ICD-10-CM Code S33.3

Dislocation of other and unspecified parts of lumbar spine and pelvis

Version 2020 Non-Billable Code

Not Valid for Submission

S33.3 is a "header" nonspecific and non-billable code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of dislocation of other and unspecified parts of lumbar spine and pelvis. The code is NOT valid for the year 2020 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions.

ICD-10:S33.3
Short Description:Dislocation of oth and unsp parts of lumbar spine and pelvis
Long Description:Dislocation of other and unspecified parts of lumbar spine and pelvis

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

  • S33.30 - Dislocation of unspecified parts of lumbar spine and pelvis
  • S33.30XA - Dislocation of unspecified parts of lumbar spine and pelvis, initial encounter
  • S33.30XD - Dislocation of unspecified parts of lumbar spine and pelvis, subsequent encounter
  • S33.30XS - Dislocation of unspecified parts of lumbar spine and pelvis, sequela
  • S33.39 - Dislocation of other parts of lumbar spine and pelvis
  • S33.39XA - Dislocation of other parts of lumbar spine and pelvis, initial encounter
  • S33.39XD - Dislocation of other parts of lumbar spine and pelvis, subsequent encounter
  • S33.39XS - Dislocation of other parts of lumbar spine and pelvis, sequela

Code Classification

  • Injury, poisoning and certain other consequences of external causes (S00–T98)
    • Injuries to the abdomen, lower back, lumbar spine, pelvis and external genitals (S30-S39)
      • Disloc & sprain of joints & ligaments of lumbar spin & pelv (S33)

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


Dislocations

Dislocations are joint injuries that force the ends of your bones out of position. The cause is often a fall or a blow, sometimes from playing a contact sport. You can dislocate your ankles, knees, shoulders, hips, elbows and jaw. You can also dislocate your finger and toe joints. Dislocated joints often are swollen, very painful and visibly out of place. You may not be able to move it.

A dislocated joint is an emergency. If you have one, seek medical attention. Treatment depends on which joint you dislocate and the severity of the injury. It might include manipulations to reposition your bones, medicine, a splint or sling, and rehabilitation. When properly repositioned, a joint will usually function and move normally again in a few weeks. Once you dislocate a shoulder or kneecap, you are more likely to dislocate it again. Wearing protective gear during sports may help prevent dislocations.


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Spine Injuries and Disorders

Your backbone, or spine, is made up of 26 bone discs called vertebrae. The vertebrae protect your spinal cord and allow you to stand and bend. A number of problems can change the structure of the spine or damage the vertebrae and surrounding tissue. They include

  • Infections
  • Injuries
  • Tumors
  • Conditions, such as ankylosing spondylitis and scoliosis
  • Bone changes that come with age, such as spinal stenosis and herniated disks

Spinal diseases often cause pain when bone changes put pressure on the spinal cord or nerves. They can also limit movement. Treatments differ by disease, but sometimes they include back braces and surgery.


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