guidance for inclusions, exclusions, descriptions and more. The following references are applicable to the code S02:

Code Also

Code Also
A "code also" note instructs that two codes may be required to fully describe a condition, but this note does not provide sequencing direction.
  • any associated intracranial injury S06

7th Character Note

7th Character Note
Certain ICD-10-CM categories have applicable 7th characters. The applicable 7th character is required for all codes within the category, or as the notes in the Tabular List instruct. The 7th character must always be the 7th character in the data field. If a code that requires a 7th character is not 6 characters, a placeholder X must be used to fill in the empty characters.
  • The appropriate 7th character is to be added to each code from category S02

7th Character

7th Character
Indicates that a seventh character is to be assigned to codes in a subcategory.
  • A - initial encounter for closed fracture
  • B - initial encounter for open fracture
  • D - subsequent encounter for fracture with routine healing
  • G - subsequent encounter for fracture with delayed healing
  • K - subsequent encounter for fracture with nonunion
  • S - sequela

  • A fracture not indicated as open or closed should be coded to closed

Code Classification

  • Injury, poisoning and certain other consequences of external causes (S00–T98)
    • Injuries to the head (S00-S09)
      • Fracture of skull and facial bones (S02)

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


Facial Injuries and Disorders

Face injuries and disorders can cause pain and affect how you look. In severe cases, they can affect sight, speech, breathing and your ability to swallow. Broken bones, especially the bones of your nose, cheekbone and jaw, are common facial injuries.

Certain diseases also lead to facial disorders. For example, nerve diseases like trigeminal neuralgia or Bell's palsy sometimes cause facial pain, spasms and trouble with eye or facial movement. Birth defects can also affect the face. They can cause underdeveloped or unusually prominent facial features or a lack of facial expression. Cleft lip and palate are a common facial birth defect.


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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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Head Injuries

Chances are you've bumped your head before. Often, the injury is minor because your skull is hard and it protects your brain. But other head injuries can be more severe, such as a skull fracture, concussion, or traumatic brain injury.

Head injuries can be open or closed. A closed injury does not break through the skull. With an open, or penetrating, injury, an object pierces the skull and enters the brain. Closed injuries are not always less severe than open injuries.

Some common causes of head injuries are falls, motor vehicle accidents, violence, and sports injuries.

It is important to know the warning signs of a moderate or severe head injury. Get help immediately if the injured person has

  • A headache that gets worse or does not go away
  • Repeated vomiting or nausea
  • Convulsions or seizures
  • An inability to wake up
  • Dilated (enlarged) pupil in one or both eyes
  • Slurred speech
  • Weakness or numbness in the arms or legs
  • Loss of coordination
  • Increased confusion, restlessness, or agitation

Doctors use a neurologic exam and imaging tests to make a diagnosis. Treatment depends on the type of injury and how severe it is.

NIH: National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke


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