ICD-10 Diagnosis Code S24.112A

Complete lesion at T2-T6 level of thoracic spinal cord, init

Diagnosis Code S24.112A

ICD-10: S24.112A
Short Description: Complete lesion at T2-T6 level of thoracic spinal cord, init
Long Description: Complete lesion at T2-T6 level of thoracic spinal cord, initial encounter
This is the 2018 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code S24.112A

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The code S24.112A is valid for submission for HIPAA-covered transactions.

Code Classification
  • Injury, poisoning and certain other consequences of external causes (S00–T98)
    • Injuries to the thorax (S20-S29)
      • Injury of nerves and spinal cord at thorax level (S24)

Information for Medical Professionals

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  • Complete spinal cord injury at T1-T6 level
  • Complete thoracic cord injury, without bony injury, T1-6
  • Injury at T1-T6 level with complete lesion of spinal cord AND without bone injury
  • Open fracture of T1-T6 level with spinal cord injury
  • Open spinal fracture with complete thoracic cord lesion, T1-6
  • Thoracic cord injury without spinal bone injury

Information for Patients

Spinal Cord Injuries

Your spinal cord is a bundle of nerves that runs down the middle of your back. It carries signals back and forth between your body and your brain. A spinal cord injury disrupts the signals. Spinal cord injuries usually begin with a blow that fractures or dislocates your vertebrae, the bone disks that make up your spine. Most injuries don't cut through your spinal cord. Instead, they cause damage when pieces of vertebrae tear into cord tissue or press down on the nerve parts that carry signals.

Spinal cord injuries can be complete or incomplete. With a complete spinal cord injury, the cord can't send signals below the level of the injury. As a result, you are paralyzed below the injury. With an incomplete injury, you have some movement and sensation below the injury.

A spinal cord injury is a medical emergency. Immediate treatment can reduce long-term effects. Treatments may include medicines, braces or traction to stabilize the spine, and surgery. Later treatment usually includes medicines and rehabilitation therapy. Mobility aids and assistive devices may help you to get around and do some daily tasks.

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