2021 ICD-10-CM Code S82.6

Fracture of lateral malleolus

Version 2021
Non-Billable Code

Not Valid for Submission

S82.6 is a "header" nonspecific and non-billable diagnosis code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of fracture of lateral malleolus. 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.

ICD-10:S82.6
Short Description:Fracture of lateral malleolus
Long Description:Fracture of lateral malleolus

Code Classification

Specific Coding for Fracture of lateral malleolus

Header codes like S82.6 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 fracture of lateral malleolus:

  • S82.61 - Displaced fracture of lateral malleolus of right fibula
  • S82.61XA - Displaced fracture of lateral malleolus of right fibula, initial encounter for closed fracture
  • S82.61XB - Displaced fracture of lateral malleolus of right fibula, initial encounter for open fracture type I or II
  • S82.61XC - Displaced fracture of lateral malleolus of right fibula, initial encounter for open fracture type IIIA, IIIB, or IIIC
  • S82.61XD - Displaced fracture of lateral malleolus of right fibula, subsequent encounter for closed fracture with routine healing
  • S82.61XE - Displaced fracture of lateral malleolus of right fibula, subsequent encounter for open fracture type I or II with routine healing
  • S82.61XF - Displaced fracture of lateral malleolus of right fibula, subsequent encounter for open fracture type IIIA, IIIB, or IIIC with routine healing
  • S82.61XG - Displaced fracture of lateral malleolus of right fibula, subsequent encounter for closed fracture with delayed healing
  • S82.61XH - Displaced fracture of lateral malleolus of right fibula, subsequent encounter for open fracture type I or II with delayed healing
  • S82.61XJ - Displaced fracture of lateral malleolus of right fibula, subsequent encounter for open fracture type IIIA, IIIB, or IIIC with delayed healing
  • S82.61XK - Displaced fracture of lateral malleolus of right fibula, subsequent encounter for closed fracture with nonunion
  • S82.61XM - Displaced fracture of lateral malleolus of right fibula, subsequent encounter for open fracture type I or II with nonunion
  • S82.61XN - Displaced fracture of lateral malleolus of right fibula, subsequent encounter for open fracture type IIIA, IIIB, or IIIC with nonunion
  • S82.61XP - Displaced fracture of lateral malleolus of right fibula, subsequent encounter for closed fracture with malunion
  • S82.61XQ - Displaced fracture of lateral malleolus of right fibula, subsequent encounter for open fracture type I or II with malunion
  • S82.61XR - Displaced fracture of lateral malleolus of right fibula, subsequent encounter for open fracture type IIIA, IIIB, or IIIC with malunion
  • S82.61XS - Displaced fracture of lateral malleolus of right fibula, sequela
  • S82.62 - Displaced fracture of lateral malleolus of left fibula
  • S82.62XA - Displaced fracture of lateral malleolus of left fibula, initial encounter for closed fracture
  • S82.62XB - Displaced fracture of lateral malleolus of left fibula, initial encounter for open fracture type I or II
  • S82.62XC - Displaced fracture of lateral malleolus of left fibula, initial encounter for open fracture type IIIA, IIIB, or IIIC
  • S82.62XD - Displaced fracture of lateral malleolus of left fibula, subsequent encounter for closed fracture with routine healing
  • S82.62XE - Displaced fracture of lateral malleolus of left fibula, subsequent encounter for open fracture type I or II with routine healing
  • S82.62XF - Displaced fracture of lateral malleolus of left fibula, subsequent encounter for open fracture type IIIA, IIIB, or IIIC with routine healing
  • S82.62XG - Displaced fracture of lateral malleolus of left fibula, subsequent encounter for closed fracture with delayed healing
  • S82.62XH - Displaced fracture of lateral malleolus of left fibula, subsequent encounter for open fracture type I or II with delayed healing
  • S82.62XJ - Displaced fracture of lateral malleolus of left fibula, subsequent encounter for open fracture type IIIA, IIIB, or IIIC with delayed healing
  • S82.62XK - Displaced fracture of lateral malleolus of left fibula, subsequent encounter for closed fracture with nonunion
  • S82.62XM - Displaced fracture of lateral malleolus of left fibula, subsequent encounter for open fracture type I or II with nonunion
  • S82.62XN - Displaced fracture of lateral malleolus of left fibula, subsequent encounter for open fracture type IIIA, IIIB, or IIIC with nonunion
  • S82.62XP - Displaced fracture of lateral malleolus of left fibula, subsequent encounter for closed fracture with malunion
  • S82.62XQ - Displaced fracture of lateral malleolus of left fibula, subsequent encounter for open fracture type I or II with malunion
  • S82.62XR - Displaced fracture of lateral malleolus of left fibula, subsequent encounter for open fracture type IIIA, IIIB, or IIIC with malunion
  • S82.62XS - Displaced fracture of lateral malleolus of left fibula, sequela
  • S82.63 - Displaced fracture of lateral malleolus of unspecified fibula
  • S82.63XA - Displaced fracture of lateral malleolus of unspecified fibula, initial encounter for closed fracture
  • S82.63XB - Displaced fracture of lateral malleolus of unspecified fibula, initial encounter for open fracture type I or II
  • S82.63XC - Displaced fracture of lateral malleolus of unspecified fibula, initial encounter for open fracture type IIIA, IIIB, or IIIC
  • S82.63XD - Displaced fracture of lateral malleolus of unspecified fibula, subsequent encounter for closed fracture with routine healing
  • S82.63XE - Displaced fracture of lateral malleolus of unspecified fibula, subsequent encounter for open fracture type I or II with routine healing
  • S82.63XF - Displaced fracture of lateral malleolus of unspecified fibula, subsequent encounter for open fracture type IIIA, IIIB, or IIIC with routine healing
  • S82.63XG - Displaced fracture of lateral malleolus of unspecified fibula, subsequent encounter for closed fracture with delayed healing
  • S82.63XH - Displaced fracture of lateral malleolus of unspecified fibula, subsequent encounter for open fracture type I or II with delayed healing
  • S82.63XJ - Displaced fracture of lateral malleolus of unspecified fibula, subsequent encounter for open fracture type IIIA, IIIB, or IIIC with delayed healing
  • S82.63XK - Displaced fracture of lateral malleolus of unspecified fibula, subsequent encounter for closed fracture with nonunion
  • S82.63XM - Displaced fracture of lateral malleolus of unspecified fibula, subsequent encounter for open fracture type I or II with nonunion
  • S82.63XN - Displaced fracture of lateral malleolus of unspecified fibula, subsequent encounter for open fracture type IIIA, IIIB, or IIIC with nonunion
  • S82.63XP - Displaced fracture of lateral malleolus of unspecified fibula, subsequent encounter for closed fracture with malunion
  • S82.63XQ - Displaced fracture of lateral malleolus of unspecified fibula, subsequent encounter for open fracture type I or II with malunion
  • S82.63XR - Displaced fracture of lateral malleolus of unspecified fibula, subsequent encounter for open fracture type IIIA, IIIB, or IIIC with malunion
  • S82.63XS - Displaced fracture of lateral malleolus of unspecified fibula, sequela
  • S82.64 - Nondisplaced fracture of lateral malleolus of right fibula
  • S82.64XA - Nondisplaced fracture of lateral malleolus of right fibula, initial encounter for closed fracture
  • S82.64XB - Nondisplaced fracture of lateral malleolus of right fibula, initial encounter for open fracture type I or II
  • S82.64XC - Nondisplaced fracture of lateral malleolus of right fibula, initial encounter for open fracture type IIIA, IIIB, or IIIC
  • S82.64XD - Nondisplaced fracture of lateral malleolus of right fibula, subsequent encounter for closed fracture with routine healing
  • S82.64XE - Nondisplaced fracture of lateral malleolus of right fibula, subsequent encounter for open fracture type I or II with routine healing
  • S82.64XF - Nondisplaced fracture of lateral malleolus of right fibula, subsequent encounter for open fracture type IIIA, IIIB, or IIIC with routine healing
  • S82.64XG - Nondisplaced fracture of lateral malleolus of right fibula, subsequent encounter for closed fracture with delayed healing
  • S82.64XH - Nondisplaced fracture of lateral malleolus of right fibula, subsequent encounter for open fracture type I or II with delayed healing
  • S82.64XJ - Nondisplaced fracture of lateral malleolus of right fibula, subsequent encounter for open fracture type IIIA, IIIB, or IIIC with delayed healing
  • S82.64XK - Nondisplaced fracture of lateral malleolus of right fibula, subsequent encounter for closed fracture with nonunion
  • S82.64XM - Nondisplaced fracture of lateral malleolus of right fibula, subsequent encounter for open fracture type I or II with nonunion
  • S82.64XN - Nondisplaced fracture of lateral malleolus of right fibula, subsequent encounter for open fracture type IIIA, IIIB, or IIIC with nonunion
  • S82.64XP - Nondisplaced fracture of lateral malleolus of right fibula, subsequent encounter for closed fracture with malunion
  • S82.64XQ - Nondisplaced fracture of lateral malleolus of right fibula, subsequent encounter for open fracture type I or II with malunion
  • S82.64XR - Nondisplaced fracture of lateral malleolus of right fibula, subsequent encounter for open fracture type IIIA, IIIB, or IIIC with malunion
  • S82.64XS - Nondisplaced fracture of lateral malleolus of right fibula, sequela
  • S82.65 - Nondisplaced fracture of lateral malleolus of left fibula
  • S82.65XA - Nondisplaced fracture of lateral malleolus of left fibula, initial encounter for closed fracture
  • S82.65XB - Nondisplaced fracture of lateral malleolus of left fibula, initial encounter for open fracture type I or II
  • S82.65XC - Nondisplaced fracture of lateral malleolus of left fibula, initial encounter for open fracture type IIIA, IIIB, or IIIC
  • S82.65XD - Nondisplaced fracture of lateral malleolus of left fibula, subsequent encounter for closed fracture with routine healing
  • S82.65XE - Nondisplaced fracture of lateral malleolus of left fibula, subsequent encounter for open fracture type I or II with routine healing
  • S82.65XF - Nondisplaced fracture of lateral malleolus of left fibula, subsequent encounter for open fracture type IIIA, IIIB, or IIIC with routine healing
  • S82.65XG - Nondisplaced fracture of lateral malleolus of left fibula, subsequent encounter for closed fracture with delayed healing
  • S82.65XH - Nondisplaced fracture of lateral malleolus of left fibula, subsequent encounter for open fracture type I or II with delayed healing
  • S82.65XJ - Nondisplaced fracture of lateral malleolus of left fibula, subsequent encounter for open fracture type IIIA, IIIB, or IIIC with delayed healing
  • S82.65XK - Nondisplaced fracture of lateral malleolus of left fibula, subsequent encounter for closed fracture with nonunion
  • S82.65XM - Nondisplaced fracture of lateral malleolus of left fibula, subsequent encounter for open fracture type I or II with nonunion
  • S82.65XN - Nondisplaced fracture of lateral malleolus of left fibula, subsequent encounter for open fracture type IIIA, IIIB, or IIIC with nonunion
  • S82.65XP - Nondisplaced fracture of lateral malleolus of left fibula, subsequent encounter for closed fracture with malunion
  • S82.65XQ - Nondisplaced fracture of lateral malleolus of left fibula, subsequent encounter for open fracture type I or II with malunion
  • S82.65XR - Nondisplaced fracture of lateral malleolus of left fibula, subsequent encounter for open fracture type IIIA, IIIB, or IIIC with malunion
  • S82.65XS - Nondisplaced fracture of lateral malleolus of left fibula, sequela
  • S82.66 - Nondisplaced fracture of lateral malleolus of unspecified fibula
  • S82.66XA - Nondisplaced fracture of lateral malleolus of unspecified fibula, initial encounter for closed fracture
  • S82.66XB - Nondisplaced fracture of lateral malleolus of unspecified fibula, initial encounter for open fracture type I or II
  • S82.66XC - Nondisplaced fracture of lateral malleolus of unspecified fibula, initial encounter for open fracture type IIIA, IIIB, or IIIC
  • S82.66XD - Nondisplaced fracture of lateral malleolus of unspecified fibula, subsequent encounter for closed fracture with routine healing
  • S82.66XE - Nondisplaced fracture of lateral malleolus of unspecified fibula, subsequent encounter for open fracture type I or II with routine healing
  • S82.66XF - Nondisplaced fracture of lateral malleolus of unspecified fibula, subsequent encounter for open fracture type IIIA, IIIB, or IIIC with routine healing
  • S82.66XG - Nondisplaced fracture of lateral malleolus of unspecified fibula, subsequent encounter for closed fracture with delayed healing
  • S82.66XH - Nondisplaced fracture of lateral malleolus of unspecified fibula, subsequent encounter for open fracture type I or II with delayed healing
  • S82.66XJ - Nondisplaced fracture of lateral malleolus of unspecified fibula, subsequent encounter for open fracture type IIIA, IIIB, or IIIC with delayed healing
  • S82.66XK - Nondisplaced fracture of lateral malleolus of unspecified fibula, subsequent encounter for closed fracture with nonunion
  • S82.66XM - Nondisplaced fracture of lateral malleolus of unspecified fibula, subsequent encounter for open fracture type I or II with nonunion
  • S82.66XN - Nondisplaced fracture of lateral malleolus of unspecified fibula, subsequent encounter for open fracture type IIIA, IIIB, or IIIC with nonunion
  • S82.66XP - Nondisplaced fracture of lateral malleolus of unspecified fibula, subsequent encounter for closed fracture with malunion
  • S82.66XQ - Nondisplaced fracture of lateral malleolus of unspecified fibula, subsequent encounter for open fracture type I or II with malunion
  • S82.66XR - Nondisplaced fracture of lateral malleolus of unspecified fibula, subsequent encounter for open fracture type IIIA, IIIB, or IIIC with malunion
  • S82.66XS - Nondisplaced fracture of lateral malleolus of unspecified fibula, 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 S82.6:


Type 1 Excludes

Type 1 Excludes
A type 1 excludes note is a pure excludes note. It means "NOT CODED HERE!" An Excludes1 note indicates that the code excluded should never be used at the same time as the code above the Excludes1 note. An Excludes1 is used when two conditions cannot occur together, such as a congenital form versus an acquired form of the same condition.

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 S82.6 are found in the index:

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

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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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)