2021 ICD-10-CM Code S82.20

Unspecified fracture of shaft of tibia

Version 2021
Non-Billable Code
Unspecified Code

Not Valid for Submission

S82.20 is a "header" nonspecific and non-billable diagnosis code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of unspecified fracture of shaft of tibia. 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.

Unspecified diagnosis codes like S82.20 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.

ICD-10:S82.20
Short Description:Unspecified fracture of shaft of tibia
Long Description:Unspecified fracture of shaft of tibia

Code Classification

Specific Coding for Unspecified fracture of shaft of tibia

Header codes like S82.20 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 unspecified fracture of shaft of tibia:

  • S82.201 - Unspecified fracture of shaft of right tibia
  • S82.201A - Unspecified fracture of shaft of right tibia, initial encounter for closed fracture
  • S82.201B - Unspecified fracture of shaft of right tibia, initial encounter for open fracture type I or II
  • S82.201C - Unspecified fracture of shaft of right tibia, initial encounter for open fracture type IIIA, IIIB, or IIIC
  • S82.201D - Unspecified fracture of shaft of right tibia, subsequent encounter for closed fracture with routine healing
  • S82.201E - Unspecified fracture of shaft of right tibia, subsequent encounter for open fracture type I or II with routine healing
  • S82.201F - Unspecified fracture of shaft of right tibia, subsequent encounter for open fracture type IIIA, IIIB, or IIIC with routine healing
  • S82.201G - Unspecified fracture of shaft of right tibia, subsequent encounter for closed fracture with delayed healing
  • S82.201H - Unspecified fracture of shaft of right tibia, subsequent encounter for open fracture type I or II with delayed healing
  • S82.201J - Unspecified fracture of shaft of right tibia, subsequent encounter for open fracture type IIIA, IIIB, or IIIC with delayed healing
  • S82.201K - Unspecified fracture of shaft of right tibia, subsequent encounter for closed fracture with nonunion
  • S82.201M - Unspecified fracture of shaft of right tibia, subsequent encounter for open fracture type I or II with nonunion
  • S82.201N - Unspecified fracture of shaft of right tibia, subsequent encounter for open fracture type IIIA, IIIB, or IIIC with nonunion
  • S82.201P - Unspecified fracture of shaft of right tibia, subsequent encounter for closed fracture with malunion
  • S82.201Q - Unspecified fracture of shaft of right tibia, subsequent encounter for open fracture type I or II with malunion
  • S82.201R - Unspecified fracture of shaft of right tibia, subsequent encounter for open fracture type IIIA, IIIB, or IIIC with malunion
  • S82.201S - Unspecified fracture of shaft of right tibia, sequela
  • S82.202 - Unspecified fracture of shaft of left tibia
  • S82.202A - Unspecified fracture of shaft of left tibia, initial encounter for closed fracture
  • S82.202B - Unspecified fracture of shaft of left tibia, initial encounter for open fracture type I or II
  • S82.202C - Unspecified fracture of shaft of left tibia, initial encounter for open fracture type IIIA, IIIB, or IIIC
  • S82.202D - Unspecified fracture of shaft of left tibia, subsequent encounter for closed fracture with routine healing
  • S82.202E - Unspecified fracture of shaft of left tibia, subsequent encounter for open fracture type I or II with routine healing
  • S82.202F - Unspecified fracture of shaft of left tibia, subsequent encounter for open fracture type IIIA, IIIB, or IIIC with routine healing
  • S82.202G - Unspecified fracture of shaft of left tibia, subsequent encounter for closed fracture with delayed healing
  • S82.202H - Unspecified fracture of shaft of left tibia, subsequent encounter for open fracture type I or II with delayed healing
  • S82.202J - Unspecified fracture of shaft of left tibia, subsequent encounter for open fracture type IIIA, IIIB, or IIIC with delayed healing
  • S82.202K - Unspecified fracture of shaft of left tibia, subsequent encounter for closed fracture with nonunion
  • S82.202M - Unspecified fracture of shaft of left tibia, subsequent encounter for open fracture type I or II with nonunion
  • S82.202N - Unspecified fracture of shaft of left tibia, subsequent encounter for open fracture type IIIA, IIIB, or IIIC with nonunion
  • S82.202P - Unspecified fracture of shaft of left tibia, subsequent encounter for closed fracture with malunion
  • S82.202Q - Unspecified fracture of shaft of left tibia, subsequent encounter for open fracture type I or II with malunion
  • S82.202R - Unspecified fracture of shaft of left tibia, subsequent encounter for open fracture type IIIA, IIIB, or IIIC with malunion
  • S82.202S - Unspecified fracture of shaft of left tibia, sequela
  • S82.209 - Unspecified fracture of shaft of unspecified tibia
  • S82.209A - Unspecified fracture of shaft of unspecified tibia, initial encounter for closed fracture
  • S82.209B - Unspecified fracture of shaft of unspecified tibia, initial encounter for open fracture type I or II
  • S82.209C - Unspecified fracture of shaft of unspecified tibia, initial encounter for open fracture type IIIA, IIIB, or IIIC
  • S82.209D - Unspecified fracture of shaft of unspecified tibia, subsequent encounter for closed fracture with routine healing
  • S82.209E - Unspecified fracture of shaft of unspecified tibia, subsequent encounter for open fracture type I or II with routine healing
  • S82.209F - Unspecified fracture of shaft of unspecified tibia, subsequent encounter for open fracture type IIIA, IIIB, or IIIC with routine healing
  • S82.209G - Unspecified fracture of shaft of unspecified tibia, subsequent encounter for closed fracture with delayed healing
  • S82.209H - Unspecified fracture of shaft of unspecified tibia, subsequent encounter for open fracture type I or II with delayed healing
  • S82.209J - Unspecified fracture of shaft of unspecified tibia, subsequent encounter for open fracture type IIIA, IIIB, or IIIC with delayed healing
  • S82.209K - Unspecified fracture of shaft of unspecified tibia, subsequent encounter for closed fracture with nonunion
  • S82.209M - Unspecified fracture of shaft of unspecified tibia, subsequent encounter for open fracture type I or II with nonunion
  • S82.209N - Unspecified fracture of shaft of unspecified tibia, subsequent encounter for open fracture type IIIA, IIIB, or IIIC with nonunion
  • S82.209P - Unspecified fracture of shaft of unspecified tibia, subsequent encounter for closed fracture with malunion
  • S82.209Q - Unspecified fracture of shaft of unspecified tibia, subsequent encounter for open fracture type I or II with malunion
  • S82.209R - Unspecified fracture of shaft of unspecified tibia, subsequent encounter for open fracture type IIIA, IIIB, or IIIC with malunion
  • S82.209S - Unspecified fracture of shaft of unspecified tibia, sequela

Tabular List of Diseases and Injuries

The Tabular List of Diseases and Injuries is a list of ICD-10 codes, organized "head to toe" into chapters and sections with guidance for inclusions, exclusions, descriptions and more. The following references are applicable to the code S82.20:


Inclusion Terms

Inclusion Terms
These terms are the conditions for which that code is to be used. The terms may be synonyms of the code title, or, in the case of "other specified" codes, the terms are a list of the various conditions assigned to that code. The inclusion terms are not necessarily exhaustive. Additional terms found only in the Alphabetic Index may also be assigned to a code.

Index to Diseases and Injuries

The Index to Diseases and Injuries is an alphabetical listing of medical terms, with each term mapped to one or more ICD-10 code(s). The following references for the code S82.20 are found in the index:

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

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.


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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.


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Code History

  • FY 2021 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2020 through 9/30/2021
  • FY 2020 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2019 through 9/30/2020
  • FY 2019 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2018 through 9/30/2019
  • FY 2018 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2017 through 9/30/2018
  • FY 2017 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2016 through 9/30/2017
  • FY 2016 - New Code, effective from 10/1/2015 through 9/30/2016 (First year ICD-10-CM implemented into the HIPAA code set)