ICD-10-CM Code S62.009

Unspecified fracture of navicular [scaphoid] bone of unspecified wrist

Version 2021 Non-Billable Code

Not Valid for Submission

S62.009 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 navicular [scaphoid] bone of unspecified wrist. The code is NOT valid for the year 2021 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions. The ICD-10-CM code S62.009 might also be used to specify conditions or terms like closed fracture dislocation perilunate transscaphoid, closed fracture of navicular bone of wrist with dislocation of perilunate joint, closed fracture of scaphoid bone of wrist, fracture of capitate bone of wrist, fracture of capitate bone of wrist, fracture of scaphoid bone of wrist, etc

ICD-10:S62.009
Short Description:Unspecified fracture of navicular bone of unspecified wrist
Long Description:Unspecified fracture of navicular [scaphoid] bone of unspecified wrist

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

  • S62.009A - ... initial encounter for closed fracture
  • S62.009B - ... initial encounter for open fracture
  • S62.009D - ... subsequent encounter for fracture with routine healing
  • S62.009G - ... subsequent encounter for fracture with delayed healing
  • S62.009K - ... subsequent encounter for fracture with nonunion
  • S62.009P - ... subsequent encounter for fracture with malunion
  • S62.009S - ... sequela

Synonyms

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

  • Closed fracture dislocation perilunate transscaphoid
  • Closed fracture of navicular bone of wrist with dislocation of perilunate joint
  • Closed fracture of scaphoid bone of wrist
  • Fracture of capitate bone of wrist
  • Fracture of capitate bone of wrist
  • Fracture of scaphoid bone of wrist
  • Fracture of triquetral bone of wrist
  • Open fracture of scaphoid bone of wrist
  • Open fracture scaphoid, waist, comminuted
  • Open fracture scaphoid, waist, oblique
  • Open fracture scaphoid, waist, transverse
  • Quervain's fracture
  • Transscaphoid-capitate-hamate-triquetral-perilunate fracture dislocation
  • Transscaphoid-capitate-perilunate fracture dislocation
  • Transstyloid-scaphoid-perilunate fracture dislocation

Code Classification

  • Injury, poisoning and certain other consequences of external causes (S00–T98)
    • Injuries to the wrist, hand and fingers (S60-S69)
      • Fracture at wrist and hand level (S62)

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


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

  • 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.

  • Broken bone (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Closed reduction of a fractured bone (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Closed reduction of a fractured bone - aftercare (Medical Encyclopedia)

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Wrist Injuries and Disorders

Your wrist is made up of eight small bones known as carpals. They support a tube that runs through your wrist. That tube, called the carpal tunnel, has tendons and a nerve inside. It is covered by a ligament, which holds it in place.

Wrist pain is common. Repetitive motion can damage your wrist. Everyday activities like typing, racquet sports or sewing can cause pain, or even carpal tunnel syndrome. Wrist pain with bruising and swelling can be a sign of injury. The signs of a possible fracture include misshapen joints and inability to move your wrist. Some wrist fractures are a result of osteoporosis.

Other common causes of pain are

  • Sprains and strains
  • Tendinitis
  • Arthritis
  • Gout and pseudogout
  • Colles wrist fracture - aftercare (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • De Quervain tendinitis (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Wrist arthroscopy (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Wrist pain (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Wrist sprain - aftercare (Medical Encyclopedia)

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