ICD-10-CM Code S62.609

Fracture of unspecified phalanx of unspecified finger

Version 2021 Non-Billable Code

Not Valid for Submission

S62.609 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 unspecified phalanx of unspecified finger. The code is NOT valid for the year 2021 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions. The ICD-10-CM code S62.609 might also be used to specify conditions or terms like closed fracture dislocation multiple digits, closed fracture dislocation of digit of hand, closed fracture dislocation of multiple digits of hand, closed fracture dislocation of proximal interphalangeal joint, closed fracture of epiphyseal plate of phalanx of finger, closed fracture of epiphyseal plate of phalanx of finger of left hand, etc

ICD-10:S62.609
Short Description:Fracture of unspecified phalanx of unspecified finger
Long Description:Fracture of unspecified phalanx of unspecified finger

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

  • S62.609A - ... initial encounter for closed fracture
  • S62.609B - ... initial encounter for open fracture
  • S62.609D - ... subsequent encounter for fracture with routine healing
  • S62.609G - ... subsequent encounter for fracture with delayed healing
  • S62.609K - ... subsequent encounter for fracture with nonunion
  • S62.609P - ... subsequent encounter for fracture with malunion
  • S62.609S - ... 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 multiple digits
  • Closed fracture dislocation of digit of hand
  • Closed fracture dislocation of multiple digits of hand
  • Closed fracture dislocation of proximal interphalangeal joint
  • Closed fracture of epiphyseal plate of phalanx of finger
  • Closed fracture of epiphyseal plate of phalanx of finger of left hand
  • Closed fracture of epiphyseal plate of phalanx of finger of right hand
  • Closed fracture of multiple sites of phalanges of hand
  • Closed fracture of one or more phalanges of hand
  • Closed fracture of phalanx of finger
  • Closed fracture of phalanx of finger of left hand
  • Closed fracture of phalanx of finger of right hand
  • Closed fracture of phalanx of index finger
  • Closed fracture of phalanx of little finger
  • Closed fracture of phalanx of middle finger
  • Closed fracture of phalanx of ring finger
  • Closed fracture subluxation digit
  • Closed fracture subluxation multiple digits
  • Closed fracture subluxation of distal interphalangeal joint
  • Closed fracture subluxation of proximal interphalangeal joint
  • Closed fractures of phalanx or phalanges, multiple sites
  • Closed traumatic dislocation multiple digits
  • Closed traumatic dislocation multiple digits
  • Closed traumatic dislocation of interphalangeal joint of finger
  • Closed traumatic dislocation, proximal interphalangeal joint
  • Closed traumatic subluxation of digit of hand
  • Fracture dislocation of finger
  • Fracture dislocation of finger or thumb
  • Fracture of multiple sites of phalanges of hand
  • Fracture of phalanx of finger
  • Fracture of phalanx of hand
  • Fracture of phalanx of index finger
  • Fracture of phalanx of little finger
  • Fracture of phalanx of middle finger
  • Fracture of phalanx of ring finger
  • Fracture subluxation of finger
  • Fracture subluxation of joint of hand
  • Multiple closed dislocations of hand
  • Multiple open dislocations of hand
  • Multiple open fractures of hand bones
  • Open fracture dislocation multiple digits
  • Open fracture dislocation of digit of hand
  • Open fracture dislocation of proximal interphalangeal joint
  • Open fracture of multiple sites of phalanges of hand
  • Open fracture of one or more phalanges of hand
  • Open fracture of phalanx of finger
  • Open fracture of phalanx of finger of left hand
  • Open fracture of phalanx of finger of right hand
  • Open fracture of phalanx of index finger
  • Open fracture of phalanx of middle finger
  • Open fracture of phalanx of ring finger
  • Open fracture subluxation digit
  • Open fracture subluxation of distal interphalangeal joint
  • Open fracture-dislocation of multiple digits of hand
  • Open traumatic dislocation multiple digits
  • Subluxation of finger
  • Subluxation of finger

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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