2021 ICD-10-CM Code S42.45

Fracture of lateral condyle of humerus

Version 2021
Non-Billable Code

Not Valid for Submission

S42.45 is a "header" nonspecific and non-billable diagnosis code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of fracture of lateral condyle of humerus. 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.

ICD-10:S42.45
Short Description:Fracture of lateral condyle of humerus
Long Description:Fracture of lateral condyle of humerus

Code Classification

Specific Coding for Fracture of lateral condyle of humerus

Header codes like S42.45 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 fracture of lateral condyle of humerus:

  • S42.451 - Displaced fracture of lateral condyle of right humerus
  • S42.451A - Displaced fracture of lateral condyle of right humerus, initial encounter for closed fracture
  • S42.451B - Displaced fracture of lateral condyle of right humerus, initial encounter for open fracture
  • S42.451D - Displaced fracture of lateral condyle of right humerus, subsequent encounter for fracture with routine healing
  • S42.451G - Displaced fracture of lateral condyle of right humerus, subsequent encounter for fracture with delayed healing
  • S42.451K - Displaced fracture of lateral condyle of right humerus, subsequent encounter for fracture with nonunion
  • S42.451P - Displaced fracture of lateral condyle of right humerus, subsequent encounter for fracture with malunion
  • S42.451S - Displaced fracture of lateral condyle of right humerus, sequela
  • S42.452 - Displaced fracture of lateral condyle of left humerus
  • S42.452A - Displaced fracture of lateral condyle of left humerus, initial encounter for closed fracture
  • S42.452B - Displaced fracture of lateral condyle of left humerus, initial encounter for open fracture
  • S42.452D - Displaced fracture of lateral condyle of left humerus, subsequent encounter for fracture with routine healing
  • S42.452G - Displaced fracture of lateral condyle of left humerus, subsequent encounter for fracture with delayed healing
  • S42.452K - Displaced fracture of lateral condyle of left humerus, subsequent encounter for fracture with nonunion
  • S42.452P - Displaced fracture of lateral condyle of left humerus, subsequent encounter for fracture with malunion
  • S42.452S - Displaced fracture of lateral condyle of left humerus, sequela
  • S42.453 - Displaced fracture of lateral condyle of unspecified humerus
  • S42.453A - Displaced fracture of lateral condyle of unspecified humerus, initial encounter for closed fracture
  • S42.453B - Displaced fracture of lateral condyle of unspecified humerus, initial encounter for open fracture
  • S42.453D - Displaced fracture of lateral condyle of unspecified humerus, subsequent encounter for fracture with routine healing
  • S42.453G - Displaced fracture of lateral condyle of unspecified humerus, subsequent encounter for fracture with delayed healing
  • S42.453K - Displaced fracture of lateral condyle of unspecified humerus, subsequent encounter for fracture with nonunion
  • S42.453P - Displaced fracture of lateral condyle of unspecified humerus, subsequent encounter for fracture with malunion
  • S42.453S - Displaced fracture of lateral condyle of unspecified humerus, sequela
  • S42.454 - Nondisplaced fracture of lateral condyle of right humerus
  • S42.454A - Nondisplaced fracture of lateral condyle of right humerus, initial encounter for closed fracture
  • S42.454B - Nondisplaced fracture of lateral condyle of right humerus, initial encounter for open fracture
  • S42.454D - Nondisplaced fracture of lateral condyle of right humerus, subsequent encounter for fracture with routine healing
  • S42.454G - Nondisplaced fracture of lateral condyle of right humerus, subsequent encounter for fracture with delayed healing
  • S42.454K - Nondisplaced fracture of lateral condyle of right humerus, subsequent encounter for fracture with nonunion
  • S42.454P - Nondisplaced fracture of lateral condyle of right humerus, subsequent encounter for fracture with malunion
  • S42.454S - Nondisplaced fracture of lateral condyle of right humerus, sequela
  • S42.455 - Nondisplaced fracture of lateral condyle of left humerus
  • S42.455A - Nondisplaced fracture of lateral condyle of left humerus, initial encounter for closed fracture
  • S42.455B - Nondisplaced fracture of lateral condyle of left humerus, initial encounter for open fracture
  • S42.455D - Nondisplaced fracture of lateral condyle of left humerus, subsequent encounter for fracture with routine healing
  • S42.455G - Nondisplaced fracture of lateral condyle of left humerus, subsequent encounter for fracture with delayed healing
  • S42.455K - Nondisplaced fracture of lateral condyle of left humerus, subsequent encounter for fracture with nonunion
  • S42.455P - Nondisplaced fracture of lateral condyle of left humerus, subsequent encounter for fracture with malunion
  • S42.455S - Nondisplaced fracture of lateral condyle of left humerus, sequela
  • S42.456 - Nondisplaced fracture of lateral condyle of unspecified humerus
  • S42.456A - Nondisplaced fracture of lateral condyle of unspecified humerus, initial encounter for closed fracture
  • S42.456B - Nondisplaced fracture of lateral condyle of unspecified humerus, initial encounter for open fracture
  • S42.456D - Nondisplaced fracture of lateral condyle of unspecified humerus, subsequent encounter for fracture with routine healing
  • S42.456G - Nondisplaced fracture of lateral condyle of unspecified humerus, subsequent encounter for fracture with delayed healing
  • S42.456K - Nondisplaced fracture of lateral condyle of unspecified humerus, subsequent encounter for fracture with nonunion
  • S42.456P - Nondisplaced fracture of lateral condyle of unspecified humerus, subsequent encounter for fracture with malunion
  • S42.456S - Nondisplaced fracture of lateral condyle of unspecified humerus, sequela

Tabular List of Diseases and Injuries

The Tabular List of Diseases and Injuries is a list of ICD-10 codes, organized "head to toe" into chapters and sections with guidance for inclusions, exclusions, descriptions and more. The following references are applicable to the code S42.45:


Inclusion Terms

Inclusion Terms
These terms are the conditions for which that code is to be used. The terms may be synonyms of the code title, or, in the case of "other specified" codes, the terms are a list of the various conditions assigned to that code. The inclusion terms are not necessarily exhaustive. Additional terms found only in the Alphabetic Index may also be assigned to a code.

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 S42.45 are found in the index:

Information for Patients


Elbow Injuries and Disorders

Your elbow joint is made up of bone, cartilage, ligaments and fluid. Muscles and tendons help the elbow joint move. When any of these structures is hurt or diseased, you have elbow problems.

Many things can make your elbow hurt. A common cause is tendinitis, an inflammation or injury to the tendons that attach muscle to bone. Tendinitis of the elbow is a sports injury, often from playing tennis or golf. You may also get tendinitis from overuse of the elbow.

Other causes of elbow pain include sprains, strains, fractures, dislocations, bursitis and arthritis. Treatment depends on the cause.


[Learn More in MedlinePlus]

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.


[Learn More in MedlinePlus]

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)