ICD-10-CM Code S02.80XB

Fracture of other specified skull and facial bones, unspecified side, initial encounter for open fracture

Version 2020 Replaced Code Billable Code

Valid for Submission

S02.80XB is a billable code used to specify a medical diagnosis of fracture of other specified skull and facial bones, unspecified side, initial encounter for open fracture. The code is valid for the year 2020 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions. The ICD-10-CM code S02.80XB might also be used to specify conditions or terms like closed fracture of medial wall of orbit, closed fracture of orbit, closed fracture of palate, fracture dislocation of temporomandibular joint, fracture of frontonasoethmoidal complex, fracture of frontonasoethmoidal complex with increased intercanthal distance, etc

ICD-10:S02.80XB
Short Description:Fx oth skull and facial bones, unspecified side, 7thB
Long Description:Fracture of other specified skull and facial bones, unspecified side, initial encounter for open fracture

Replaced Code

This code was replaced in the 2020 ICD-10 code set with the code(s) listed below. The National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) has published an update to the ICD-10-CM diagnosis codes which became effective October 1, 2019. This code was replaced for the FY 2020 (October 1, 2019 - September 30, 2020).

  • S02.839B - Fracture of medial orbital wall, unspecified side, 7thB
  • S02.849B - Fracture of lateral orbital wall, unspecified side, 7thB
  • S02.85XB - Fracture of orbit, unspecified, 7thB

Synonyms

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

  • Closed fracture of medial wall of orbit
  • Closed fracture of orbit
  • Closed fracture of palate
  • Fracture dislocation of temporomandibular joint
  • Fracture of frontonasoethmoidal complex
  • Fracture of frontonasoethmoidal complex with increased intercanthal distance
  • Fracture of lacrimal bone
  • Fracture of lateral wall of orbit
  • Fracture of malar or maxillary bones, open
  • Fracture of malar or maxillary bones, open
  • Fracture of medial wall of orbit
  • Fracture of midfacial bones
  • Fracture of palatal process
  • Fracture of palate, open
  • Fracture of supraorbital rim
  • Fracture of temporal bone
  • Mastoid fracture
  • Open fracture of medial wall of orbit
  • Open fracture of naso orbital ethmoid
  • Open fracture of orbit
  • Open fracture of zygoma
  • Open fracture of zygomatic tripod
  • Traumatic dislocation of temporomandibular joint

Replacement Code

S0280XB replaces the following previously assigned ICD-10 code(s):

  • S02.8XXB - Fractures of oth skull and facial bones, init for opn fx

Convert S02.80XB to ICD-9

  • 802.9 - Fx facial bone NEC-open (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


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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