ICD-10-CM Code S02.642A

Fracture of ramus of left mandible, initial encounter for closed fracture

Version 2020 Billable Code

Valid for Submission

S02.642A is a billable code used to specify a medical diagnosis of fracture of ramus of left mandible, initial encounter for closed fracture. The code is valid for the year 2020 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions.

ICD-10:S02.642A
Short Description:Fracture of ramus of left mandible, init
Long Description:Fracture of ramus of left mandible, initial encounter for closed fracture

Replacement Code

S02642A replaces the following previously assigned ICD-10 code(s):

  • S02.64XA - Fracture of ramus of mandible, init for clos fx

Convert S02.642A to ICD-9

  • 802.24 - Fx ramus NOS-closed (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 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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