2021 ICD-10-CM Codes for Dislocation and sprain of joints and ligaments of head (S03)

Instructional Notations

Includes Includes
This note appears immediately under a three character code title to further define, or give examples of, the content of the category.

  • avulsion of joint (capsule) or ligament of head
  • laceration of cartilage, joint (capsule) or ligament of head
  • sprain of cartilage, joint (capsule) or ligament of head
  • traumatic hemarthrosis of joint or ligament of head
  • traumatic rupture of joint or ligament of head
  • traumatic subluxation of joint or ligament of head
  • traumatic tear of joint or ligament of head

Code Also Code Also
A "code also" note instructs that two codes may be required to fully describe a condition, but this note does not provide sequencing direction.

  • any associated open wound

Type 2 Excludes Type 2 Excludes
A type 2 excludes note represents "Not included here". An excludes2 note indicates that the condition excluded is not part of the condition represented by the code, but a patient may have both conditions at the same time. When an Excludes2 note appears under a code, it is acceptable to use both the code and the excluded code together, when appropriate.

  • Strain of muscle or tendon of head S09.1

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 each code from category S03

7th Character 7th Character
Indicates that a seventh character is to be assigned to codes in a subcategory.

  • A - initial encounter
  • D - subsequent encounter
  • S - sequela
    • ICD-10 Index

      • Injury, poisoning and certain other consequences of external causes (S00–T98)

        • Injuries to the head (S00-S09)

            • Dislocation and sprain of joints and ligaments of head (S03)
            • S03 - Dislocation and sprain of joints and ligaments of head NON-BILLABLE CODE
            • S03.0 - Dislocation of jaw NON-BILLABLE CODE
            • S03.00 - Dislocation of jaw, unspecified side NON-BILLABLE CODE
            • S03.00XA - Dislocation of jaw, unspecified side, initial encounter BILLABLE CODE
            • S03.00XD - Dislocation of jaw, unspecified side, subsequent encounter BILLABLE CODE
            • S03.00XS - Dislocation of jaw, unspecified side, sequela BILLABLE CODE
            • S03.01 - Dislocation of jaw, right side NON-BILLABLE CODE
            • S03.01XA - Dislocation of jaw, right side, initial encounter BILLABLE CODE
            • S03.01XD - Dislocation of jaw, right side, subsequent encounter BILLABLE CODE
            • S03.01XS - Dislocation of jaw, right side, sequela BILLABLE CODE
            • S03.02 - Dislocation of jaw, left side NON-BILLABLE CODE
            • S03.02XA - Dislocation of jaw, left side, initial encounter BILLABLE CODE
            • S03.02XD - Dislocation of jaw, left side, subsequent encounter BILLABLE CODE
            • S03.02XS - Dislocation of jaw, left side, sequela BILLABLE CODE
            • S03.03 - Dislocation of jaw, bilateral NON-BILLABLE CODE
            • S03.03XA - Dislocation of jaw, bilateral, initial encounter BILLABLE CODE
            • S03.03XD - Dislocation of jaw, bilateral, subsequent encounter BILLABLE CODE
            • S03.03XS - Dislocation of jaw, bilateral, sequela BILLABLE CODE
            • S03.1 - Dislocation of septal cartilage of nose NON-BILLABLE CODE
            • S03.1XXA - Dislocation of septal cartilage of nose, initial encounter BILLABLE CODE
            • S03.1XXD - Dislocation of septal cartilage of nose, subs encntr BILLABLE CODE
            • S03.1XXS - Dislocation of septal cartilage of nose, sequela BILLABLE CODE
            • S03.2 - Dislocation of tooth NON-BILLABLE CODE
            • S03.2XXA - Dislocation of tooth, initial encounter BILLABLE CODE
            • S03.2XXD - Dislocation of tooth, subsequent encounter BILLABLE CODE
            • S03.2XXS - Dislocation of tooth, sequela BILLABLE CODE
            • S03.4 - Sprain of jaw NON-BILLABLE CODE
            • S03.40 - Sprain of jaw, unspecified side NON-BILLABLE CODE
            • S03.40XA - Sprain of jaw, unspecified side, initial encounter BILLABLE CODE
            • S03.40XD - Sprain of jaw, unspecified side, subsequent encounter BILLABLE CODE
            • S03.40XS - Sprain of jaw, unspecified side, sequela BILLABLE CODE
            • S03.41 - Sprain of jaw, right side NON-BILLABLE CODE
            • S03.41XA - Sprain of jaw, right side, initial encounter BILLABLE CODE
            • S03.41XD - Sprain of jaw, right side, subsequent encounter BILLABLE CODE
            • S03.41XS - Sprain of jaw, right side, sequela BILLABLE CODE
            • S03.42 - Sprain of jaw, left side NON-BILLABLE CODE
            • S03.42XA - Sprain of jaw, left side, initial encounter BILLABLE CODE
            • S03.42XD - Sprain of jaw, left side, subsequent encounter BILLABLE CODE
            • S03.42XS - Sprain of jaw, left side, sequela BILLABLE CODE
            • S03.43 - Sprain of jaw, bilateral NON-BILLABLE CODE
            • S03.43XA - Sprain of jaw, bilateral, initial encounter BILLABLE CODE
            • S03.43XD - Sprain of jaw, bilateral, subsequent encounter BILLABLE CODE
            • S03.43XS - Sprain of jaw, bilateral, sequela BILLABLE CODE
            • S03.8 - Sprain of joints and ligaments of other parts of head NON-BILLABLE CODE
            • S03.8XXA - Sprain of joints and ligaments of oth prt head, init encntr BILLABLE CODE
            • S03.8XXD - Sprain of joints and ligaments of oth prt head, subs encntr BILLABLE CODE
            • S03.8XXS - Sprain of joints and ligaments of oth parts of head, sequela BILLABLE CODE
            • S03.9 - Sprain of joints and ligaments of unspecified parts of head NON-BILLABLE CODE
            • S03.9XXA - Sprain of joints and ligaments of unsp parts of head, init BILLABLE CODE
            • S03.9XXD - Sprain of joints and ligaments of unsp parts of head, subs BILLABLE CODE
            • S03.9XXS - Sprain of joints and ligaments of unsp parts of head, sqla BILLABLE CODE