2021 ICD-10-CM Code S49.13

Salter-Harris Type III physeal fracture of lower end of humerus

Version 2021

Not Valid for Submission

S49.13 is a non-specific and non-billable diagnosis code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of salter-harris type iii physeal 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:S49.13
Short Description:Sltr-haris Type III physeal fracture of lower end of humerus
Long Description:Salter-Harris Type III physeal fracture of lower end of humerus

Code Classification

Specific Coding for Sltr-haris Type III physeal fracture of lower end of humerus

Non-specific codes like S49.13 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 sltr-haris type iii physeal fracture of lower end of humerus:

  • Use S49.131 for Salter-Harris Type III physeal fracture of lower end of humerus, right arm
  • Use S49.131A for initial encounter for closed fracture
  • Use S49.131D for subsequent encounter for fracture with routine healing
  • Use S49.131G for subsequent encounter for fracture with delayed healing
  • Use S49.131K for subsequent encounter for fracture with nonunion
  • Use S49.131P for subsequent encounter for fracture with malunion
  • Use S49.131S for sequela
  • Use S49.132 for Salter-Harris Type III physeal fracture of lower end of humerus, left arm
  • Use S49.132A for initial encounter for closed fracture
  • Use S49.132D for subsequent encounter for fracture with routine healing
  • Use S49.132G for subsequent encounter for fracture with delayed healing
  • Use S49.132K for subsequent encounter for fracture with nonunion
  • Use S49.132P for subsequent encounter for fracture with malunion
  • Use S49.132S for sequela
  • Use S49.139 for Salter-Harris Type III physeal fracture of lower end of humerus, unspecified arm
  • Use S49.139A for initial encounter for closed fracture
  • Use S49.139D for subsequent encounter for fracture with routine healing
  • Use S49.139G for subsequent encounter for fracture with delayed healing
  • Use S49.139K for subsequent encounter for fracture with nonunion
  • Use S49.139P for subsequent encounter for fracture with malunion
  • Use S49.139S for 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 S49.13 are found in the index:

Information for Patients


Arm Injuries and Disorders

Of the 206 bones in your body, three of them are in your arm: the humerus, radius, and ulna. Your arms are also made up of muscles, joints, tendons, and other connective tissue. Injuries to any of these parts of the arm can occur during sports, a fall, or an accident.

Types of arm injuries include

You may also have problems or injure specific parts of your arm, such as your hand, wrist, elbow, or shoulder.


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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)