ICD-10-CM Code S62.5

Fracture of thumb

Version 2021 Non-Billable Code

Not Valid for Submission

S62.5 is a "header" nonspecific and non-billable code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of fracture of thumb. The code is NOT valid for the year 2021 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions.

ICD-10:S62.5
Short Description:Fracture of thumb
Long Description:Fracture of thumb

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

  • S62.50 - Fracture of unspecified phalanx of thumb
  • S62.501 - Fracture of unspecified phalanx of right thumb
  • S62.501A - Fracture of unspecified phalanx of right thumb, initial encounter for closed fracture
  • S62.501B - Fracture of unspecified phalanx of right thumb, initial encounter for open fracture
  • S62.501D - Fracture of unspecified phalanx of right thumb, subsequent encounter for fracture with routine healing
  • S62.501G - Fracture of unspecified phalanx of right thumb, subsequent encounter for fracture with delayed healing
  • S62.501K - Fracture of unspecified phalanx of right thumb, subsequent encounter for fracture with nonunion
  • S62.501P - Fracture of unspecified phalanx of right thumb, subsequent encounter for fracture with malunion
  • S62.501S - Fracture of unspecified phalanx of right thumb, sequela
  • S62.502 - Fracture of unspecified phalanx of left thumb
  • S62.502A - Fracture of unspecified phalanx of left thumb, initial encounter for closed fracture
  • S62.502B - Fracture of unspecified phalanx of left thumb, initial encounter for open fracture
  • S62.502D - Fracture of unspecified phalanx of left thumb, subsequent encounter for fracture with routine healing
  • S62.502G - Fracture of unspecified phalanx of left thumb, subsequent encounter for fracture with delayed healing
  • S62.502K - Fracture of unspecified phalanx of left thumb, subsequent encounter for fracture with nonunion
  • S62.502P - Fracture of unspecified phalanx of left thumb, subsequent encounter for fracture with malunion
  • S62.502S - Fracture of unspecified phalanx of left thumb, sequela
  • S62.509 - Fracture of unspecified phalanx of unspecified thumb
  • S62.509A - Fracture of unspecified phalanx of unspecified thumb, initial encounter for closed fracture
  • S62.509B - Fracture of unspecified phalanx of unspecified thumb, initial encounter for open fracture
  • S62.509D - Fracture of unspecified phalanx of unspecified thumb, subsequent encounter for fracture with routine healing
  • S62.509G - Fracture of unspecified phalanx of unspecified thumb, subsequent encounter for fracture with delayed healing
  • S62.509K - Fracture of unspecified phalanx of unspecified thumb, subsequent encounter for fracture with nonunion
  • S62.509P - Fracture of unspecified phalanx of unspecified thumb, subsequent encounter for fracture with malunion
  • S62.509S - Fracture of unspecified phalanx of unspecified thumb, sequela
  • S62.51 - Fracture of proximal phalanx of thumb
  • S62.511 - Displaced fracture of proximal phalanx of right thumb
  • S62.511A - Displaced fracture of proximal phalanx of right thumb, initial encounter for closed fracture
  • S62.511B - Displaced fracture of proximal phalanx of right thumb, initial encounter for open fracture
  • S62.511D - Displaced fracture of proximal phalanx of right thumb, subsequent encounter for fracture with routine healing
  • S62.511G - Displaced fracture of proximal phalanx of right thumb, subsequent encounter for fracture with delayed healing
  • S62.511K - Displaced fracture of proximal phalanx of right thumb, subsequent encounter for fracture with nonunion
  • S62.511P - Displaced fracture of proximal phalanx of right thumb, subsequent encounter for fracture with malunion
  • S62.511S - Displaced fracture of proximal phalanx of right thumb, sequela
  • S62.512 - Displaced fracture of proximal phalanx of left thumb
  • S62.512A - Displaced fracture of proximal phalanx of left thumb, initial encounter for closed fracture
  • S62.512B - Displaced fracture of proximal phalanx of left thumb, initial encounter for open fracture
  • S62.512D - Displaced fracture of proximal phalanx of left thumb, subsequent encounter for fracture with routine healing
  • S62.512G - Displaced fracture of proximal phalanx of left thumb, subsequent encounter for fracture with delayed healing
  • S62.512K - Displaced fracture of proximal phalanx of left thumb, subsequent encounter for fracture with nonunion
  • S62.512P - Displaced fracture of proximal phalanx of left thumb, subsequent encounter for fracture with malunion
  • S62.512S - Displaced fracture of proximal phalanx of left thumb, sequela
  • S62.513 - Displaced fracture of proximal phalanx of unspecified thumb
  • S62.513A - Displaced fracture of proximal phalanx of unspecified thumb, initial encounter for closed fracture
  • S62.513B - Displaced fracture of proximal phalanx of unspecified thumb, initial encounter for open fracture
  • S62.513D - Displaced fracture of proximal phalanx of unspecified thumb, subsequent encounter for fracture with routine healing
  • S62.513G - Displaced fracture of proximal phalanx of unspecified thumb, subsequent encounter for fracture with delayed healing
  • S62.513K - Displaced fracture of proximal phalanx of unspecified thumb, subsequent encounter for fracture with nonunion
  • S62.513P - Displaced fracture of proximal phalanx of unspecified thumb, subsequent encounter for fracture with malunion
  • S62.513S - Displaced fracture of proximal phalanx of unspecified thumb, sequela
  • S62.514 - Nondisplaced fracture of proximal phalanx of right thumb
  • S62.514A - Nondisplaced fracture of proximal phalanx of right thumb, initial encounter for closed fracture
  • S62.514B - Nondisplaced fracture of proximal phalanx of right thumb, initial encounter for open fracture
  • S62.514D - Nondisplaced fracture of proximal phalanx of right thumb, subsequent encounter for fracture with routine healing
  • S62.514G - Nondisplaced fracture of proximal phalanx of right thumb, subsequent encounter for fracture with delayed healing
  • S62.514K - Nondisplaced fracture of proximal phalanx of right thumb, subsequent encounter for fracture with nonunion
  • S62.514P - Nondisplaced fracture of proximal phalanx of right thumb, subsequent encounter for fracture with malunion
  • S62.514S - Nondisplaced fracture of proximal phalanx of right thumb, sequela
  • S62.515 - Nondisplaced fracture of proximal phalanx of left thumb
  • S62.515A - Nondisplaced fracture of proximal phalanx of left thumb, initial encounter for closed fracture
  • S62.515B - Nondisplaced fracture of proximal phalanx of left thumb, initial encounter for open fracture
  • S62.515D - Nondisplaced fracture of proximal phalanx of left thumb, subsequent encounter for fracture with routine healing
  • S62.515G - Nondisplaced fracture of proximal phalanx of left thumb, subsequent encounter for fracture with delayed healing
  • S62.515K - Nondisplaced fracture of proximal phalanx of left thumb, subsequent encounter for fracture with nonunion
  • S62.515P - Nondisplaced fracture of proximal phalanx of left thumb, subsequent encounter for fracture with malunion
  • S62.515S - Nondisplaced fracture of proximal phalanx of left thumb, sequela
  • S62.516 - Nondisplaced fracture of proximal phalanx of unspecified thumb
  • S62.516A - Nondisplaced fracture of proximal phalanx of unspecified thumb, initial encounter for closed fracture
  • S62.516B - Nondisplaced fracture of proximal phalanx of unspecified thumb, initial encounter for open fracture
  • S62.516D - Nondisplaced fracture of proximal phalanx of unspecified thumb, subsequent encounter for fracture with routine healing
  • S62.516G - Nondisplaced fracture of proximal phalanx of unspecified thumb, subsequent encounter for fracture with delayed healing
  • S62.516K - Nondisplaced fracture of proximal phalanx of unspecified thumb, subsequent encounter for fracture with nonunion
  • S62.516P - Nondisplaced fracture of proximal phalanx of unspecified thumb, subsequent encounter for fracture with malunion
  • S62.516S - Nondisplaced fracture of proximal phalanx of unspecified thumb, sequela
  • S62.52 - Fracture of distal phalanx of thumb
  • S62.521 - Displaced fracture of distal phalanx of right thumb
  • S62.521A - Displaced fracture of distal phalanx of right thumb, initial encounter for closed fracture
  • S62.521B - Displaced fracture of distal phalanx of right thumb, initial encounter for open fracture
  • S62.521D - Displaced fracture of distal phalanx of right thumb, subsequent encounter for fracture with routine healing
  • S62.521G - Displaced fracture of distal phalanx of right thumb, subsequent encounter for fracture with delayed healing
  • S62.521K - Displaced fracture of distal phalanx of right thumb, subsequent encounter for fracture with nonunion
  • S62.521P - Displaced fracture of distal phalanx of right thumb, subsequent encounter for fracture with malunion
  • S62.521S - Displaced fracture of distal phalanx of right thumb, sequela
  • S62.522 - Displaced fracture of distal phalanx of left thumb
  • S62.522A - Displaced fracture of distal phalanx of left thumb, initial encounter for closed fracture
  • S62.522B - Displaced fracture of distal phalanx of left thumb, initial encounter for open fracture
  • S62.522D - Displaced fracture of distal phalanx of left thumb, subsequent encounter for fracture with routine healing
  • S62.522G - Displaced fracture of distal phalanx of left thumb, subsequent encounter for fracture with delayed healing
  • S62.522K - Displaced fracture of distal phalanx of left thumb, subsequent encounter for fracture with nonunion
  • S62.522P - Displaced fracture of distal phalanx of left thumb, subsequent encounter for fracture with malunion
  • S62.522S - Displaced fracture of distal phalanx of left thumb, sequela
  • S62.523 - Displaced fracture of distal phalanx of unspecified thumb
  • S62.523A - Displaced fracture of distal phalanx of unspecified thumb, initial encounter for closed fracture
  • S62.523B - Displaced fracture of distal phalanx of unspecified thumb, initial encounter for open fracture
  • S62.523D - Displaced fracture of distal phalanx of unspecified thumb, subsequent encounter for fracture with routine healing
  • S62.523G - Displaced fracture of distal phalanx of unspecified thumb, subsequent encounter for fracture with delayed healing
  • S62.523K - Displaced fracture of distal phalanx of unspecified thumb, subsequent encounter for fracture with nonunion
  • S62.523P - Displaced fracture of distal phalanx of unspecified thumb, subsequent encounter for fracture with malunion
  • S62.523S - Displaced fracture of distal phalanx of unspecified thumb, sequela
  • S62.524 - Nondisplaced fracture of distal phalanx of right thumb
  • S62.524A - Nondisplaced fracture of distal phalanx of right thumb, initial encounter for closed fracture
  • S62.524B - Nondisplaced fracture of distal phalanx of right thumb, initial encounter for open fracture
  • S62.524D - Nondisplaced fracture of distal phalanx of right thumb, subsequent encounter for fracture with routine healing
  • S62.524G - Nondisplaced fracture of distal phalanx of right thumb, subsequent encounter for fracture with delayed healing
  • S62.524K - Nondisplaced fracture of distal phalanx of right thumb, subsequent encounter for fracture with nonunion
  • S62.524P - Nondisplaced fracture of distal phalanx of right thumb, subsequent encounter for fracture with malunion
  • S62.524S - Nondisplaced fracture of distal phalanx of right thumb, sequela
  • S62.525 - Nondisplaced fracture of distal phalanx of left thumb
  • S62.525A - Nondisplaced fracture of distal phalanx of left thumb, initial encounter for closed fracture
  • S62.525B - Nondisplaced fracture of distal phalanx of left thumb, initial encounter for open fracture
  • S62.525D - Nondisplaced fracture of distal phalanx of left thumb, subsequent encounter for fracture with routine healing
  • S62.525G - Nondisplaced fracture of distal phalanx of left thumb, subsequent encounter for fracture with delayed healing
  • S62.525K - Nondisplaced fracture of distal phalanx of left thumb, subsequent encounter for fracture with nonunion
  • S62.525P - Nondisplaced fracture of distal phalanx of left thumb, subsequent encounter for fracture with malunion
  • S62.525S - Nondisplaced fracture of distal phalanx of left thumb, sequela
  • S62.526 - Nondisplaced fracture of distal phalanx of unspecified thumb
  • S62.526A - Nondisplaced fracture of distal phalanx of unspecified thumb, initial encounter for closed fracture
  • S62.526B - Nondisplaced fracture of distal phalanx of unspecified thumb, initial encounter for open fracture
  • S62.526D - Nondisplaced fracture of distal phalanx of unspecified thumb, subsequent encounter for fracture with routine healing
  • S62.526G - Nondisplaced fracture of distal phalanx of unspecified thumb, subsequent encounter for fracture with delayed healing
  • S62.526K - Nondisplaced fracture of distal phalanx of unspecified thumb, subsequent encounter for fracture with nonunion
  • S62.526P - Nondisplaced fracture of distal phalanx of unspecified thumb, subsequent encounter for fracture with malunion
  • S62.526S - Nondisplaced fracture of distal phalanx of unspecified thumb, sequela

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


Finger Injuries and Disorders

You use your fingers and thumbs to do everything from grasping objects to playing musical instruments to typing. When there is something wrong with them, it can make life difficult. Common problems include

  • Injuries that result in fractures, ruptured ligaments and dislocations
  • Osteoarthritis - wear-and-tear arthritis. It can also cause deformity.
  • Tendinitis - irritation of the tendons
  • Dupuytren's contracture - a hereditary thickening of the tough tissue that lies just below the skin of your palm. It causes the fingers to stiffen and bend.
  • Trigger finger - an irritation of the sheath that surrounds the flexor tendons. It can cause the tendon to catch and release like a trigger.
  • Claw hand (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Clubbing of the fingers or toes (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Finger pain (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Mallet finger - aftercare (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Polydactyly (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Smashed fingers (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Trigger finger (Medical Encyclopedia)

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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

  • 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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