2021 ICD-10-CM Code S52.02

Fracture of olecranon process without intraarticular extension of ulna

Version 2021

Not Valid for Submission

S52.02 is a non-specific and non-billable diagnosis code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of fracture of olecranon process without intraarticular extension of ulna. 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:S52.02
Short Description:Fracture of olecran pro w/o intraarticular extension of ulna
Long Description:Fracture of olecranon process without intraarticular extension of ulna

Code Classification

Coding Guidelines

The principles of multiple coding of injuries should be followed in coding fractures. Fractures of specified sites are coded individually by site nd the level of detail furnished by medical record content.

A fracture not indicated as open or closed should be coded to closed. A fracture not indicated whether displaced or not displaced should be coded to displaced.

Initial vs. Subsequent Encounter for Fractures

Traumatic fractures are coded using the appropriate 7th character for initial encounter (A, B, C) for each encounter where the patient is receiving active treatment for the fracture. The appropriate 7th character for initial encounter should also be assigned for a patient who delayed seeking treatment for the fracture or nonunion.

Fractures are coded using the appropriate 7th character for subsequent care for encounters after the patient has completed active treatment of the fracture and is receiving routine care for the fracture during the healing or recovery phase.

Care for complications of surgical treatment for fracture repairs during the healing or recovery phase should be coded with the appropriate complication codes.

Care of complications of fractures, such as malunion and nonunion, should be reported with the appropriate 7th character for subsequent care with nonunion (K, M, N,) or subsequent care with malunion (P, Q, R).

Malunion/nonunion: The appropriate 7th character for initial encounter should also be assigned for a patient who delayed seeking treatment for the fracture or nonunion.

The open fracture designations in the assignment of the 7th character for fractures of the forearm, femur and lower leg, including ankle are based on the Gustilo open fracture classification. When the Gustilo classification type is not specified for an open fracture, the 7th character for open fracture type I or II should be assigned (B, E, H, M, Q).

Specific Coding for Fracture of olecran pro w/o intraarticular extension of ulna

Non-specific codes like S52.02 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 olecran pro w/o intraarticular extension of ulna:

  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - S52.021 for Displaced fracture of olecranon process without intraarticular extension of right ulna
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.021A for initial encounter for closed fracture
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.021B for initial encounter for open fracture type I or II
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.021C for or IIIC
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.021D for subsequent encounter for closed fracture with routine healing
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.021E for subsequent encounter for open fracture type I or II with routine healing
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.021F for or IIIC with routine healing
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.021G for subsequent encounter for closed fracture with delayed healing
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.021H for subsequent encounter for open fracture type I or II with delayed healing
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.021J for or IIIC with delayed healing
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.021K for subsequent encounter for closed fracture with nonunion
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.021M for subsequent encounter for open fracture type I or II with nonunion
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.021N for or IIIC with nonunion
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.021P for subsequent encounter for closed fracture with malunion
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.021Q for subsequent encounter for open fracture type I or II with malunion
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.021R for or IIIC with malunion
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.021S for sequela
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - S52.022 for Displaced fracture of olecranon process without intraarticular extension of left ulna
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.022A for initial encounter for closed fracture
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.022B for initial encounter for open fracture type I or II
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.022C for or IIIC
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.022D for subsequent encounter for closed fracture with routine healing
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.022E for subsequent encounter for open fracture type I or II with routine healing
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.022F for or IIIC with routine healing
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.022G for subsequent encounter for closed fracture with delayed healing
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.022H for subsequent encounter for open fracture type I or II with delayed healing
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.022J for or IIIC with delayed healing
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.022K for subsequent encounter for closed fracture with nonunion
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.022M for subsequent encounter for open fracture type I or II with nonunion
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.022N for or IIIC with nonunion
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.022P for subsequent encounter for closed fracture with malunion
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.022Q for subsequent encounter for open fracture type I or II with malunion
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.022R for or IIIC with malunion
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.022S for sequela
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - S52.023 for Displaced fracture of olecranon process without intraarticular extension of unspecified ulna
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.023A for initial encounter for closed fracture
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.023B for initial encounter for open fracture type I or II
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.023C for or IIIC
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.023D for subsequent encounter for closed fracture with routine healing
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.023E for subsequent encounter for open fracture type I or II with routine healing
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.023F for or IIIC with routine healing
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.023G for subsequent encounter for closed fracture with delayed healing
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.023H for subsequent encounter for open fracture type I or II with delayed healing
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.023J for or IIIC with delayed healing
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.023K for subsequent encounter for closed fracture with nonunion
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.023M for subsequent encounter for open fracture type I or II with nonunion
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.023N for or IIIC with nonunion
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.023P for subsequent encounter for closed fracture with malunion
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.023Q for subsequent encounter for open fracture type I or II with malunion
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.023R for or IIIC with malunion
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.023S for sequela
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - S52.024 for Nondisplaced fracture of olecranon process without intraarticular extension of right ulna
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.024A for initial encounter for closed fracture
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.024B for initial encounter for open fracture type I or II
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.024C for or IIIC
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.024D for subsequent encounter for closed fracture with routine healing
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.024E for subsequent encounter for open fracture type I or II with routine healing
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.024F for or IIIC with routine healing
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.024G for subsequent encounter for closed fracture with delayed healing
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.024H for subsequent encounter for open fracture type I or II with delayed healing
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.024J for or IIIC with delayed healing
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.024K for subsequent encounter for closed fracture with nonunion
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.024M for subsequent encounter for open fracture type I or II with nonunion
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.024N for or IIIC with nonunion
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.024P for subsequent encounter for closed fracture with malunion
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.024Q for subsequent encounter for open fracture type I or II with malunion
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.024R for or IIIC with malunion
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.024S for sequela
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - S52.025 for Nondisplaced fracture of olecranon process without intraarticular extension of left ulna
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.025A for initial encounter for closed fracture
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.025B for initial encounter for open fracture type I or II
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.025C for or IIIC
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.025D for subsequent encounter for closed fracture with routine healing
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.025E for subsequent encounter for open fracture type I or II with routine healing
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.025F for or IIIC with routine healing
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.025G for subsequent encounter for closed fracture with delayed healing
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.025H for subsequent encounter for open fracture type I or II with delayed healing
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.025J for or IIIC with delayed healing
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.025K for subsequent encounter for closed fracture with nonunion
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.025M for subsequent encounter for open fracture type I or II with nonunion
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.025N for or IIIC with nonunion
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.025P for subsequent encounter for closed fracture with malunion
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.025Q for subsequent encounter for open fracture type I or II with malunion
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.025R for or IIIC with malunion
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.025S for sequela
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - S52.026 for Nondisplaced fracture of olecranon process without intraarticular extension of unspecified ulna
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.026A for initial encounter for closed fracture
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.026B for initial encounter for open fracture type I or II
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.026C for or IIIC
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.026D for subsequent encounter for closed fracture with routine healing
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.026E for subsequent encounter for open fracture type I or II with routine healing
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.026F for or IIIC with routine healing
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.026G for subsequent encounter for closed fracture with delayed healing
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.026H for subsequent encounter for open fracture type I or II with delayed healing
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.026J for or IIIC with delayed healing
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.026K for subsequent encounter for closed fracture with nonunion
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.026M for subsequent encounter for open fracture type I or II with nonunion
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.026N for or IIIC with nonunion
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.026P for subsequent encounter for closed fracture with malunion
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.026Q for subsequent encounter for open fracture type I or II with malunion
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.026R for or IIIC with malunion
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.026S 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 S52.02 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.


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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)