ICD-10 Code S52.37

Galeazzi's fracture

Version 2019 Non-Billable Code

Not Valid for Submission

S52.37 is a "header" nonspecific and non-billable code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of galeazzi's fracture. The code is NOT valid for the year 2020 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions.

ICD-10: S52.37
Short Description:Galeazzi's fracture
Long Description:Galeazzi's fracture

Consider the following ICD-10 codes with a higher level of specificity:

  • S52.371 - Galeazzi's fracture of right radius
  • S52.371A - Galeazzi's fracture of right radius, initial encounter for closed fracture
  • S52.371B - Galeazzi's fracture of right radius, initial encounter for open fracture type I or II
  • S52.371C - Galeazzi's fracture of right radius, initial encounter for open fracture type IIIA, IIIB, or IIIC
  • S52.371D - Galeazzi's fracture of right radius, subsequent encounter for closed fracture with routine healing
  • S52.371E - Galeazzi's fracture of right radius, subsequent encounter for open fracture type I or II with routine healing
  • S52.371F - Galeazzi's fracture of right radius, subsequent encounter for open fracture type IIIA, IIIB, or IIIC with routine healing
  • S52.371G - Galeazzi's fracture of right radius, subsequent encounter for closed fracture with delayed healing
  • S52.371H - Galeazzi's fracture of right radius, subsequent encounter for open fracture type I or II with delayed healing
  • S52.371J - Galeazzi's fracture of right radius, subsequent encounter for open fracture type IIIA, IIIB, or IIIC with delayed healing
  • S52.371K - Galeazzi's fracture of right radius, subsequent encounter for closed fracture with nonunion
  • S52.371M - Galeazzi's fracture of right radius, subsequent encounter for open fracture type I or II with nonunion
  • S52.371N - Galeazzi's fracture of right radius, subsequent encounter for open fracture type IIIA, IIIB, or IIIC with nonunion
  • S52.371P - Galeazzi's fracture of right radius, subsequent encounter for closed fracture with malunion
  • S52.371Q - Galeazzi's fracture of right radius, subsequent encounter for open fracture type I or II with malunion
  • S52.371R - Galeazzi's fracture of right radius, subsequent encounter for open fracture type IIIA, IIIB, or IIIC with malunion
  • S52.371S - Galeazzi's fracture of right radius, sequela
  • S52.372 - Galeazzi's fracture of left radius
  • S52.372A - Galeazzi's fracture of left radius, initial encounter for closed fracture
  • S52.372B - Galeazzi's fracture of left radius, initial encounter for open fracture type I or II
  • S52.372C - Galeazzi's fracture of left radius, initial encounter for open fracture type IIIA, IIIB, or IIIC
  • S52.372D - Galeazzi's fracture of left radius, subsequent encounter for closed fracture with routine healing
  • S52.372E - Galeazzi's fracture of left radius, subsequent encounter for open fracture type I or II with routine healing
  • S52.372F - Galeazzi's fracture of left radius, subsequent encounter for open fracture type IIIA, IIIB, or IIIC with routine healing
  • S52.372G - Galeazzi's fracture of left radius, subsequent encounter for closed fracture with delayed healing
  • S52.372H - Galeazzi's fracture of left radius, subsequent encounter for open fracture type I or II with delayed healing
  • S52.372J - Galeazzi's fracture of left radius, subsequent encounter for open fracture type IIIA, IIIB, or IIIC with delayed healing
  • S52.372K - Galeazzi's fracture of left radius, subsequent encounter for closed fracture with nonunion
  • S52.372M - Galeazzi's fracture of left radius, subsequent encounter for open fracture type I or II with nonunion
  • S52.372N - Galeazzi's fracture of left radius, subsequent encounter for open fracture type IIIA, IIIB, or IIIC with nonunion
  • S52.372P - Galeazzi's fracture of left radius, subsequent encounter for closed fracture with malunion
  • S52.372Q - Galeazzi's fracture of left radius, subsequent encounter for open fracture type I or II with malunion
  • S52.372R - Galeazzi's fracture of left radius, subsequent encounter for open fracture type IIIA, IIIB, or IIIC with malunion
  • S52.372S - Galeazzi's fracture of left radius, sequela
  • S52.379 - Galeazzi's fracture of unspecified radius
  • S52.379A - Galeazzi's fracture of unspecified radius, initial encounter for closed fracture
  • S52.379B - Galeazzi's fracture of unspecified radius, initial encounter for open fracture type I or II
  • S52.379C - Galeazzi's fracture of unspecified radius, initial encounter for open fracture type IIIA, IIIB, or IIIC
  • S52.379D - Galeazzi's fracture of unspecified radius, subsequent encounter for closed fracture with routine healing
  • S52.379E - Galeazzi's fracture of unspecified radius, subsequent encounter for open fracture type I or II with routine healing
  • S52.379F - Galeazzi's fracture of unspecified radius, subsequent encounter for open fracture type IIIA, IIIB, or IIIC with routine healing
  • S52.379G - Galeazzi's fracture of unspecified radius, subsequent encounter for closed fracture with delayed healing
  • S52.379H - Galeazzi's fracture of unspecified radius, subsequent encounter for open fracture type I or II with delayed healing
  • S52.379J - Galeazzi's fracture of unspecified radius, subsequent encounter for open fracture type IIIA, IIIB, or IIIC with delayed healing
  • S52.379K - Galeazzi's fracture of unspecified radius, subsequent encounter for closed fracture with nonunion
  • S52.379M - Galeazzi's fracture of unspecified radius, subsequent encounter for open fracture type I or II with nonunion
  • S52.379N - Galeazzi's fracture of unspecified radius, subsequent encounter for open fracture type IIIA, IIIB, or IIIC with nonunion
  • S52.379P - Galeazzi's fracture of unspecified radius, subsequent encounter for closed fracture with malunion
  • S52.379Q - Galeazzi's fracture of unspecified radius, subsequent encounter for open fracture type I or II with malunion
  • S52.379R - Galeazzi's fracture of unspecified radius, subsequent encounter for open fracture type IIIA, IIIB, or IIIC with malunion
  • S52.379S - Galeazzi's fracture of unspecified radius, sequela

Code Classification

  • Injury, poisoning and certain other consequences of external causes (S00–T98)
    • Injuries to the elbow and forearm (S50-S59)
      • Fracture of forearm (S52)

Code History

  • FY 2016 - New Code, effective from 10/1/2015 through 9/30/2016
    (first year ICD-10-CM implemented into the HIPAA mandated code set)
  • FY 2017 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2016 through 9/30/2017
  • FY 2018 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2017 through 9/30/2018
  • FY 2019 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2018 through 9/30/2019
  • FY 2020 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2019 through 9/30/2020

Information for Medical Professionals

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 S52.37 are found in the index:


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 for the code S52.37 are found in the tabular index:

  • Inclusion Terms:
    • Fracture of lower shaft of radius WITH radioulnar joint dislocation

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

  • Tendinitis and bursitis
  • Sprains
  • Dislocations
  • Broken bones
  • Nerve problems
  • Osteoarthritis

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

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

  • Intense pain
  • Deformity - the limb looks out of place
  • Swelling, bruising, or tenderness around the injury
  • Numbness and tingling
  • Problems moving a limb

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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ICD-10 Footnotes

General Equivalence Map Definitions
The ICD-10 and ICD-9 GEMs are used to facilitate linking between the diagnosis codes in ICD-9-CM and the new ICD-10-CM code set. The GEMs are the raw material from which providers, health information vendors and payers can derive specific applied mappings to meet their needs.

  • Approximate Flag - The approximate flag is on, indicating that the relationship between the code in the source system and the code in the target system is an approximate equivalent.
  • No Map Flag - The no map flag indicates that a code in the source system is not linked to any code in the target system.
  • Combination Flag - The combination flag indicates that more than one code in the target system is required to satisfy the full equivalent meaning of a code in the source system.

Index of Diseases and Injuries Definitions

  • And - The word "and" should be interpreted to mean either "and" or "or" when it appears in a title.
  • Code also note - A "code also" note instructs that two codes may be required to fully describe a condition, but this note does not provide sequencing direction.
  • Code first - Certain conditions have both an underlying etiology and multiple body system manifestations due to the underlying etiology. For such conditions, the ICD-10-CM has a coding convention that requires the underlying condition be sequenced first followed by the manifestation. Wherever such a combination exists, there is a "use additional code" note at the etiology code, and a "code first" note at the manifestation code. These instructional notes indicate the proper sequencing order of the codes, etiology followed by manifestation.
  • Type 1 Excludes Notes - A type 1 Excludes note is a pure excludes note. It means "NOT CODED HERE!" An Excludes1 note indicates that the code excluded should never be used at the same time as the code above the Excludes1 note. An Excludes1 is used when two conditions cannot occur together, such as a congenital form versus an acquired form of the same condition.
  • Type 2 Excludes Notes - A type 2 Excludes note represents "Not included here". An excludes2 note indicates that the condition excluded is not part of the condition represented by the code, but a patient may have both conditions at the same time. When an Excludes2 note appears under a code, it is acceptable to use both the code and the excluded code together, when appropriate.
  • Includes Notes - This note appears immediately under a three character code title to further define, or give examples of, the content of the category.
  • Inclusion terms - List of terms is included under some codes. These terms are the conditions for which that code is to be used. The terms may be synonyms of the code title, or, in the case of "other specified" codes, the terms are a list of the various conditions assigned to that code. The inclusion terms are not necessarily exhaustive. Additional terms found only in the Alphabetic Index may also be assigned to a code.
  • NEC "Not elsewhere classifiable" - This abbreviation in the Alphabetic Index represents "other specified". When a specific code is not available for a condition, the Alphabetic Index directs the coder to the "other specified” code in the Tabular List.
  • NOS "Not otherwise specified" - This abbreviation is the equivalent of unspecified.
  • See - The "see" instruction following a main term in the Alphabetic Index indicates that another term should be referenced. It is necessary to go to the main term referenced with the "see" note to locate the correct code.
  • See Also - A "see also" instruction following a main term in the Alphabetic Index instructs that there is another main term that may also be referenced that may provide additional Alphabetic Index entries that may be useful. It is not necessary to follow the "see also" note when the original main term provides the necessary code.
  • 7th Characters - 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.
  • With - The word "with" should be interpreted to mean "associated with" or "due to" when it appears in a code title, the Alphabetic Index, or an instructional note in the Tabular List. The word "with" in the Alphabetic Index is sequenced immediately following the main term, not in alphabetical order.