2021 ICD-10-CM Code S52.31

Greenstick fracture of shaft of radius

Version 2021
Non-Billable Code

Not Valid for Submission

S52.31 is a "header" nonspecific and non-billable diagnosis code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of greenstick fracture of shaft of radius. The code 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:S52.31
Short Description:Greenstick fracture of shaft of radius
Long Description:Greenstick fracture of shaft of radius

Code Classification

Specific Coding for Greenstick fracture of shaft of radius

Header codes like S52.31 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 greenstick fracture of shaft of radius:

  • S52.311 - ... right arm
  • S52.311A - ... right arm, initial encounter for closed fracture
  • S52.311D - ... right arm, subsequent encounter for fracture with routine healing
  • S52.311G - ... right arm, subsequent encounter for fracture with delayed healing
  • S52.311K - ... right arm, subsequent encounter for fracture with nonunion
  • S52.311P - ... right arm, subsequent encounter for fracture with malunion
  • S52.311S - ... right arm, sequela
  • S52.312 - ... left arm
  • S52.312A - ... left arm, initial encounter for closed fracture
  • S52.312D - ... left arm, subsequent encounter for fracture with routine healing
  • S52.312G - ... left arm, subsequent encounter for fracture with delayed healing
  • S52.312K - ... left arm, subsequent encounter for fracture with nonunion
  • S52.312P - ... left arm, subsequent encounter for fracture with malunion
  • S52.312S - ... left arm, sequela
  • S52.319 - ... unspecified arm
  • S52.319A - ... unspecified arm, initial encounter for closed fracture
  • S52.319D - ... unspecified arm, subsequent encounter for fracture with routine healing
  • S52.319G - ... unspecified arm, subsequent encounter for fracture with delayed healing
  • S52.319K - ... unspecified arm, subsequent encounter for fracture with nonunion
  • S52.319P - ... unspecified arm, subsequent encounter for fracture with malunion
  • S52.319S - ... unspecified arm, sequela

Tabular List of Diseases and Injuries

The Tabular List of Diseases and Injuries is a list of ICD-10 codes, organized "head to toe" into chapters and sections with guidance for inclusions, exclusions, descriptions and more. The following references are applicable to the code S52.31:


7th Character Note

7th Character Note
Certain ICD-10-CM categories have applicable 7th characters. The applicable 7th character is required for all codes within the category, or as the notes in the Tabular List instruct. The 7th character must always be the 7th character in the data field. If a code that requires a 7th character is not 6 characters, a placeholder X must be used to fill in the empty characters.

7th Character

7th Character
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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 S52.31 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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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)