ICD-10-CM Code S82.81

Torus fracture of upper end of fibula

Version 2020 Non-Billable Code

Not Valid for Submission

S82.81 is a "header" nonspecific and non-billable code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of torus fracture of upper end of fibula. The code is NOT valid for the year 2020 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions.

ICD-10:S82.81
Short Description:Torus fracture of upper end of fibula
Long Description:Torus fracture of upper end of fibula

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

  • S82.811 - Torus fracture of upper end of right fibula
  • S82.811A - Torus fracture of upper end of right fibula, initial encounter for closed fracture
  • S82.811D - Torus fracture of upper end of right fibula, subsequent encounter for fracture with routine healing
  • S82.811G - Torus fracture of upper end of right fibula, subsequent encounter for fracture with delayed healing
  • S82.811K - Torus fracture of upper end of right fibula, subsequent encounter for fracture with nonunion
  • S82.811P - Torus fracture of upper end of right fibula, subsequent encounter for fracture with malunion
  • S82.811S - Torus fracture of upper end of right fibula, sequela
  • S82.812 - Torus fracture of upper end of left fibula
  • S82.812A - Torus fracture of upper end of left fibula, initial encounter for closed fracture
  • S82.812D - Torus fracture of upper end of left fibula, subsequent encounter for fracture with routine healing
  • S82.812G - Torus fracture of upper end of left fibula, subsequent encounter for fracture with delayed healing
  • S82.812K - Torus fracture of upper end of left fibula, subsequent encounter for fracture with nonunion
  • S82.812P - Torus fracture of upper end of left fibula, subsequent encounter for fracture with malunion
  • S82.812S - Torus fracture of upper end of left fibula, sequela
  • S82.819 - Torus fracture of upper end of unspecified fibula
  • S82.819A - Torus fracture of upper end of unspecified fibula, initial encounter for closed fracture
  • S82.819D - Torus fracture of upper end of unspecified fibula, subsequent encounter for fracture with routine healing
  • S82.819G - Torus fracture of upper end of unspecified fibula, subsequent encounter for fracture with delayed healing
  • S82.819K - Torus fracture of upper end of unspecified fibula, subsequent encounter for fracture with nonunion
  • S82.819P - Torus fracture of upper end of unspecified fibula, subsequent encounter for fracture with malunion
  • S82.819S - Torus fracture of upper end 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 S82.81:

7th Character Note

7th Character Note
Certain ICD-10-CM categories have applicable 7th characters. The applicable 7th character is required for all codes within the category, or as the notes in the Tabular List instruct. The 7th character must always be the 7th character in the data field. If a code that requires a 7th character is not 6 characters, a placeholder X must be used to fill in the empty characters.
  • The appropriate 7th character is to be added to all codes in subcategory S82.81

7th Character

7th Character
Indicates that a seventh character is to be assigned to codes in a subcategory.
  • A - initial encounter for closed fracture
  • D - subsequent encounter for fracture with routine healing
  • G - subsequent encounter for fracture with delayed healing
  • K - subsequent encounter for fracture with nonunion
  • P - subsequent encounter for fracture with malunion
  • S - sequela

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 S82.81 are found in the index:


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


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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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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