2021 ICD-10-CM Code S52.241

Displaced spiral fracture of shaft of ulna, right arm

Version 2021

Not Valid for Submission

S52.241 is a non-specific and non-billable diagnosis code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of displaced spiral fracture of shaft of ulna, right arm. 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:S52.241
Short Description:Displaced spiral fracture of shaft of ulna, right arm
Long Description:Displaced spiral fracture of shaft of ulna, right arm

Code Classification

Specific Coding for Displaced spiral fracture of shaft of ulna, right arm

Non-specific codes like S52.241 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 displaced spiral fracture of shaft of ulna, right arm:

  • Use S52.241A for initial encounter for closed fracture
  • Use S52.241B for initial encounter for open fracture type I or II
  • Use S52.241C for or IIIC
  • Use S52.241D for subsequent encounter for closed fracture with routine healing
  • Use S52.241E for subsequent encounter for open fracture type I or II with routine healing
  • Use S52.241F for or IIIC with routine healing
  • Use S52.241G for subsequent encounter for closed fracture with delayed healing
  • Use S52.241H for subsequent encounter for open fracture type I or II with delayed healing
  • Use S52.241J for or IIIC with delayed healing
  • Use S52.241K for subsequent encounter for closed fracture with nonunion
  • Use S52.241M for subsequent encounter for open fracture type I or II with nonunion
  • Use S52.241N for or IIIC with nonunion
  • Use S52.241P for subsequent encounter for closed fracture with malunion
  • Use S52.241Q for subsequent encounter for open fracture type I or II with malunion
  • Use S52.241R for or IIIC with malunion
  • Use S52.241S for sequela

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)