ICD-10-CM Code S12.100

Unspecified displaced fracture of second cervical vertebra

Version 2020 Non-Billable Code

Not Valid for Submission

S12.100 is a "header" nonspecific and non-billable code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of unspecified displaced fracture of second cervical vertebra. The code is NOT valid for the year 2020 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions. The ICD-10-CM code S12.100 might also be used to specify conditions or terms like closed fracture axis, odontoid process, closed fracture axis, posterior arch, closed fracture axis, spinous process, closed fracture axis, spondylolysis, closed fracture axis, transverse process, closed fracture axis, tricolumnar, etc

ICD-10:S12.100
Short Description:Unspecified displaced fracture of second cervical vertebra
Long Description:Unspecified displaced fracture of second cervical vertebra

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

  • S12.100A - ... initial encounter for closed fracture
  • S12.100B - ... initial encounter for open fracture
  • S12.100D - ... subsequent encounter for fracture with routine healing
  • S12.100G - ... subsequent encounter for fracture with delayed healing
  • S12.100K - ... subsequent encounter for fracture with nonunion
  • S12.100S - ... sequela

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 S12.100 are found in the index:


Synonyms

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

  • Closed fracture axis, odontoid process
  • Closed fracture axis, posterior arch
  • Closed fracture axis, spinous process
  • Closed fracture axis, spondylolysis
  • Closed fracture axis, transverse process
  • Closed fracture axis, tricolumnar
  • Closed fracture cervical vertebra, posterior arch
  • Closed fracture cervical vertebra, spinous process
  • Closed fracture cervical vertebra, spondylolysis
  • Closed fracture cervical vertebra, transverse process
  • Closed fracture cervical vertebra, tricolumnar
  • Closed fracture of cervical vertebra without spinal cord injury
  • Closed fracture of second cervical vertebra
  • Closed fracture of second cervical vertebra without spinal cord injury
  • Fracture of odontoid process
  • Fracture of second cervical vertebra
  • Fracture of spinous process of cervical vertebra
  • Fracture of spinous process of cervical vertebra
  • Fracture of transverse process of cervical vertebra
  • Fracture of transverse process of cervical vertebra
  • Open fracture axis
  • Open fracture axis, odontoid process
  • Open fracture axis, posterior arch
  • Open fracture axis, spinous process
  • Open fracture axis, spondylolysis
  • Open fracture axis, transverse process
  • Open fracture axis, tricolumnar
  • Open fracture cervical vertebra, posterior arch
  • Open fracture cervical vertebra, spinous process
  • Open fracture cervical vertebra, spondylolysis
  • Open fracture cervical vertebra, transverse process
  • Open fracture cervical vertebra, tricolumnar
  • Open fracture of axis without spinal cord lesion
  • Open fracture of second cervical vertebra without spinal cord injury
  • Spondylolysis of cervical spine
  • Spondylolysis of cervical spine
  • Three column fracture of cervical vertebra
  • Three column fracture of cervical vertebra
  • Type I fracture of odontoid process of axis
  • Type II fracture of odontoid process of axis

Code Classification

  • Injury, poisoning and certain other consequences of external causes (S00–T98)
    • Injuries to the neck (S10-S19)
      • Fracture of cervical vertebra and other parts of neck (S12)

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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Neck Injuries and Disorders

Any part of your neck - muscles, bones, joints, tendons, ligaments, or nerves - can cause neck problems. Neck pain is very common. Pain may also come from your shoulder, jaw, head, or upper arms.

Muscle strain or tension often causes neck pain. The problem is usually overuse, such as from sitting at a computer for too long. Sometimes you can strain your neck muscles from sleeping in an awkward position or overdoing it during exercise. Falls or accidents, including car accidents, are another common cause of neck pain. Whiplash, a soft tissue injury to the neck, is also called neck sprain or strain.

Treatment depends on the cause, but may include applying ice, taking pain relievers, getting physical therapy or wearing a cervical collar. You rarely need surgery.


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