ICD-10-CM Code S02.8

Fractures of other specified skull and facial bones

Version 2020 Non-Billable Code

Not Valid for Submission

S02.8 is a "header" nonspecific and non-billable code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of fractures of other specified skull and facial bones. The code is NOT valid for the year 2020 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions.

ICD-10:S02.8
Short Description:Fractures of other specified skull and facial bones
Long Description:Fractures of other specified skull and facial bones

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

  • 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

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 S02.8:

Inclusion Terms

Inclusion Terms
These terms are the conditions for which that code is to be used. The terms may be synonyms of the code title, or, in the case of "other specified" codes, the terms are a list of the various conditions assigned to that code. The inclusion terms are not necessarily exhaustive. Additional terms found only in the Alphabetic Index may also be assigned to a code.
  • Fracture of palate

Type 2 Excludes

Type 2 Excludes
A type 2 excludes note represents "Not included here". An excludes2 note indicates that the condition excluded is not part of the condition represented by the code, but a patient may have both conditions at the same time. When an Excludes2 note appears under a code, it is acceptable to use both the code and the excluded code together, when appropriate.
  • fracture of orbital floor S02.3
  • fracture of orbital roof S02.12

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 S02.8 are found in the index:


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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