2021 ICD-10-CM Code S92.20

Fracture of unspecified tarsal bone(s)

Version 2021
Non-Billable Code
Unspecified Code

Not Valid for Submission

S92.20 is a "header" nonspecific and non-billable diagnosis code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of fracture of unspecified tarsal bone(s). 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 S92.20 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:S92.20
Short Description:Fracture of unspecified tarsal bone(s)
Long Description:Fracture of unspecified tarsal bone(s)

Code Classification

Specific Coding for Fracture of unspecified tarsal bone(s)

Header codes like S92.20 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 fracture of unspecified tarsal bone(s):

  • S92.201 - Fracture of unspecified tarsal bone(s) of right foot
  • S92.201A - Fracture of unspecified tarsal bone(s) of right foot, initial encounter for closed fracture
  • S92.201B - Fracture of unspecified tarsal bone(s) of right foot, initial encounter for open fracture
  • S92.201D - Fracture of unspecified tarsal bone(s) of right foot, subsequent encounter for fracture with routine healing
  • S92.201G - Fracture of unspecified tarsal bone(s) of right foot, subsequent encounter for fracture with delayed healing
  • S92.201K - Fracture of unspecified tarsal bone(s) of right foot, subsequent encounter for fracture with nonunion
  • S92.201P - Fracture of unspecified tarsal bone(s) of right foot, subsequent encounter for fracture with malunion
  • S92.201S - Fracture of unspecified tarsal bone(s) of right foot, sequela
  • S92.202 - Fracture of unspecified tarsal bone(s) of left foot
  • S92.202A - Fracture of unspecified tarsal bone(s) of left foot, initial encounter for closed fracture
  • S92.202B - Fracture of unspecified tarsal bone(s) of left foot, initial encounter for open fracture
  • S92.202D - Fracture of unspecified tarsal bone(s) of left foot, subsequent encounter for fracture with routine healing
  • S92.202G - Fracture of unspecified tarsal bone(s) of left foot, subsequent encounter for fracture with delayed healing
  • S92.202K - Fracture of unspecified tarsal bone(s) of left foot, subsequent encounter for fracture with nonunion
  • S92.202P - Fracture of unspecified tarsal bone(s) of left foot, subsequent encounter for fracture with malunion
  • S92.202S - Fracture of unspecified tarsal bone(s) of left foot, sequela
  • S92.209 - Fracture of unspecified tarsal bone(s) of unspecified foot
  • S92.209A - Fracture of unspecified tarsal bone(s) of unspecified foot, initial encounter for closed fracture
  • S92.209B - Fracture of unspecified tarsal bone(s) of unspecified foot, initial encounter for open fracture
  • S92.209D - Fracture of unspecified tarsal bone(s) of unspecified foot, subsequent encounter for fracture with routine healing
  • S92.209G - Fracture of unspecified tarsal bone(s) of unspecified foot, subsequent encounter for fracture with delayed healing
  • S92.209K - Fracture of unspecified tarsal bone(s) of unspecified foot, subsequent encounter for fracture with nonunion
  • S92.209P - Fracture of unspecified tarsal bone(s) of unspecified foot, subsequent encounter for fracture with malunion
  • S92.209S - Fracture of unspecified tarsal bone(s) of unspecified foot, 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 S92.20 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)