2021 ICD-10-CM Code S52.27

Monteggia's fracture of ulna

Version 2021

Not Valid for Submission

S52.27 is a non-specific and non-billable diagnosis code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of monteggia's fracture 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:S52.27
Short Description:Monteggia's fracture of ulna
Long Description:Monteggia's fracture of ulna

Code Classification

Specific Coding for Monteggia's fracture of ulna

Non-specific codes like S52.27 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 monteggia's fracture of ulna:

  • Use S52.271 for Monteggia's fracture of right ulna
  • Use S52.271A for initial encounter for closed fracture
  • Use S52.271B for initial encounter for open fracture type I or II
  • Use S52.271C for or IIIC
  • Use S52.271D for subsequent encounter for closed fracture with routine healing
  • Use S52.271E for subsequent encounter for open fracture type I or II with routine healing
  • Use S52.271F for or IIIC with routine healing
  • Use S52.271G for subsequent encounter for closed fracture with delayed healing
  • Use S52.271H for subsequent encounter for open fracture type I or II with delayed healing
  • Use S52.271J for or IIIC with delayed healing
  • Use S52.271K for subsequent encounter for closed fracture with nonunion
  • Use S52.271M for subsequent encounter for open fracture type I or II with nonunion
  • Use S52.271N for or IIIC with nonunion
  • Use S52.271P for subsequent encounter for closed fracture with malunion
  • Use S52.271Q for subsequent encounter for open fracture type I or II with malunion
  • Use S52.271R for or IIIC with malunion
  • Use S52.271S for sequela
  • Use S52.272 for Monteggia's fracture of left ulna
  • Use S52.272A for initial encounter for closed fracture
  • Use S52.272B for initial encounter for open fracture type I or II
  • Use S52.272C for or IIIC
  • Use S52.272D for subsequent encounter for closed fracture with routine healing
  • Use S52.272E for subsequent encounter for open fracture type I or II with routine healing
  • Use S52.272F for or IIIC with routine healing
  • Use S52.272G for subsequent encounter for closed fracture with delayed healing
  • Use S52.272H for subsequent encounter for open fracture type I or II with delayed healing
  • Use S52.272J for or IIIC with delayed healing
  • Use S52.272K for subsequent encounter for closed fracture with nonunion
  • Use S52.272M for subsequent encounter for open fracture type I or II with nonunion
  • Use S52.272N for or IIIC with nonunion
  • Use S52.272P for subsequent encounter for closed fracture with malunion
  • Use S52.272Q for subsequent encounter for open fracture type I or II with malunion
  • Use S52.272R for or IIIC with malunion
  • Use S52.272S for sequela
  • Use S52.279 for Monteggia's fracture of unspecified ulna
  • Use S52.279A for initial encounter for closed fracture
  • Use S52.279B for initial encounter for open fracture type I or II
  • Use S52.279C for or IIIC
  • Use S52.279D for subsequent encounter for closed fracture with routine healing
  • Use S52.279E for subsequent encounter for open fracture type I or II with routine healing
  • Use S52.279F for or IIIC with routine healing
  • Use S52.279G for subsequent encounter for closed fracture with delayed healing
  • Use S52.279H for subsequent encounter for open fracture type I or II with delayed healing
  • Use S52.279J for or IIIC with delayed healing
  • Use S52.279K for subsequent encounter for closed fracture with nonunion
  • Use S52.279M for subsequent encounter for open fracture type I or II with nonunion
  • Use S52.279N for or IIIC with nonunion
  • Use S52.279P for subsequent encounter for closed fracture with malunion
  • Use S52.279Q for subsequent encounter for open fracture type I or II with malunion
  • Use S52.279R for or IIIC with malunion
  • Use S52.279S for sequela

Tabular List of Diseases and Injuries

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Inclusion Terms

Inclusion Terms
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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 S52.27 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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Dislocations

Dislocations are joint injuries that force the ends of your bones out of position. The cause is often a fall or a blow, sometimes from playing a contact sport. You can dislocate your ankles, knees, shoulders, hips, elbows and jaw. You can also dislocate your finger and toe joints. Dislocated joints often are swollen, very painful and visibly out of place. You may not be able to move it.

A dislocated joint is an emergency. If you have one, seek medical attention. Treatment depends on which joint you dislocate and the severity of the injury. It might include manipulations to reposition your bones, medicine, a splint or sling, and rehabilitation. When properly repositioned, a joint will usually function and move normally again in a few weeks. Once you dislocate a shoulder or kneecap, you are more likely to dislocate it again. Wearing protective gear during sports may help prevent dislocations.


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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)