Not Valid for Submission
S63.066 is a "header" nonspecific and non-billable diagnosis code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of dislocation of metacarpal (bone), proximal end of unspecified hand. The code is NOT valid for the year 2021 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions. Category or Header define the heading of a category of codes that may be further subdivided by the use of 4th, 5th, 6th or 7th characters.
The ICD-10-CM code S63.066 might also be used to specify conditions or terms like closed traumatic dislocation of carpometacarpal joint of wrist, closed traumatic dislocation of proximal end of metacarpal bone of wrist, open dislocation of proximal end of metacarpal bone of wrist or open traumatic dislocation carpometacarpal joint.
Unspecified diagnosis codes like S63.066 are acceptable when clinical information is unknown or not available about a particular condition. Although a more specific code is preferable, unspecified codes should be used when such codes most accurately reflect what is known about a patient's condition. Specific diagnosis codes should not be used if not supported by the patient's medical record.
Specific Coding for Dislocation of metacarpal (bone), proximal end of unsp hand
Header codes like S63.066 require more digits to indicate the appropriate level of specificity. Consider using any of the following ICD-10 codes with a higher level of specificity when coding for dislocation of metacarpal (bone), proximal end of unsp hand:
The following clinical terms are approximate synonyms or lay terms that might be used to identify the correct diagnosis code:
- Closed traumatic dislocation of carpometacarpal joint of wrist
- Closed traumatic dislocation of proximal end of metacarpal bone of wrist
- Open dislocation of proximal end of metacarpal bone of wrist
- Open traumatic dislocation carpometacarpal joint
Information for Patients
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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Hand Injuries and Disorders
No matter how old you are or what you do for a living, you are always using your hands. When there is something wrong with them, you may not be able to do your regular activities.
Hand problems include
- Carpal tunnel syndrome - compression of a nerve as it goes through the wrist, often making your fingers feel numb
- Injuries that result in fractures, ruptured ligaments and dislocations
- Osteoarthritis - wear-and-tear arthritis, which can also cause deformity
- Tendinitis - irritation of the tendons
- Disorders and injuries of your fingers and thumb
- Brachial plexopathy (Medical Encyclopedia)
- Claw hand (Medical Encyclopedia)
- Dupuytrens contracture (Medical Encyclopedia)
- Hand fracture - aftercare (Medical Encyclopedia)
- Hand or foot spasms (Medical Encyclopedia)
- Hand x-ray (Medical Encyclopedia)
- Radial nerve dysfunction (Medical Encyclopedia)
- Ulnar nerve dysfunction (Medical Encyclopedia)
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