ICD-10-CM Code S02.42XA

Fracture of alveolus of maxilla, initial encounter for closed fracture

Version 2020 Billable Code

Valid for Submission

S02.42XA is a billable code used to specify a medical diagnosis of fracture of alveolus of maxilla, initial encounter for closed fracture. The code is valid for the year 2020 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions. The ICD-10-CM code S02.42XA might also be used to specify conditions or terms like comminuted fracture of maxillary alveolar bone, fracture of malar or maxillary bones, open, fracture of maxillary alveolar bone, fracture of maxillary alveolar socket wall, open fracture of alveolar ridge of maxilla, open fracture of maxilla, etc

ICD-10:S02.42XA
Short Description:Fracture of alveolus of maxilla, init for clos fx
Long Description:Fracture of alveolus of maxilla, initial encounter for closed fracture

Synonyms

The following clinical terms are approximate synonyms or lay terms that might be used to identify the correct diagnosis code:

  • Comminuted fracture of maxillary alveolar bone
  • Fracture of malar or maxillary bones, open
  • Fracture of maxillary alveolar bone
  • Fracture of maxillary alveolar socket wall
  • Open fracture of alveolar ridge of maxilla
  • Open fracture of maxilla
  • Partial fracture of maxillary alveolus
  • Total fracture of maxillary alveolus

Convert S02.42XA to ICD-9

  • 802.8 - Fx facial bone NEC-close (Approximate Flag)

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


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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Jaw Injuries and Disorders

Your jaw is a set of bones that holds your teeth. It consists of two main parts. The upper part is the maxilla. It doesn't move. The moveable lower part is called the mandible. You move it when you talk or chew. The two halves of the mandible meet at your chin. The joint where the mandible meets your skull is the temporomandibular joint.

Jaw problems include

  • Fractures
  • Dislocations
  • Temporomandibular joint dysfunction
  • Osteonecrosis, which happens when your bones lose their blood supply
  • Cancers

Treatment of jaw problems depends on the cause.


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