ICD-10 Diagnosis Code S24.112D

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

Diagnosis Code S24.112D

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

Valid for Submission
The code S24.112D 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

Diagnostic Related Groups
The diagnosis code S24.112D is grouped in the following Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG V35.0)


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The code S24.112D is exempt from POA reporting.

  • 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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