ICD-10-CM Code S72.035

Nondisplaced midcervical fracture of left femur

Version 2021 Non-Billable Code

Not Valid for Submission

S72.035 is a "header" nonspecific and non-billable code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of nondisplaced midcervical fracture of left femur. The code is NOT valid for the year 2021 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions.

ICD-10:S72.035
Short Description:Nondisplaced midcervical fracture of left femur
Long Description:Nondisplaced midcervical fracture of left femur

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

  • S72.035A - ... initial encounter for closed fracture
  • S72.035B - ... initial encounter for open fracture type I or II
  • S72.035C - ... initial encounter for open fracture type IIIA, IIIB, or IIIC
  • S72.035D - ... subsequent encounter for closed fracture with routine healing
  • S72.035E - ... subsequent encounter for open fracture type I or II with routine healing
  • S72.035F - ... subsequent encounter for open fracture type IIIA, IIIB, or IIIC with routine healing
  • S72.035G - ... subsequent encounter for closed fracture with delayed healing
  • S72.035H - ... subsequent encounter for open fracture type I or II with delayed healing
  • S72.035J - ... subsequent encounter for open fracture type IIIA, IIIB, or IIIC with delayed healing
  • S72.035K - ... subsequent encounter for closed fracture with nonunion
  • S72.035M - ... subsequent encounter for open fracture type I or II with nonunion
  • S72.035N - ... subsequent encounter for open fracture type IIIA, IIIB, or IIIC with nonunion
  • S72.035P - ... subsequent encounter for closed fracture with malunion
  • S72.035Q - ... subsequent encounter for open fracture type I or II with malunion
  • S72.035R - ... subsequent encounter for open fracture type IIIA, IIIB, or IIIC with malunion
  • S72.035S - ... sequela

Code Classification

  • Injury, poisoning and certain other consequences of external causes (S00–T98)
    • Injuries to the hip and thigh (S70-S79)
      • Fracture of femur (S72)

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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Leg Injuries and Disorders

Your legs are made up of bones, blood vessels, muscles, and other connective tissue. They are important for motion and standing. Playing sports, running, falling, or having an accident can damage your legs. Common leg injuries include sprains and strains, joint dislocations, and fractures.

These injuries can affect the entire leg, or just the foot, ankle, knee, or hip. Certain diseases also lead to leg problems. For example, knee osteoarthritis, common in older people, can cause pain and limited motion. Problems in your veins in your legs can lead to varicose veins or deep vein thrombosis.

  • Blount disease (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Bowlegs (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Common peroneal nerve dysfunction (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Femoral nerve dysfunction (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Femur fracture repair - discharge (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Foot, leg, and ankle swelling (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Iliotibial band syndrome -- aftercare (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Ischemic ulcers -- self-care (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Knock knees (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Leg pain (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Shin splints - self-care (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Tibial nerve dysfunction (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Venous insufficiency (Medical Encyclopedia)

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