2021 ICD-10-CM Code S42.48

Torus fracture of lower end of humerus

Version 2021

Not Valid for Submission

S42.48 is a non-specific and non-billable diagnosis code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of torus fracture of lower end of humerus. The code is not specific and 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:S42.48
Short Description:Torus fracture of lower end of humerus
Long Description:Torus fracture of lower end of humerus

Code Classification

Specific Coding for Torus fracture of lower end of humerus

Non-specific codes like S42.48 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 torus fracture of lower end of humerus:

  • Use S42.481 for Torus fracture of lower end of right humerus
  • Use S42.481A for initial encounter for closed fracture
  • Use S42.481D for subsequent encounter for fracture with routine healing
  • Use S42.481G for subsequent encounter for fracture with delayed healing
  • Use S42.481K for subsequent encounter for fracture with nonunion
  • Use S42.481P for subsequent encounter for fracture with malunion
  • Use S42.481S for sequela
  • Use S42.482 for Torus fracture of lower end of left humerus
  • Use S42.482A for initial encounter for closed fracture
  • Use S42.482D for subsequent encounter for fracture with routine healing
  • Use S42.482G for subsequent encounter for fracture with delayed healing
  • Use S42.482K for subsequent encounter for fracture with nonunion
  • Use S42.482P for subsequent encounter for fracture with malunion
  • Use S42.482S for sequela
  • Use S42.489 for Torus fracture of lower end of unspecified humerus
  • Use S42.489A for initial encounter for closed fracture
  • Use S42.489D for subsequent encounter for fracture with routine healing
  • Use S42.489G for subsequent encounter for fracture with delayed healing
  • Use S42.489K for subsequent encounter for fracture with nonunion
  • Use S42.489P for subsequent encounter for fracture with malunion
  • Use S42.489S for 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 coding notes and guidance for inclusions, exclusions, descriptions and more. The following references are applicable to the code S42.48:


7th Character Note

7th Character Note
Certain ICD-10-CM categories have applicable 7th characters. The applicable 7th character is required for all codes within the category, or as the notes in the Tabular List instruct. The 7th character must always be the 7th character in the data field. If a code that requires a 7th character is not 6 characters, a placeholder X must be used to fill in the empty characters.

7th Character

7th Character
Indicates that a seventh character is to be assigned to codes in a subcategory.

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 S42.48 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)