ICD-10-CM Code S72.109B

Unspecified trochanteric fracture of unspecified femur, initial encounter for open fracture type I or II

Version 2021 Billable Code

Valid for Submission

S72.109B is a billable code used to specify a medical diagnosis of unspecified trochanteric fracture of unspecified femur, initial encounter for open fracture type i or ii. The code is valid for the fiscal year 2021 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions. The ICD-10-CM code S72.109B might also be used to specify conditions or terms like closed fracture of proximal femur, pertrochanteric, closed fracture of trochanter of femur, closed intertrochanteric fracture, closed intertrochanteric fracture, closed pertrochanteric fracture, fracture of greater trochanter, etc

ICD-10:S72.109B
Short Description:Unsp trochan fx unsp femur, init for opn fx type I/2
Long Description:Unspecified trochanteric fracture of unspecified femur, initial encounter for open fracture type I or II

Synonyms

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

  • Closed fracture of proximal femur, pertrochanteric
  • Closed fracture of trochanter of femur
  • Closed intertrochanteric fracture
  • Closed intertrochanteric fracture
  • Closed pertrochanteric fracture
  • Fracture of greater trochanter
  • Fracture of trochanter of femur
  • Open fracture of femur, greater trochanter
  • Open fracture of femur, lesser trochanter
  • Open fracture of proximal femur, pertrochanteric
  • Open intertrochanteric fracture
  • Open pertrochanteric fracture
  • Pertrochanteric fracture

Diagnostic Related Groups

The ICD-10 code S72.109B is grouped in the following groups for version MS-DRG V38.0 What are Diagnostic Related Groups?
The Diagnostic Related Groups (DRGs) are a patient classification scheme which provides a means of relating the type of patients a hospital treats. The DRGs divides all possible principal diagnoses into mutually exclusive principal diagnosis areas referred to as Major Diagnostic Categories (MDC).
applicable from 10/01/2020 through 09/30/2021.

  • 521 - HIP REPLACEMENT WITH PRINCIPAL DIAGNOSIS OF HIP FRACTURE WITH MCC
  • 522 - HIP REPLACEMENT WITH PRINCIPAL DIAGNOSIS OF HIP FRACTURE WITHOUT MCC

Convert S72.109B to ICD-9

  • 820.30 - Trochanteric fx NOS-open (Approximate Flag)

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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