2021 ICD-10-CM Code S32.811

Multiple fractures of pelvis with unstable disruption of pelvic ring

Version 2021
Non-Billable Code

Not Valid for Submission

S32.811 is a "header" nonspecific and non-billable diagnosis code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of multiple fractures of pelvis with unstable disruption of pelvic ring. The code is NOT valid for the year 2021 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions. Category or Header define the heading of a category of codes that may be further subdivided by the use of 4th, 5th, 6th or 7th characters.

The ICD-10-CM code S32.811 might also be used to specify conditions or terms like closed fracture pelvis, multiple pubic rami - unstable, closed fracture pubis, fracture of multiple pubic rami, multiple closed anterior-posterior compression fractures of pelvis, multiple closed anterior-posterior compression fractures of pelvis with unstable pelvic ring , multiple closed fractures of pelvis with disruption of pelvic circle, etc.

ICD-10:S32.811
Short Description:Multiple fx of pelvis w unstable disrupt of pelvic ring
Long Description:Multiple fractures of pelvis with unstable disruption of pelvic ring

Code Classification

Specific Coding for Multiple fx of pelvis w unstable disrupt of pelvic ring

Header codes like S32.811 require more digits to indicate the appropriate level of specificity. Consider using any of the following ICD-10 codes with a higher level of specificity when coding for multiple fx of pelvis w unstable disrupt of pelvic ring:

  • S32.811A - ... initial encounter for closed fracture
  • S32.811B - ... initial encounter for open fracture
  • S32.811D - ... subsequent encounter for fracture with routine healing
  • S32.811G - ... subsequent encounter for fracture with delayed healing
  • S32.811K - ... subsequent encounter for fracture with nonunion
  • S32.811S - ... 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 S32.811 are found in the index:

Approximate Synonyms

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

Information for Patients


Fractures

Also called: Broken bone

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

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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Code History

  • FY 2021 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2020 through 9/30/2021
  • FY 2020 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2019 through 9/30/2020
  • FY 2019 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2018 through 9/30/2019
  • FY 2018 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2017 through 9/30/2018
  • FY 2017 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2016 through 9/30/2017
  • FY 2016 - New Code, effective from 10/1/2015 through 9/30/2016 (First year ICD-10-CM implemented into the HIPAA code set)