2021 ICD-10-CM Code S52.22

Transverse fracture of shaft of ulna

Version 2021

Not Valid for Submission

S52.22 is a non-specific and non-billable diagnosis code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of transverse fracture of shaft 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:S52.22
Short Description:Transverse fracture of shaft of ulna
Long Description:Transverse fracture of shaft 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 Transverse fracture of shaft of ulna

Non-specific codes like S52.22 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 transverse fracture of shaft of ulna:

  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - S52.221 for Displaced transverse fracture of shaft of right ulna
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.221A for initial encounter for closed fracture
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.221B for initial encounter for open fracture type I or II
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.221C for or IIIC
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.221D for subsequent encounter for closed fracture with routine healing
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.221E for subsequent encounter for open fracture type I or II with routine healing
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.221F for or IIIC with routine healing
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.221G for subsequent encounter for closed fracture with delayed healing
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.221H for subsequent encounter for open fracture type I or II with delayed healing
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.221J for or IIIC with delayed healing
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.221K for subsequent encounter for closed fracture with nonunion
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.221M for subsequent encounter for open fracture type I or II with nonunion
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.221N for or IIIC with nonunion
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.221P for subsequent encounter for closed fracture with malunion
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.221Q for subsequent encounter for open fracture type I or II with malunion
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.221R for or IIIC with malunion
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.221S for sequela
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - S52.222 for Displaced transverse fracture of shaft of left ulna
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.222A for initial encounter for closed fracture
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.222B for initial encounter for open fracture type I or II
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.222C for or IIIC
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.222D for subsequent encounter for closed fracture with routine healing
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.222E for subsequent encounter for open fracture type I or II with routine healing
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.222F for or IIIC with routine healing
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.222G for subsequent encounter for closed fracture with delayed healing
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.222H for subsequent encounter for open fracture type I or II with delayed healing
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.222J for or IIIC with delayed healing
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.222K for subsequent encounter for closed fracture with nonunion
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.222M for subsequent encounter for open fracture type I or II with nonunion
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.222N for or IIIC with nonunion
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.222P for subsequent encounter for closed fracture with malunion
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.222Q for subsequent encounter for open fracture type I or II with malunion
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.222R for or IIIC with malunion
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.222S for sequela
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - S52.223 for Displaced transverse fracture of shaft of unspecified ulna
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.223A for initial encounter for closed fracture
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.223B for initial encounter for open fracture type I or II
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.223C for or IIIC
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.223D for subsequent encounter for closed fracture with routine healing
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.223E for subsequent encounter for open fracture type I or II with routine healing
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.223F for or IIIC with routine healing
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.223G for subsequent encounter for closed fracture with delayed healing
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.223H for subsequent encounter for open fracture type I or II with delayed healing
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.223J for or IIIC with delayed healing
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.223K for subsequent encounter for closed fracture with nonunion
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.223M for subsequent encounter for open fracture type I or II with nonunion
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.223N for or IIIC with nonunion
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.223P for subsequent encounter for closed fracture with malunion
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.223Q for subsequent encounter for open fracture type I or II with malunion
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.223R for or IIIC with malunion
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.223S for sequela
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - S52.224 for Nondisplaced transverse fracture of shaft of right ulna
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.224A for initial encounter for closed fracture
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.224B for initial encounter for open fracture type I or II
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.224C for or IIIC
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.224D for subsequent encounter for closed fracture with routine healing
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.224E for subsequent encounter for open fracture type I or II with routine healing
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.224F for or IIIC with routine healing
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.224G for subsequent encounter for closed fracture with delayed healing
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.224H for subsequent encounter for open fracture type I or II with delayed healing
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.224J for or IIIC with delayed healing
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.224K for subsequent encounter for closed fracture with nonunion
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.224M for subsequent encounter for open fracture type I or II with nonunion
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.224N for or IIIC with nonunion
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.224P for subsequent encounter for closed fracture with malunion
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.224Q for subsequent encounter for open fracture type I or II with malunion
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.224R for or IIIC with malunion
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.224S for sequela
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - S52.225 for Nondisplaced transverse fracture of shaft of left ulna
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.225A for initial encounter for closed fracture
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.225B for initial encounter for open fracture type I or II
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.225C for or IIIC
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.225D for subsequent encounter for closed fracture with routine healing
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.225E for subsequent encounter for open fracture type I or II with routine healing
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.225F for or IIIC with routine healing
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.225G for subsequent encounter for closed fracture with delayed healing
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.225H for subsequent encounter for open fracture type I or II with delayed healing
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.225J for or IIIC with delayed healing
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.225K for subsequent encounter for closed fracture with nonunion
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.225M for subsequent encounter for open fracture type I or II with nonunion
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.225N for or IIIC with nonunion
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.225P for subsequent encounter for closed fracture with malunion
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.225Q for subsequent encounter for open fracture type I or II with malunion
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.225R for or IIIC with malunion
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.225S for sequela
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - S52.226 for Nondisplaced transverse fracture of shaft of unspecified ulna
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.226A for initial encounter for closed fracture
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.226B for initial encounter for open fracture type I or II
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.226C for or IIIC
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.226D for subsequent encounter for closed fracture with routine healing
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.226E for subsequent encounter for open fracture type I or II with routine healing
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.226F for or IIIC with routine healing
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.226G for subsequent encounter for closed fracture with delayed healing
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.226H for subsequent encounter for open fracture type I or II with delayed healing
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.226J for or IIIC with delayed healing
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.226K for subsequent encounter for closed fracture with nonunion
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.226M for subsequent encounter for open fracture type I or II with nonunion
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.226N for or IIIC with nonunion
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.226P for subsequent encounter for closed fracture with malunion
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.226Q for subsequent encounter for open fracture type I or II with malunion
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.226R for or IIIC with malunion
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.226S 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 S52.22 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.


[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)