2021 ICD-10-CM Code S52.18

Other fracture of upper end of radius

Version 2021

Not Valid for Submission

S52.18 is a non-specific and non-billable diagnosis code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of other fracture of upper end of radius. 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:S52.18
Short Description:Other fracture of upper end of radius
Long Description:Other fracture of upper end of radius

Code Classification

Specific Coding for Other fracture of upper end of radius

Non-specific codes like S52.18 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 other fracture of upper end of radius:

  • Use S52.181 for Other fracture of upper end of right radius
  • Use S52.181A for initial encounter for closed fracture
  • Use S52.181B for initial encounter for open fracture type I or II
  • Use S52.181C for or IIIC
  • Use S52.181D for subsequent encounter for closed fracture with routine healing
  • Use S52.181E for subsequent encounter for open fracture type I or II with routine healing
  • Use S52.181F for or IIIC with routine healing
  • Use S52.181G for subsequent encounter for closed fracture with delayed healing
  • Use S52.181H for subsequent encounter for open fracture type I or II with delayed healing
  • Use S52.181J for or IIIC with delayed healing
  • Use S52.181K for subsequent encounter for closed fracture with nonunion
  • Use S52.181M for subsequent encounter for open fracture type I or II with nonunion
  • Use S52.181N for or IIIC with nonunion
  • Use S52.181P for subsequent encounter for closed fracture with malunion
  • Use S52.181Q for subsequent encounter for open fracture type I or II with malunion
  • Use S52.181R for or IIIC with malunion
  • Use S52.181S for sequela
  • Use S52.182 for Other fracture of upper end of left radius
  • Use S52.182A for initial encounter for closed fracture
  • Use S52.182B for initial encounter for open fracture type I or II
  • Use S52.182C for or IIIC
  • Use S52.182D for subsequent encounter for closed fracture with routine healing
  • Use S52.182E for subsequent encounter for open fracture type I or II with routine healing
  • Use S52.182F for or IIIC with routine healing
  • Use S52.182G for subsequent encounter for closed fracture with delayed healing
  • Use S52.182H for subsequent encounter for open fracture type I or II with delayed healing
  • Use S52.182J for or IIIC with delayed healing
  • Use S52.182K for subsequent encounter for closed fracture with nonunion
  • Use S52.182M for subsequent encounter for open fracture type I or II with nonunion
  • Use S52.182N for or IIIC with nonunion
  • Use S52.182P for subsequent encounter for closed fracture with malunion
  • Use S52.182Q for subsequent encounter for open fracture type I or II with malunion
  • Use S52.182R for or IIIC with malunion
  • Use S52.182S for sequela
  • Use S52.189 for Other fracture of upper end of unspecified radius
  • Use S52.189A for initial encounter for closed fracture
  • Use S52.189B for initial encounter for open fracture type I or II
  • Use S52.189C for or IIIC
  • Use S52.189D for subsequent encounter for closed fracture with routine healing
  • Use S52.189E for subsequent encounter for open fracture type I or II with routine healing
  • Use S52.189F for or IIIC with routine healing
  • Use S52.189G for subsequent encounter for closed fracture with delayed healing
  • Use S52.189H for subsequent encounter for open fracture type I or II with delayed healing
  • Use S52.189J for or IIIC with delayed healing
  • Use S52.189K for subsequent encounter for closed fracture with nonunion
  • Use S52.189M for subsequent encounter for open fracture type I or II with nonunion
  • Use S52.189N for or IIIC with nonunion
  • Use S52.189P for subsequent encounter for closed fracture with malunion
  • Use S52.189Q for subsequent encounter for open fracture type I or II with malunion
  • Use S52.189R for or IIIC with malunion
  • Use S52.189S 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 S52.18 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)