ICD-10-CM Code S24.102A

Unspecified injury at T2-T6 level of thoracic spinal cord, initial encounter

Version 2020 Billable Code

Valid for Submission

S24.102A is a billable code used to specify a medical diagnosis of unspecified injury at t2-t6 level of thoracic spinal cord, initial encounter. The code is valid for the year 2020 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions. The ICD-10-CM code S24.102A might also be used to specify conditions or terms like injury at t1-t6 level with spinal cord injury and without bone injury or open fracture of t1-t6 level with spinal cord injury or traumatic injury of spinal cord at t1-t6 level.

Short Description:Unsp injury at T2-T6 level of thoracic spinal cord, init
Long Description:Unspecified injury at T2-T6 level of thoracic spinal cord, initial encounter


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

  • Injury at T1-T6 level with spinal cord injury AND without bone injury
  • Open fracture of T1-T6 level with spinal cord injury
  • Traumatic injury of spinal cord at T1-T6 level

Convert S24.102A to ICD-9

  • 952.10 - T1-t6 spin cord inj NOS (Approximate Flag)

Code Classification

  • Injury, poisoning and certain other consequences of external causes (S00–T98)
    • Injuries to the thorax (S20-S29)
      • Injury of nerves and spinal cord at thorax level (S24)

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

Spinal Cord Injuries

Your spinal cord is a bundle of nerves that runs down the middle of your back. It carries signals back and forth between your body and your brain. A spinal cord injury disrupts the signals. Spinal cord injuries usually begin with a blow that fractures or dislocates your vertebrae, the bone disks that make up your spine. Most injuries don't cut through your spinal cord. Instead, they cause damage when pieces of vertebrae tear into cord tissue or press down on the nerve parts that carry signals.

Spinal cord injuries can be complete or incomplete. With a complete spinal cord injury, the cord can't send signals below the level of the injury. As a result, you are paralyzed below the injury. With an incomplete injury, you have some movement and sensation below the injury.

A spinal cord injury is a medical emergency. Immediate treatment can reduce long-term effects. Treatments may include medicines, braces or traction to stabilize the spine, and surgery. Later treatment usually includes medicines and rehabilitation therapy. Mobility aids and assistive devices may help you to get around and do some daily tasks.

NIH: National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke

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