ICD-10 Diagnosis Code S72.8X2G

Oth fracture of left femur, subs for clos fx w delay heal

Diagnosis Code S72.8X2G

ICD-10: S72.8X2G
Short Description: Oth fracture of left femur, subs for clos fx w delay heal
Long Description: Other fracture of left femur, subsequent encounter for closed fracture with delayed healing
This is the 2018 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code S72.8X2G

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Replaced Code Additional informationCallout TooltipReplaced Code
The National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) has published an update to the ICD-10-CM diagnosis codes which became effective October 1, 2017. This codes was replaced for the FY 2018 (October 1, 2017-September 30, 2018).

This code was replaced in the 2018 ICD-10 code set with the code(s) listed below.
  • M84.750G - Atypical femoral fracture, unspecified, 7thG
  • M84.751G - Incomplete atypical femoral fracture, right leg, 7thG
  • M84.752G - Incomplete atypical femoral fracture, left leg, 7thG
  • M84.753G - Incomplete atypical femoral fracture, unspecified leg, 7thG
  • M84.754G - Complete transverse atyp femoral fracture, right leg, 7thG
  • M84.755G - Complete transverse atyp femoral fracture, left leg, 7thG
  • M84.756G - Complete transverse atyp femoral fracture, unsp leg, 7thG
  • M84.757G - Complete oblique atypical femoral fracture, right leg, 7thG
  • M84.759G - Complete oblique atypical femoral fracture, unsp leg, 7thG

Code Classification
  • Injury, poisoning and certain other consequences of external causes (S00–T98)
    • Injuries to the hip and thigh (S70-S79)
      • Fracture of femur (S72)

Information for Patients


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

  • Intense pain
  • Deformity - the limb looks out of place
  • Swelling, bruising, or tenderness around the injury
  • Numbness and tingling
  • Problems moving a limb

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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Your legs are made up of bones, blood vessels, muscles, and other connective tissue. They are important for motion and standing. Playing sports, running, falling, or having an accident can damage your legs. Common leg injuries include sprains and strains, joint dislocations, and fractures.

These injuries can affect the entire leg, or just the foot, ankle, knee, or hip. Certain diseases also lead to leg problems. For example, knee osteoarthritis, common in older people, can cause pain and limited motion. Problems in your veins in your legs can lead to varicose veins or deep vein thrombosis.

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