ICD-10-CM Code S53.0

Subluxation and dislocation of radial head

Version 2021 Non-Billable Code

Not Valid for Submission

S53.0 is a "header" nonspecific and non-billable code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of subluxation and dislocation of radial head. The code is NOT valid for the year 2021 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions.

ICD-10:S53.0
Short Description:Subluxation and dislocation of radial head
Long Description:Subluxation and dislocation of radial head

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

  • S53.00 - Unspecified subluxation and dislocation of radial head
  • S53.001 - Unspecified subluxation of right radial head
  • S53.001A - Unspecified subluxation of right radial head, initial encounter
  • S53.001D - Unspecified subluxation of right radial head, subsequent encounter
  • S53.001S - Unspecified subluxation of right radial head, sequela
  • S53.002 - Unspecified subluxation of left radial head
  • S53.002A - Unspecified subluxation of left radial head, initial encounter
  • S53.002D - Unspecified subluxation of left radial head, subsequent encounter
  • S53.002S - Unspecified subluxation of left radial head, sequela
  • S53.003 - Unspecified subluxation of unspecified radial head
  • S53.003A - Unspecified subluxation of unspecified radial head, initial encounter
  • S53.003D - Unspecified subluxation of unspecified radial head, subsequent encounter
  • S53.003S - Unspecified subluxation of unspecified radial head, sequela
  • S53.004 - Unspecified dislocation of right radial head
  • S53.004A - Unspecified dislocation of right radial head, initial encounter
  • S53.004D - Unspecified dislocation of right radial head, subsequent encounter
  • S53.004S - Unspecified dislocation of right radial head, sequela
  • S53.005 - Unspecified dislocation of left radial head
  • S53.005A - Unspecified dislocation of left radial head, initial encounter
  • S53.005D - Unspecified dislocation of left radial head, subsequent encounter
  • S53.005S - Unspecified dislocation of left radial head, sequela
  • S53.006 - Unspecified dislocation of unspecified radial head
  • S53.006A - Unspecified dislocation of unspecified radial head, initial encounter
  • S53.006D - Unspecified dislocation of unspecified radial head, subsequent encounter
  • S53.006S - Unspecified dislocation of unspecified radial head, sequela
  • S53.01 - Anterior subluxation and dislocation of radial head
  • S53.011 - Anterior subluxation of right radial head
  • S53.011A - Anterior subluxation of right radial head, initial encounter
  • S53.011D - Anterior subluxation of right radial head, subsequent encounter
  • S53.011S - Anterior subluxation of right radial head, sequela
  • S53.012 - Anterior subluxation of left radial head
  • S53.012A - Anterior subluxation of left radial head, initial encounter
  • S53.012D - Anterior subluxation of left radial head, subsequent encounter
  • S53.012S - Anterior subluxation of left radial head, sequela
  • S53.013 - Anterior subluxation of unspecified radial head
  • S53.013A - Anterior subluxation of unspecified radial head, initial encounter
  • S53.013D - Anterior subluxation of unspecified radial head, subsequent encounter
  • S53.013S - Anterior subluxation of unspecified radial head, sequela
  • S53.014 - Anterior dislocation of right radial head
  • S53.014A - Anterior dislocation of right radial head, initial encounter
  • S53.014D - Anterior dislocation of right radial head, subsequent encounter
  • S53.014S - Anterior dislocation of right radial head, sequela
  • S53.015 - Anterior dislocation of left radial head
  • S53.015A - Anterior dislocation of left radial head, initial encounter
  • S53.015D - Anterior dislocation of left radial head, subsequent encounter
  • S53.015S - Anterior dislocation of left radial head, sequela
  • S53.016 - Anterior dislocation of unspecified radial head
  • S53.016A - Anterior dislocation of unspecified radial head, initial encounter
  • S53.016D - Anterior dislocation of unspecified radial head, subsequent encounter
  • S53.016S - Anterior dislocation of unspecified radial head, sequela
  • S53.02 - Posterior subluxation and dislocation of radial head
  • S53.021 - Posterior subluxation of right radial head
  • S53.021A - Posterior subluxation of right radial head, initial encounter
  • S53.021D - Posterior subluxation of right radial head, subsequent encounter
  • S53.021S - Posterior subluxation of right radial head, sequela
  • S53.022 - Posterior subluxation of left radial head
  • S53.022A - Posterior subluxation of left radial head, initial encounter
  • S53.022D - Posterior subluxation of left radial head, subsequent encounter
  • S53.022S - Posterior subluxation of left radial head, sequela
  • S53.023 - Posterior subluxation of unspecified radial head
  • S53.023A - Posterior subluxation of unspecified radial head, initial encounter
  • S53.023D - Posterior subluxation of unspecified radial head, subsequent encounter
  • S53.023S - Posterior subluxation of unspecified radial head, sequela
  • S53.024 - Posterior dislocation of right radial head
  • S53.024A - Posterior dislocation of right radial head, initial encounter
  • S53.024D - Posterior dislocation of right radial head, subsequent encounter
  • S53.024S - Posterior dislocation of right radial head, sequela
  • S53.025 - Posterior dislocation of left radial head
  • S53.025A - Posterior dislocation of left radial head, initial encounter
  • S53.025D - Posterior dislocation of left radial head, subsequent encounter
  • S53.025S - Posterior dislocation of left radial head, sequela
  • S53.026 - Posterior dislocation of unspecified radial head
  • S53.026A - Posterior dislocation of unspecified radial head, initial encounter
  • S53.026D - Posterior dislocation of unspecified radial head, subsequent encounter
  • S53.026S - Posterior dislocation of unspecified radial head, sequela
  • S53.03 - Nursemaid's elbow
  • S53.031 - Nursemaid's elbow, right elbow
  • S53.031A - Nursemaid's elbow, right elbow, initial encounter
  • S53.031D - Nursemaid's elbow, right elbow, subsequent encounter
  • S53.031S - Nursemaid's elbow, right elbow, sequela
  • S53.032 - Nursemaid's elbow, left elbow
  • S53.032A - Nursemaid's elbow, left elbow, initial encounter
  • S53.032D - Nursemaid's elbow, left elbow, subsequent encounter
  • S53.032S - Nursemaid's elbow, left elbow, sequela
  • S53.033 - Nursemaid's elbow, unspecified elbow
  • S53.033A - Nursemaid's elbow, unspecified elbow, initial encounter
  • S53.033D - Nursemaid's elbow, unspecified elbow, subsequent encounter
  • S53.033S - Nursemaid's elbow, unspecified elbow, sequela
  • S53.09 - Other subluxation and dislocation of radial head
  • S53.091 - Other subluxation of right radial head
  • S53.091A - Other subluxation of right radial head, initial encounter
  • S53.091D - Other subluxation of right radial head, subsequent encounter
  • S53.091S - Other subluxation of right radial head, sequela
  • S53.092 - Other subluxation of left radial head
  • S53.092A - Other subluxation of left radial head, initial encounter
  • S53.092D - Other subluxation of left radial head, subsequent encounter
  • S53.092S - Other subluxation of left radial head, sequela
  • S53.093 - Other subluxation of unspecified radial head
  • S53.093A - Other subluxation of unspecified radial head, initial encounter
  • S53.093D - Other subluxation of unspecified radial head, subsequent encounter
  • S53.093S - Other subluxation of unspecified radial head, sequela
  • S53.094 - Other dislocation of right radial head
  • S53.094A - Other dislocation of right radial head, initial encounter
  • S53.094D - Other dislocation of right radial head, subsequent encounter
  • S53.094S - Other dislocation of right radial head, sequela
  • S53.095 - Other dislocation of left radial head
  • S53.095A - Other dislocation of left radial head, initial encounter
  • S53.095D - Other dislocation of left radial head, subsequent encounter
  • S53.095S - Other dislocation of left radial head, sequela
  • S53.096 - Other dislocation of unspecified radial head
  • S53.096A - Other dislocation of unspecified radial head, initial encounter
  • S53.096D - Other dislocation of unspecified radial head, subsequent encounter
  • S53.096S - Other dislocation of unspecified radial head, 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 guidance for inclusions, exclusions, descriptions and more. The following references are applicable to the code S53.0:

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.
  • Dislocation of radiohumeral joint
  • Subluxation of radiohumeral joint

Type 1 Excludes

Type 1 Excludes
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.
  • Monteggia's fracture-dislocation S52.27

Code Classification

  • Injury, poisoning and certain other consequences of external causes (S00–T98)
    • Injuries to the elbow and forearm (S50-S59)
      • Dislocation and sprain of joints and ligaments of elbow (S53)

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
  • FY 2021 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2020 through 9/30/2021

Information for Patients


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.

  • Dislocated shoulder - aftercare (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Dislocation (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Kneecap dislocation (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Kneecap dislocation - aftercare (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Nursemaid's elbow (Medical Encyclopedia)

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Elbow Injuries and Disorders

Your elbow joint is made up of bone, cartilage, ligaments and fluid. Muscles and tendons help the elbow joint move. When any of these structures is hurt or diseased, you have elbow problems.

Many things can make your elbow hurt. A common cause is tendinitis, an inflammation or injury to the tendons that attach muscle to bone. Tendinitis of the elbow is a sports injury, often from playing tennis or golf. You may also get tendinitis from overuse of the elbow.

Other causes of elbow pain include sprains, strains, fractures, dislocations, bursitis and arthritis. Treatment depends on the cause.

  • Elbow pain (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Elbow replacement (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Elbow sprain -- aftercare (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Medial epicondylitis - golfer's elbow (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Nursemaid's elbow (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Tennis elbow (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Tennis elbow surgery (Medical Encyclopedia)

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