ICD-10-CM Code S52.9

Unspecified fracture of forearm

Version 2020 Non-Billable Code

Not Valid for Submission

S52.9 is a "header" nonspecific and non-billable code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of unspecified fracture of forearm. The code is NOT valid for the year 2020 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions.

ICD-10:S52.9
Short Description:Unspecified fracture of forearm
Long Description:Unspecified fracture of forearm

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

  • S52.90 - Unspecified fracture of unspecified forearm
  • S52.90XA - Unspecified fracture of unspecified forearm, initial encounter for closed fracture
  • S52.90XB - Unspecified fracture of unspecified forearm, initial encounter for open fracture type I or II
  • S52.90XC - Unspecified fracture of unspecified forearm, initial encounter for open fracture type IIIA, IIIB, or IIIC
  • S52.90XD - Unspecified fracture of unspecified forearm, subsequent encounter for closed fracture with routine healing
  • S52.90XE - Unspecified fracture of unspecified forearm, subsequent encounter for open fracture type I or II with routine healing
  • S52.90XF - Unspecified fracture of unspecified forearm, subsequent encounter for open fracture type IIIA, IIIB, or IIIC with routine healing
  • S52.90XG - Unspecified fracture of unspecified forearm, subsequent encounter for closed fracture with delayed healing
  • S52.90XH - Unspecified fracture of unspecified forearm, subsequent encounter for open fracture type I or II with delayed healing
  • S52.90XJ - Unspecified fracture of unspecified forearm, subsequent encounter for open fracture type IIIA, IIIB, or IIIC with delayed healing
  • S52.90XK - Unspecified fracture of unspecified forearm, subsequent encounter for closed fracture with nonunion
  • S52.90XM - Unspecified fracture of unspecified forearm, subsequent encounter for open fracture type I or II with nonunion
  • S52.90XN - Unspecified fracture of unspecified forearm, subsequent encounter for open fracture type IIIA, IIIB, or IIIC with nonunion
  • S52.90XP - Unspecified fracture of unspecified forearm, subsequent encounter for closed fracture with malunion
  • S52.90XQ - Unspecified fracture of unspecified forearm, subsequent encounter for open fracture type I or II with malunion
  • S52.90XR - Unspecified fracture of unspecified forearm, subsequent encounter for open fracture type IIIA, IIIB, or IIIC with malunion
  • S52.90XS - Unspecified fracture of unspecified forearm, sequela
  • S52.91 - Unspecified fracture of right forearm
  • S52.91XA - Unspecified fracture of right forearm, initial encounter for closed fracture
  • S52.91XB - Unspecified fracture of right forearm, initial encounter for open fracture type I or II
  • S52.91XC - Unspecified fracture of right forearm, initial encounter for open fracture type IIIA, IIIB, or IIIC
  • S52.91XD - Unspecified fracture of right forearm, subsequent encounter for closed fracture with routine healing
  • S52.91XE - Unspecified fracture of right forearm, subsequent encounter for open fracture type I or II with routine healing
  • S52.91XF - Unspecified fracture of right forearm, subsequent encounter for open fracture type IIIA, IIIB, or IIIC with routine healing
  • S52.91XG - Unspecified fracture of right forearm, subsequent encounter for closed fracture with delayed healing
  • S52.91XH - Unspecified fracture of right forearm, subsequent encounter for open fracture type I or II with delayed healing
  • S52.91XJ - Unspecified fracture of right forearm, subsequent encounter for open fracture type IIIA, IIIB, or IIIC with delayed healing
  • S52.91XK - Unspecified fracture of right forearm, subsequent encounter for closed fracture with nonunion
  • S52.91XM - Unspecified fracture of right forearm, subsequent encounter for open fracture type I or II with nonunion
  • S52.91XN - Unspecified fracture of right forearm, subsequent encounter for open fracture type IIIA, IIIB, or IIIC with nonunion
  • S52.91XP - Unspecified fracture of right forearm, subsequent encounter for closed fracture with malunion
  • S52.91XQ - Unspecified fracture of right forearm, subsequent encounter for open fracture type I or II with malunion
  • S52.91XR - Unspecified fracture of right forearm, subsequent encounter for open fracture type IIIA, IIIB, or IIIC with malunion
  • S52.91XS - Unspecified fracture of right forearm, sequela
  • S52.92 - Unspecified fracture of left forearm
  • S52.92XA - Unspecified fracture of left forearm, initial encounter for closed fracture
  • S52.92XB - Unspecified fracture of left forearm, initial encounter for open fracture type I or II
  • S52.92XC - Unspecified fracture of left forearm, initial encounter for open fracture type IIIA, IIIB, or IIIC
  • S52.92XD - Unspecified fracture of left forearm, subsequent encounter for closed fracture with routine healing
  • S52.92XE - Unspecified fracture of left forearm, subsequent encounter for open fracture type I or II with routine healing
  • S52.92XF - Unspecified fracture of left forearm, subsequent encounter for open fracture type IIIA, IIIB, or IIIC with routine healing
  • S52.92XG - Unspecified fracture of left forearm, subsequent encounter for closed fracture with delayed healing
  • S52.92XH - Unspecified fracture of left forearm, subsequent encounter for open fracture type I or II with delayed healing
  • S52.92XJ - Unspecified fracture of left forearm, subsequent encounter for open fracture type IIIA, IIIB, or IIIC with delayed healing
  • S52.92XK - Unspecified fracture of left forearm, subsequent encounter for closed fracture with nonunion
  • S52.92XM - Unspecified fracture of left forearm, subsequent encounter for open fracture type I or II with nonunion
  • S52.92XN - Unspecified fracture of left forearm, subsequent encounter for open fracture type IIIA, IIIB, or IIIC with nonunion
  • S52.92XP - Unspecified fracture of left forearm, subsequent encounter for closed fracture with malunion
  • S52.92XQ - Unspecified fracture of left forearm, subsequent encounter for open fracture type I or II with malunion
  • S52.92XR - Unspecified fracture of left forearm, subsequent encounter for open fracture type IIIA, IIIB, or IIIC with malunion
  • S52.92XS - Unspecified fracture of left forearm, 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 S52.9 are found in the index:


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 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 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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