2021 ICD-10-CM Code S89.03

Salter-Harris Type III physeal fracture of upper end of tibia

Version 2021
Non-Billable Code

Not Valid for Submission

S89.03 is a "header" nonspecific and non-billable diagnosis code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of salter-harris type iii physeal fracture of upper end 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.

ICD-10:S89.03
Short Description:Sltr-haris Type III physeal fracture of upper end of tibia
Long Description:Salter-Harris Type III physeal fracture of upper end of tibia

Code Classification

Specific Coding for Sltr-haris Type III physeal fracture of upper end of tibia

Header codes like S89.03 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 sltr-haris type iii physeal fracture of upper end of tibia:

  • S89.031 - Salter-Harris Type III physeal fracture of upper end of right tibia
  • S89.031A - Salter-Harris Type III physeal fracture of upper end of right tibia, initial encounter for closed fracture
  • S89.031D - Salter-Harris Type III physeal fracture of upper end of right tibia, subsequent encounter for fracture with routine healing
  • S89.031G - Salter-Harris Type III physeal fracture of upper end of right tibia, subsequent encounter for fracture with delayed healing
  • S89.031K - Salter-Harris Type III physeal fracture of upper end of right tibia, subsequent encounter for fracture with nonunion
  • S89.031P - Salter-Harris Type III physeal fracture of upper end of right tibia, subsequent encounter for fracture with malunion
  • S89.031S - Salter-Harris Type III physeal fracture of upper end of right tibia, sequela
  • S89.032 - Salter-Harris Type III physeal fracture of upper end of left tibia
  • S89.032A - Salter-Harris Type III physeal fracture of upper end of left tibia, initial encounter for closed fracture
  • S89.032D - Salter-Harris Type III physeal fracture of upper end of left tibia, subsequent encounter for fracture with routine healing
  • S89.032G - Salter-Harris Type III physeal fracture of upper end of left tibia, subsequent encounter for fracture with delayed healing
  • S89.032K - Salter-Harris Type III physeal fracture of upper end of left tibia, subsequent encounter for fracture with nonunion
  • S89.032P - Salter-Harris Type III physeal fracture of upper end of left tibia, subsequent encounter for fracture with malunion
  • S89.032S - Salter-Harris Type III physeal fracture of upper end of left tibia, sequela
  • S89.039 - Salter-Harris Type III physeal fracture of upper end of unspecified tibia
  • S89.039A - Salter-Harris Type III physeal fracture of upper end of unspecified tibia, initial encounter for closed fracture
  • S89.039D - Salter-Harris Type III physeal fracture of upper end of unspecified tibia, subsequent encounter for fracture with routine healing
  • S89.039G - Salter-Harris Type III physeal fracture of upper end of unspecified tibia, subsequent encounter for fracture with delayed healing
  • S89.039K - Salter-Harris Type III physeal fracture of upper end of unspecified tibia, subsequent encounter for fracture with nonunion
  • S89.039P - Salter-Harris Type III physeal fracture of upper end of unspecified tibia, subsequent encounter for fracture with malunion
  • S89.039S - Salter-Harris Type III physeal fracture of upper end of unspecified tibia, 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 S89.03 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)