ICD-10-CM Code S02.670

Fracture of alveolus of mandible, unspecified side

Version 2020 Non-Billable Code

Not Valid for Submission

S02.670 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 alveolus of mandible, unspecified side. The code is NOT valid for the year 2020 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions. The ICD-10-CM code S02.670 might also be used to specify conditions or terms like closed fracture of alveolar border of body of mandible, closed fracture of body of mandible, comminuted fracture of mandibular alveolar bone, fracture of mandible involving dental socket, fracture of mandibular alveolar socket wall, fracture of mandibular alveolus, etc

ICD-10:S02.670
Short Description:Fracture of alveolus of mandible, unspecified side
Long Description:Fracture of alveolus of mandible, unspecified side

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

  • S02.670A - ... initial encounter for closed fracture
  • S02.670B - ... initial encounter for open fracture
  • S02.670D - ... subsequent encounter for fracture with routine healing
  • S02.670G - ... subsequent encounter for fracture with delayed healing
  • S02.670K - ... subsequent encounter for fracture with nonunion
  • S02.670S - ... sequela

Synonyms

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

  • Closed fracture of alveolar border of body of mandible
  • Closed fracture of body of mandible
  • Comminuted fracture of mandibular alveolar bone
  • Fracture of mandible involving dental socket
  • Fracture of mandibular alveolar socket wall
  • Fracture of mandibular alveolus
  • Open fracture of alveolar border of body of mandible
  • Open fracture of body of mandible

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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