ICD-10 Diagnosis Code S34.139A

Unspecified injury to sacral spinal cord, initial encounter

Diagnosis Code S34.139A

ICD-10: S34.139A
Short Description: Unspecified injury to sacral spinal cord, initial encounter
Long Description: Unspecified injury to sacral spinal cord, initial encounter
This is the 2018 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code S34.139A

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The code S34.139A is valid for submission for HIPAA-covered transactions.

Code Classification
  • Injury, poisoning and certain other consequences of external causes (S00–T98)
    • Injuries to the abdomen, lower back, lumbar spine, pelvis and external genitals (S30-S39)
      • Inj lower spinl cord and nrv at abd, low back and pelv level (S34)

Information for Medical Professionals

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  • Closed fracture of coccyx with spinal cord lesion
  • Closed fracture of sacrum AND/OR coccyx with spinal cord injury
  • Closed fracture of sacrum with spinal cord lesion
  • Closed fracture pelvis, coccyx
  • Closed fracture sacrum
  • Fracture of coccyx
  • Fracture of spine with spinal cord lesion
  • Fracture sacrum/coccyx with cord lesion
  • Laceration of back
  • Laceration of sacral cord
  • Laceration of spinal cord
  • Open fracture of sacrum AND/OR coccyx with spinal cord injury
  • Open fracture of sacrum with spinal cord lesion
  • Open fracture sacrum
  • Sacral cord injury without bony injury
  • Sacral spinal cord injury without bone injury
  • Traumatic injury of sacral spinal cord

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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