2021 ICD-10-CM Code S52.5

Fracture of lower end of radius

Version 2021

Not Valid for Submission

S52.5 is a non-specific and non-billable diagnosis code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of fracture of lower end 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:S52.5
Short Description:Fracture of lower end of radius
Long Description:Fracture of lower end 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 Fracture of lower end of radius

Non-specific codes like S52.5 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 fracture of lower end of radius:

  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - S52.50 for Unspecified fracture of the lower end of radius
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - S52.501 for Unspecified fracture of the lower end of right radius
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.501A for initial encounter for closed fracture
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.501B for initial encounter for open fracture type I or II
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.501C for or IIIC
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.501D for subsequent encounter for closed fracture with routine healing
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.501E for subsequent encounter for open fracture type I or II with routine healing
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.501F for or IIIC with routine healing
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.501G for subsequent encounter for closed fracture with delayed healing
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.501H for subsequent encounter for open fracture type I or II with delayed healing
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.501J for or IIIC with delayed healing
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.501K for subsequent encounter for closed fracture with nonunion
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.501M for subsequent encounter for open fracture type I or II with nonunion
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.501N for or IIIC with nonunion
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.501P for subsequent encounter for closed fracture with malunion
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.501Q for subsequent encounter for open fracture type I or II with malunion
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.501R for or IIIC with malunion
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.501S for sequela
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - S52.502 for Unspecified fracture of the lower end of left radius
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.502A for initial encounter for closed fracture
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.502B for initial encounter for open fracture type I or II
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.502C for or IIIC
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.502D for subsequent encounter for closed fracture with routine healing
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.502E for subsequent encounter for open fracture type I or II with routine healing
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.502F for or IIIC with routine healing
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.502G for subsequent encounter for closed fracture with delayed healing
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.502H for subsequent encounter for open fracture type I or II with delayed healing
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.502J for or IIIC with delayed healing
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.502K for subsequent encounter for closed fracture with nonunion
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.502M for subsequent encounter for open fracture type I or II with nonunion
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.502N for or IIIC with nonunion
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.502P for subsequent encounter for closed fracture with malunion
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.502Q for subsequent encounter for open fracture type I or II with malunion
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.502R for or IIIC with malunion
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.502S for sequela
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - S52.509 for Unspecified fracture of the lower end of unspecified radius
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.509A for initial encounter for closed fracture
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.509B for initial encounter for open fracture type I or II
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.509C for or IIIC
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.509D for subsequent encounter for closed fracture with routine healing
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.509E for subsequent encounter for open fracture type I or II with routine healing
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.509F for or IIIC with routine healing
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.509G for subsequent encounter for closed fracture with delayed healing
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.509H for subsequent encounter for open fracture type I or II with delayed healing
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.509J for or IIIC with delayed healing
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.509K for subsequent encounter for closed fracture with nonunion
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.509M for subsequent encounter for open fracture type I or II with nonunion
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.509N for or IIIC with nonunion
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.509P for subsequent encounter for closed fracture with malunion
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.509Q for subsequent encounter for open fracture type I or II with malunion
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.509R for or IIIC with malunion
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.509S for sequela
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - S52.51 for Fracture of radial styloid process
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - S52.511 for Displaced fracture of right radial styloid process
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.511A for initial encounter for closed fracture
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.511B for initial encounter for open fracture type I or II
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.511C for or IIIC
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.511D for subsequent encounter for closed fracture with routine healing
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.511E for subsequent encounter for open fracture type I or II with routine healing
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.511F for or IIIC with routine healing
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.511G for subsequent encounter for closed fracture with delayed healing
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.511H for subsequent encounter for open fracture type I or II with delayed healing
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.511J for or IIIC with delayed healing
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.511K for subsequent encounter for closed fracture with nonunion
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.511M for subsequent encounter for open fracture type I or II with nonunion
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.511N for or IIIC with nonunion
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.511P for subsequent encounter for closed fracture with malunion
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.511Q for subsequent encounter for open fracture type I or II with malunion
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.511R for or IIIC with malunion
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.511S for sequela
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - S52.512 for Displaced fracture of left radial styloid process
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.512A for initial encounter for closed fracture
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.512B for initial encounter for open fracture type I or II
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.512C for or IIIC
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.512D for subsequent encounter for closed fracture with routine healing
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.512E for subsequent encounter for open fracture type I or II with routine healing
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.512F for or IIIC with routine healing
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.512G for subsequent encounter for closed fracture with delayed healing
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.512H for subsequent encounter for open fracture type I or II with delayed healing
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.512J for or IIIC with delayed healing
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.512K for subsequent encounter for closed fracture with nonunion
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.512M for subsequent encounter for open fracture type I or II with nonunion
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.512N for or IIIC with nonunion
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.512P for subsequent encounter for closed fracture with malunion
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.512Q for subsequent encounter for open fracture type I or II with malunion
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.512R for or IIIC with malunion
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.512S for sequela
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - S52.513 for Displaced fracture of unspecified radial styloid process
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.513A for initial encounter for closed fracture
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.513B for initial encounter for open fracture type I or II
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.513C for or IIIC
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.513D for subsequent encounter for closed fracture with routine healing
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.513E for subsequent encounter for open fracture type I or II with routine healing
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.513F for or IIIC with routine healing
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.513G for subsequent encounter for closed fracture with delayed healing
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.513H for subsequent encounter for open fracture type I or II with delayed healing
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.513J for or IIIC with delayed healing
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.513K for subsequent encounter for closed fracture with nonunion
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.513M for subsequent encounter for open fracture type I or II with nonunion
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.513N for or IIIC with nonunion
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.513P for subsequent encounter for closed fracture with malunion
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.513Q for subsequent encounter for open fracture type I or II with malunion
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.513R for or IIIC with malunion
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.513S for sequela
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - S52.514 for Nondisplaced fracture of right radial styloid process
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.514A for initial encounter for closed fracture
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.514B for initial encounter for open fracture type I or II
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.514C for or IIIC
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.514D for subsequent encounter for closed fracture with routine healing
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.514E for subsequent encounter for open fracture type I or II with routine healing
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.514F for or IIIC with routine healing
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.514G for subsequent encounter for closed fracture with delayed healing
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.514H for subsequent encounter for open fracture type I or II with delayed healing
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.514J for or IIIC with delayed healing
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.514K for subsequent encounter for closed fracture with nonunion
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.514M for subsequent encounter for open fracture type I or II with nonunion
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.514N for or IIIC with nonunion
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.514P for subsequent encounter for closed fracture with malunion
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.514Q for subsequent encounter for open fracture type I or II with malunion
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.514R for or IIIC with malunion
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.514S for sequela
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - S52.515 for Nondisplaced fracture of left radial styloid process
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.515A for initial encounter for closed fracture
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.515B for initial encounter for open fracture type I or II
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.515C for or IIIC
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.515D for subsequent encounter for closed fracture with routine healing
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.515E for subsequent encounter for open fracture type I or II with routine healing
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.515F for or IIIC with routine healing
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.515G for subsequent encounter for closed fracture with delayed healing
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.515H for subsequent encounter for open fracture type I or II with delayed healing
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.515J for or IIIC with delayed healing
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.515K for subsequent encounter for closed fracture with nonunion
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.515M for subsequent encounter for open fracture type I or II with nonunion
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.515N for or IIIC with nonunion
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.515P for subsequent encounter for closed fracture with malunion
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.515Q for subsequent encounter for open fracture type I or II with malunion
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.515R for or IIIC with malunion
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.515S for sequela
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - S52.516 for Nondisplaced fracture of unspecified radial styloid process
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.516A for initial encounter for closed fracture
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.516B for initial encounter for open fracture type I or II
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.516C for or IIIC
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.516D for subsequent encounter for closed fracture with routine healing
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.516E for subsequent encounter for open fracture type I or II with routine healing
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.516F for or IIIC with routine healing
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.516G for subsequent encounter for closed fracture with delayed healing
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.516H for subsequent encounter for open fracture type I or II with delayed healing
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.516J for or IIIC with delayed healing
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.516K for subsequent encounter for closed fracture with nonunion
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.516M for subsequent encounter for open fracture type I or II with nonunion
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.516N for or IIIC with nonunion
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.516P for subsequent encounter for closed fracture with malunion
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.516Q for subsequent encounter for open fracture type I or II with malunion
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.516R for or IIIC with malunion
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.516S for sequela
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - S52.52 for Torus fracture of lower end of radius
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - S52.521 for Torus fracture of lower end of right radius
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.521A for initial encounter for closed fracture
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.521D for subsequent encounter for fracture with routine healing
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.521G for subsequent encounter for fracture with delayed healing
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.521K for subsequent encounter for fracture with nonunion
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.521P for subsequent encounter for fracture with malunion
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.521S for sequela
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - S52.522 for Torus fracture of lower end of left radius
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.522A for initial encounter for closed fracture
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.522D for subsequent encounter for fracture with routine healing
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.522G for subsequent encounter for fracture with delayed healing
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.522K for subsequent encounter for fracture with nonunion
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.522P for subsequent encounter for fracture with malunion
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.522S for sequela
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - S52.529 for Torus fracture of lower end of unspecified radius
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.529A for initial encounter for closed fracture
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.529D for subsequent encounter for fracture with routine healing
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.529G for subsequent encounter for fracture with delayed healing
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.529K for subsequent encounter for fracture with nonunion
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.529P for subsequent encounter for fracture with malunion
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.529S for sequela
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - S52.53 for Colles' fracture
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - S52.531 for Colles' fracture of right radius
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.531A for initial encounter for closed fracture
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.531B for initial encounter for open fracture type I or II
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.531C for or IIIC
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.531D for subsequent encounter for closed fracture with routine healing
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.531E for subsequent encounter for open fracture type I or II with routine healing
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.531F for or IIIC with routine healing
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.531G for subsequent encounter for closed fracture with delayed healing
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.531H for subsequent encounter for open fracture type I or II with delayed healing
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.531J for or IIIC with delayed healing
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.531K for subsequent encounter for closed fracture with nonunion
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.531M for subsequent encounter for open fracture type I or II with nonunion
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.531N for or IIIC with nonunion
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.531P for subsequent encounter for closed fracture with malunion
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.531Q for subsequent encounter for open fracture type I or II with malunion
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.531R for or IIIC with malunion
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.531S for sequela
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - S52.532 for Colles' fracture of left radius
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.532A for initial encounter for closed fracture
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.532B for initial encounter for open fracture type I or II
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.532C for or IIIC
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.532D for subsequent encounter for closed fracture with routine healing
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.532E for subsequent encounter for open fracture type I or II with routine healing
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.532F for or IIIC with routine healing
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.532G for subsequent encounter for closed fracture with delayed healing
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.532H for subsequent encounter for open fracture type I or II with delayed healing
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.532J for or IIIC with delayed healing
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.532K for subsequent encounter for closed fracture with nonunion
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.532M for subsequent encounter for open fracture type I or II with nonunion
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.532N for or IIIC with nonunion
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.532P for subsequent encounter for closed fracture with malunion
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.532Q for subsequent encounter for open fracture type I or II with malunion
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.532R for or IIIC with malunion
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.532S for sequela
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - S52.539 for Colles' fracture of unspecified radius
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.539A for initial encounter for closed fracture
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.539B for initial encounter for open fracture type I or II
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.539C for or IIIC
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.539D for subsequent encounter for closed fracture with routine healing
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.539E for subsequent encounter for open fracture type I or II with routine healing
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.539F for or IIIC with routine healing
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.539G for subsequent encounter for closed fracture with delayed healing
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.539H for subsequent encounter for open fracture type I or II with delayed healing
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.539J for or IIIC with delayed healing
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.539K for subsequent encounter for closed fracture with nonunion
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.539M for subsequent encounter for open fracture type I or II with nonunion
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.539N for or IIIC with nonunion
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.539P for subsequent encounter for closed fracture with malunion
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.539Q for subsequent encounter for open fracture type I or II with malunion
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.539R for or IIIC with malunion
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.539S for sequela
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - S52.54 for Smith's fracture
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - S52.541 for Smith's fracture of right radius
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.541A for initial encounter for closed fracture
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.541B for initial encounter for open fracture type I or II
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.541C for or IIIC
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.541D for subsequent encounter for closed fracture with routine healing
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.541E for subsequent encounter for open fracture type I or II with routine healing
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.541F for or IIIC with routine healing
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.541G for subsequent encounter for closed fracture with delayed healing
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.541H for subsequent encounter for open fracture type I or II with delayed healing
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.541J for or IIIC with delayed healing
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.541K for subsequent encounter for closed fracture with nonunion
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.541M for subsequent encounter for open fracture type I or II with nonunion
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.541N for or IIIC with nonunion
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.541P for subsequent encounter for closed fracture with malunion
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.541Q for subsequent encounter for open fracture type I or II with malunion
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.541R for or IIIC with malunion
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.541S for sequela
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - S52.542 for Smith's fracture of left radius
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.542A for initial encounter for closed fracture
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.542B for initial encounter for open fracture type I or II
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.542C for or IIIC
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.542D for subsequent encounter for closed fracture with routine healing
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.542E for subsequent encounter for open fracture type I or II with routine healing
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.542F for or IIIC with routine healing
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.542G for subsequent encounter for closed fracture with delayed healing
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.542H for subsequent encounter for open fracture type I or II with delayed healing
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.542J for or IIIC with delayed healing
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.542K for subsequent encounter for closed fracture with nonunion
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.542M for subsequent encounter for open fracture type I or II with nonunion
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.542N for or IIIC with nonunion
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.542P for subsequent encounter for closed fracture with malunion
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.542Q for subsequent encounter for open fracture type I or II with malunion
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.542R for or IIIC with malunion
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.542S for sequela
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - S52.549 for Smith's fracture of unspecified radius
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.549A for initial encounter for closed fracture
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.549B for initial encounter for open fracture type I or II
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.549C for or IIIC
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.549D for subsequent encounter for closed fracture with routine healing
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.549E for subsequent encounter for open fracture type I or II with routine healing
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.549F for or IIIC with routine healing
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.549G for subsequent encounter for closed fracture with delayed healing
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.549H for subsequent encounter for open fracture type I or II with delayed healing
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.549J for or IIIC with delayed healing
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.549K for subsequent encounter for closed fracture with nonunion
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.549M for subsequent encounter for open fracture type I or II with nonunion
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.549N for or IIIC with nonunion
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.549P for subsequent encounter for closed fracture with malunion
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.549Q for subsequent encounter for open fracture type I or II with malunion
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.549R for or IIIC with malunion
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.549S for sequela
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - S52.55 for Other extraarticular fracture of lower end of radius
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - S52.551 for Other extraarticular fracture of lower end of right radius
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.551A for initial encounter for closed fracture
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.551B for initial encounter for open fracture type I or II
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.551C for or IIIC
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.551D for subsequent encounter for closed fracture with routine healing
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.551E for subsequent encounter for open fracture type I or II with routine healing
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.551F for or IIIC with routine healing
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.551G for subsequent encounter for closed fracture with delayed healing
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.551H for subsequent encounter for open fracture type I or II with delayed healing
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.551J for or IIIC with delayed healing
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.551K for subsequent encounter for closed fracture with nonunion
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.551M for subsequent encounter for open fracture type I or II with nonunion
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.551N for or IIIC with nonunion
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.551P for subsequent encounter for closed fracture with malunion
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.551Q for subsequent encounter for open fracture type I or II with malunion
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.551R for or IIIC with malunion
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.551S for sequela
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - S52.552 for Other extraarticular fracture of lower end of left radius
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.552A for initial encounter for closed fracture
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.552B for initial encounter for open fracture type I or II
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.552C for or IIIC
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.552D for subsequent encounter for closed fracture with routine healing
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.552E for subsequent encounter for open fracture type I or II with routine healing
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.552F for or IIIC with routine healing
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.552G for subsequent encounter for closed fracture with delayed healing
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.552H for subsequent encounter for open fracture type I or II with delayed healing
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.552J for or IIIC with delayed healing
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.552K for subsequent encounter for closed fracture with nonunion
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.552M for subsequent encounter for open fracture type I or II with nonunion
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.552N for or IIIC with nonunion
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.552P for subsequent encounter for closed fracture with malunion
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.552Q for subsequent encounter for open fracture type I or II with malunion
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.552R for or IIIC with malunion
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.552S for sequela
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - S52.559 for Other extraarticular fracture of lower end of unspecified radius
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.559A for initial encounter for closed fracture
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.559B for initial encounter for open fracture type I or II
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.559C for or IIIC
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.559D for subsequent encounter for closed fracture with routine healing
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.559E for subsequent encounter for open fracture type I or II with routine healing
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.559F for or IIIC with routine healing
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.559G for subsequent encounter for closed fracture with delayed healing
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.559H for subsequent encounter for open fracture type I or II with delayed healing
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.559J for or IIIC with delayed healing
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.559K for subsequent encounter for closed fracture with nonunion
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.559M for subsequent encounter for open fracture type I or II with nonunion
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.559N for or IIIC with nonunion
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.559P for subsequent encounter for closed fracture with malunion
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.559Q for subsequent encounter for open fracture type I or II with malunion
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.559R for or IIIC with malunion
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.559S for sequela
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - S52.56 for Barton's fracture
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - S52.561 for Barton's fracture of right radius
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.561A for initial encounter for closed fracture
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.561B for initial encounter for open fracture type I or II
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.561C for or IIIC
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.561D for subsequent encounter for closed fracture with routine healing
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.561E for subsequent encounter for open fracture type I or II with routine healing
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.561F for or IIIC with routine healing
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.561G for subsequent encounter for closed fracture with delayed healing
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.561H for subsequent encounter for open fracture type I or II with delayed healing
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.561J for or IIIC with delayed healing
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.561K for subsequent encounter for closed fracture with nonunion
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.561M for subsequent encounter for open fracture type I or II with nonunion
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.561N for or IIIC with nonunion
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.561P for subsequent encounter for closed fracture with malunion
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.561Q for subsequent encounter for open fracture type I or II with malunion
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.561R for or IIIC with malunion
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.561S for sequela
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - S52.562 for Barton's fracture of left radius
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.562A for initial encounter for closed fracture
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.562B for initial encounter for open fracture type I or II
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.562C for or IIIC
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.562D for subsequent encounter for closed fracture with routine healing
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.562E for subsequent encounter for open fracture type I or II with routine healing
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.562F for or IIIC with routine healing
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.562G for subsequent encounter for closed fracture with delayed healing
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.562H for subsequent encounter for open fracture type I or II with delayed healing
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.562J for or IIIC with delayed healing
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.562K for subsequent encounter for closed fracture with nonunion
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.562M for subsequent encounter for open fracture type I or II with nonunion
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.562N for or IIIC with nonunion
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.562P for subsequent encounter for closed fracture with malunion
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.562Q for subsequent encounter for open fracture type I or II with malunion
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.562R for or IIIC with malunion
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.562S for sequela
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - S52.569 for Barton's fracture of unspecified radius
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.569A for initial encounter for closed fracture
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.569B for initial encounter for open fracture type I or II
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.569C for or IIIC
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.569D for subsequent encounter for closed fracture with routine healing
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.569E for subsequent encounter for open fracture type I or II with routine healing
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.569F for or IIIC with routine healing
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.569G for subsequent encounter for closed fracture with delayed healing
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.569H for subsequent encounter for open fracture type I or II with delayed healing
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.569J for or IIIC with delayed healing
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.569K for subsequent encounter for closed fracture with nonunion
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.569M for subsequent encounter for open fracture type I or II with nonunion
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.569N for or IIIC with nonunion
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.569P for subsequent encounter for closed fracture with malunion
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.569Q for subsequent encounter for open fracture type I or II with malunion
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.569R for or IIIC with malunion
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.569S for sequela
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - S52.57 for Other intraarticular fracture of lower end of radius
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - S52.571 for Other intraarticular fracture of lower end of right radius
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.571A for initial encounter for closed fracture
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.571B for initial encounter for open fracture type I or II
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.571C for or IIIC
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.571D for subsequent encounter for closed fracture with routine healing
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.571E for subsequent encounter for open fracture type I or II with routine healing
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.571F for or IIIC with routine healing
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.571G for subsequent encounter for closed fracture with delayed healing
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.571H for subsequent encounter for open fracture type I or II with delayed healing
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.571J for or IIIC with delayed healing
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.571K for subsequent encounter for closed fracture with nonunion
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.571M for subsequent encounter for open fracture type I or II with nonunion
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.571N for or IIIC with nonunion
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.571P for subsequent encounter for closed fracture with malunion
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.571Q for subsequent encounter for open fracture type I or II with malunion
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.571R for or IIIC with malunion
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.571S for sequela
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - S52.572 for Other intraarticular fracture of lower end of left radius
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.572A for initial encounter for closed fracture
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.572B for initial encounter for open fracture type I or II
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.572C for or IIIC
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.572D for subsequent encounter for closed fracture with routine healing
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.572E for subsequent encounter for open fracture type I or II with routine healing
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.572F for or IIIC with routine healing
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.572G for subsequent encounter for closed fracture with delayed healing
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.572H for subsequent encounter for open fracture type I or II with delayed healing
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.572J for or IIIC with delayed healing
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.572K for subsequent encounter for closed fracture with nonunion
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.572M for subsequent encounter for open fracture type I or II with nonunion
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.572N for or IIIC with nonunion
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.572P for subsequent encounter for closed fracture with malunion
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.572Q for subsequent encounter for open fracture type I or II with malunion
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.572R for or IIIC with malunion
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.572S for sequela
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - S52.579 for Other intraarticular fracture of lower end of unspecified radius
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.579A for initial encounter for closed fracture
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.579B for initial encounter for open fracture type I or II
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.579C for or IIIC
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.579D for subsequent encounter for closed fracture with routine healing
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.579E for subsequent encounter for open fracture type I or II with routine healing
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.579F for or IIIC with routine healing
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.579G for subsequent encounter for closed fracture with delayed healing
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.579H for subsequent encounter for open fracture type I or II with delayed healing
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.579J for or IIIC with delayed healing
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.579K for subsequent encounter for closed fracture with nonunion
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.579M for subsequent encounter for open fracture type I or II with nonunion
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.579N for or IIIC with nonunion
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.579P for subsequent encounter for closed fracture with malunion
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.579Q for subsequent encounter for open fracture type I or II with malunion
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.579R for or IIIC with malunion
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.579S for sequela
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - S52.59 for Other fractures of lower end of radius
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - S52.591 for Other fractures of lower end of right radius
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.591A for initial encounter for closed fracture
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.591B for initial encounter for open fracture type I or II
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.591C for or IIIC
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.591D for subsequent encounter for closed fracture with routine healing
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.591E for subsequent encounter for open fracture type I or II with routine healing
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.591F for or IIIC with routine healing
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.591G for subsequent encounter for closed fracture with delayed healing
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.591H for subsequent encounter for open fracture type I or II with delayed healing
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.591J for or IIIC with delayed healing
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.591K for subsequent encounter for closed fracture with nonunion
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.591M for subsequent encounter for open fracture type I or II with nonunion
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.591N for or IIIC with nonunion
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.591P for subsequent encounter for closed fracture with malunion
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.591Q for subsequent encounter for open fracture type I or II with malunion
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.591R for or IIIC with malunion
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.591S for sequela
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - S52.592 for Other fractures of lower end of left radius
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.592A for initial encounter for closed fracture
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.592B for initial encounter for open fracture type I or II
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.592C for or IIIC
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.592D for subsequent encounter for closed fracture with routine healing
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.592E for subsequent encounter for open fracture type I or II with routine healing
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.592F for or IIIC with routine healing
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.592G for subsequent encounter for closed fracture with delayed healing
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.592H for subsequent encounter for open fracture type I or II with delayed healing
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.592J for or IIIC with delayed healing
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.592K for subsequent encounter for closed fracture with nonunion
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.592M for subsequent encounter for open fracture type I or II with nonunion
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.592N for or IIIC with nonunion
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.592P for subsequent encounter for closed fracture with malunion
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.592Q for subsequent encounter for open fracture type I or II with malunion
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.592R for or IIIC with malunion
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.592S for sequela
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - S52.599 for Other fractures of lower end of unspecified radius
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.599A for initial encounter for closed fracture
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.599B for initial encounter for open fracture type I or II
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.599C for or IIIC
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.599D for subsequent encounter for closed fracture with routine healing
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.599E for subsequent encounter for open fracture type I or II with routine healing
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.599F for or IIIC with routine healing
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.599G for subsequent encounter for closed fracture with delayed healing
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.599H for subsequent encounter for open fracture type I or II with delayed healing
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.599J for or IIIC with delayed healing
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.599K for subsequent encounter for closed fracture with nonunion
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.599M for subsequent encounter for open fracture type I or II with nonunion
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.599N for or IIIC with nonunion
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.599P for subsequent encounter for closed fracture with malunion
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.599Q for subsequent encounter for open fracture type I or II with malunion
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.599R for or IIIC with malunion
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S52.599S for 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 coding notes and guidance for inclusions, exclusions, descriptions and more. The following references are applicable to the code S52.5:


Inclusion Terms

Inclusion Terms
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.

Type 2 Excludes

Type 2 Excludes
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.

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)