ICD-10-CM Code S82.53XA

Displaced fracture of medial malleolus of unspecified tibia, initial encounter for closed fracture

Version 2020 Billable Code

Valid for Submission

S82.53XA is a billable code used to specify a medical diagnosis of displaced fracture of medial malleolus of unspecified tibia, initial encounter for closed fracture. The code is valid for the year 2020 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions. The ICD-10-CM code S82.53XA might also be used to specify conditions or terms like avulsion of ligament with bony fragment or avulsion of ligament with bony fragment of medial malleolus or closed fracture of medial malleolus or fracture of medial malleolus or open fracture of medial malleolus.

ICD-10:S82.53XA
Short Description:Disp fx of medial malleolus of unsp tibia, init for clos fx
Long Description:Displaced fracture of medial malleolus of unspecified tibia, initial encounter for closed fracture

Synonyms

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

  • Avulsion of ligament with bony fragment
  • Avulsion of ligament with bony fragment of medial malleolus
  • Closed fracture of medial malleolus
  • Fracture of medial malleolus
  • Open fracture of medial malleolus

Diagnostic Related Groups

The ICD-10 code S82.53XA is grouped in the following groups for version MS-DRG V37.0 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 10/01/2019 through 09/30/2020.

  • 562 - FRACTURE, SPRAIN, STRAIN AND DISLOCATION EXCEPT FEMUR, HIP, PELVIS AND THIGH WITH MCC
  • 563 - FRACTURE, SPRAIN, STRAIN AND DISLOCATION EXCEPT FEMUR, HIP, PELVIS AND THIGH WITHOUT MCC

Convert S82.53XA to ICD-9

  • 824.0 - Fx medial malleolus-clos (Approximate Flag)

Code Classification

  • Injury, poisoning and certain other consequences of external causes (S00–T98)
    • Injuries to the knee and lower leg (S80-S89)
      • Fracture of lower leg, including ankle (S82)

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

Information for Patients


Ankle Injuries and Disorders

Your ankle bone and the ends of your two lower leg bones make up the ankle joint. Your ligaments, which connect bones to one another, stabilize and support it. Your muscles and tendons move it.

The most common ankle problems are sprains and fractures. A sprain is an injury to the ligaments. It may take a few weeks to many months to heal completely. A fracture is a break in a bone. You can also injure other parts of the ankle such as tendons, which join muscles to bone, and cartilage, which cushions your joints. Ankle sprains and fractures are common sports injuries.


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Fractures

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.


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