2021 ICD-10-CM Code S52.33

Oblique fracture of shaft of radius

Version 2021

Not Valid for Submission

S52.33 is a non-specific and non-billable diagnosis code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of oblique fracture of shaft 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:S52.33
Short Description:Oblique fracture of shaft of radius
Long Description:Oblique fracture of shaft of radius

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 Oblique fracture of shaft of radius

Non-specific codes like S52.33 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 oblique fracture of shaft of radius:

  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - S52.331 for Displaced oblique fracture of shaft of right radius
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.331A for initial encounter for closed fracture
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.331B for initial encounter for open fracture type I or II
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.331C for or IIIC
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.331D for subsequent encounter for closed fracture with routine healing
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.331E for subsequent encounter for open fracture type I or II with routine healing
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.331F for or IIIC with routine healing
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.331G for subsequent encounter for closed fracture with delayed healing
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.331H for subsequent encounter for open fracture type I or II with delayed healing
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.331J for or IIIC with delayed healing
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.331K for subsequent encounter for closed fracture with nonunion
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.331M for subsequent encounter for open fracture type I or II with nonunion
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.331N for or IIIC with nonunion
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.331P for subsequent encounter for closed fracture with malunion
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.331Q for subsequent encounter for open fracture type I or II with malunion
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.331R for or IIIC with malunion
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.331S for sequela
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - S52.332 for Displaced oblique fracture of shaft of left radius
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.332A for initial encounter for closed fracture
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.332B for initial encounter for open fracture type I or II
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.332C for or IIIC
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.332D for subsequent encounter for closed fracture with routine healing
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.332E for subsequent encounter for open fracture type I or II with routine healing
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.332F for or IIIC with routine healing
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.332G for subsequent encounter for closed fracture with delayed healing
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.332H for subsequent encounter for open fracture type I or II with delayed healing
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.332J for or IIIC with delayed healing
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.332K for subsequent encounter for closed fracture with nonunion
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.332M for subsequent encounter for open fracture type I or II with nonunion
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.332N for or IIIC with nonunion
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.332P for subsequent encounter for closed fracture with malunion
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.332Q for subsequent encounter for open fracture type I or II with malunion
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.332R for or IIIC with malunion
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.332S for sequela
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - S52.333 for Displaced oblique fracture of shaft of unspecified radius
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.333A for initial encounter for closed fracture
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.333B for initial encounter for open fracture type I or II
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.333C for or IIIC
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.333D for subsequent encounter for closed fracture with routine healing
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.333E for subsequent encounter for open fracture type I or II with routine healing
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.333F for or IIIC with routine healing
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.333G for subsequent encounter for closed fracture with delayed healing
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.333H for subsequent encounter for open fracture type I or II with delayed healing
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.333J for or IIIC with delayed healing
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.333K for subsequent encounter for closed fracture with nonunion
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.333M for subsequent encounter for open fracture type I or II with nonunion
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.333N for or IIIC with nonunion
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.333P for subsequent encounter for closed fracture with malunion
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.333Q for subsequent encounter for open fracture type I or II with malunion
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.333R for or IIIC with malunion
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.333S for sequela
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - S52.334 for Nondisplaced oblique fracture of shaft of right radius
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.334A for initial encounter for closed fracture
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.334B for initial encounter for open fracture type I or II
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.334C for or IIIC
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.334D for subsequent encounter for closed fracture with routine healing
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.334E for subsequent encounter for open fracture type I or II with routine healing
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.334F for or IIIC with routine healing
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.334G for subsequent encounter for closed fracture with delayed healing
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.334H for subsequent encounter for open fracture type I or II with delayed healing
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.334J for or IIIC with delayed healing
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.334K for subsequent encounter for closed fracture with nonunion
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.334M for subsequent encounter for open fracture type I or II with nonunion
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.334N for or IIIC with nonunion
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.334P for subsequent encounter for closed fracture with malunion
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.334Q for subsequent encounter for open fracture type I or II with malunion
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.334R for or IIIC with malunion
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.334S for sequela
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - S52.335 for Nondisplaced oblique fracture of shaft of left radius
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.335A for initial encounter for closed fracture
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.335B for initial encounter for open fracture type I or II
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.335C for or IIIC
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.335D for subsequent encounter for closed fracture with routine healing
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.335E for subsequent encounter for open fracture type I or II with routine healing
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.335F for or IIIC with routine healing
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.335G for subsequent encounter for closed fracture with delayed healing
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.335H for subsequent encounter for open fracture type I or II with delayed healing
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.335J for or IIIC with delayed healing
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.335K for subsequent encounter for closed fracture with nonunion
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.335M for subsequent encounter for open fracture type I or II with nonunion
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.335N for or IIIC with nonunion
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.335P for subsequent encounter for closed fracture with malunion
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.335Q for subsequent encounter for open fracture type I or II with malunion
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.335R for or IIIC with malunion
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.335S for sequela
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - S52.336 for Nondisplaced oblique fracture of shaft of unspecified radius
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.336A for initial encounter for closed fracture
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.336B for initial encounter for open fracture type I or II
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.336C for or IIIC
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.336D for subsequent encounter for closed fracture with routine healing
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.336E for subsequent encounter for open fracture type I or II with routine healing
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.336F for or IIIC with routine healing
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.336G for subsequent encounter for closed fracture with delayed healing
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.336H for subsequent encounter for open fracture type I or II with delayed healing
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.336J for or IIIC with delayed healing
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.336K for subsequent encounter for closed fracture with nonunion
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.336M for subsequent encounter for open fracture type I or II with nonunion
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.336N for or IIIC with nonunion
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.336P for subsequent encounter for closed fracture with malunion
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.336Q for subsequent encounter for open fracture type I or II with malunion
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.336R for or IIIC with malunion
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.336S 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 S52.33 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)