ICD-10 Code S52.559

Other extraarticular fracture of lower end of unspecified radius

Version 2019 Non-Billable Code

Not Valid for Submission

S52.559 is a "header" nonspecific and non-billable code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of other extraarticular fracture of lower end of unspecified radius. The code is NOT valid for the year 2020 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions.

ICD-10: S52.559
Short Description:Other extraarticular fracture of lower end of unsp radius
Long Description:Other extraarticular fracture of lower end of unspecified radius

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

  • S52.559A - Other extraarticular fracture of lower end of unspecified radius, initial encounter for closed fracture
  • S52.559B - Other extraarticular fracture of lower end of unspecified radius, initial encounter for open fracture type I or II
  • S52.559C - Other extraarticular fracture of lower end of unspecified radius, initial encounter for open fracture type IIIA, IIIB, or IIIC
  • S52.559D - Other extraarticular fracture of lower end of unspecified radius, subsequent encounter for closed fracture with routine healing
  • S52.559E - Other extraarticular fracture of lower end of unspecified radius, subsequent encounter for open fracture type I or II with routine healing
  • S52.559F - Other extraarticular fracture of lower end of unspecified radius, subsequent encounter for open fracture type IIIA, IIIB, or IIIC with routine healing
  • S52.559G - Other extraarticular fracture of lower end of unspecified radius, subsequent encounter for closed fracture with delayed healing
  • S52.559H - Other extraarticular fracture of lower end of unspecified radius, subsequent encounter for open fracture type I or II with delayed healing
  • S52.559J - Other extraarticular fracture of lower end of unspecified radius, subsequent encounter for open fracture type IIIA, IIIB, or IIIC with delayed healing
  • S52.559K - Other extraarticular fracture of lower end of unspecified radius, subsequent encounter for closed fracture with nonunion
  • S52.559M - Other extraarticular fracture of lower end of unspecified radius, subsequent encounter for open fracture type I or II with nonunion
  • S52.559N - Other extraarticular fracture of lower end of unspecified radius, subsequent encounter for open fracture type IIIA, IIIB, or IIIC with nonunion
  • S52.559P - Other extraarticular fracture of lower end of unspecified radius, subsequent encounter for closed fracture with malunion
  • S52.559Q - Other extraarticular fracture of lower end of unspecified radius, subsequent encounter for open fracture type I or II with malunion
  • S52.559R - Other extraarticular fracture of lower end of unspecified radius, subsequent encounter for open fracture type IIIA, IIIB, or IIIC with malunion
  • S52.559S - Other extraarticular fracture of lower end 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

Synonyms

The following clinical terms are approximate synonyms or lay terms that might be used to identify the correct diagnosis code:

  • Closed extraarticular fracture of distal radius

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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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.