ICD-9 Code 733.82

Nonunion of fracture

Not Valid for Submission

733.82 is a legacy non-billable code used to specify a medical diagnosis of nonunion of fracture. This code was replaced on September 30, 2015 by its ICD-10 equivalent.

ICD-9: 733.82
Short Description:Nonunion of fracture
Long Description:Nonunion of fracture

Convert 733.82 to ICD-10

The following crosswalk between ICD-9 to ICD-10 is based based on the General Equivalence Mappings (GEMS) information:

  • S02.91XK - Unsp fracture of skull, subs encntr for fracture w nonunion
  • S02.92XK - Unsp fracture of facial bones, subs for fx w nonunion
  • S12.000K - Unsp disp fx of first cervcal vert, subs for fx w nonunion
  • S12.001K - Unsp nondisp fx of 1st cervcal vert, subs for fx w nonunion
  • S12.100K - Unsp disp fx of second cervcal vert, subs for fx w nonunion
  • S12.101K - Unsp nondisp fx of 2nd cervcal vert, subs for fx w nonunion
  • S12.200K - Unsp disp fx of third cervcal vert, subs for fx w nonunion
  • S12.201K - Unsp nondisp fx of 3rd cervcal vert, subs for fx w nonunion
  • S12.300K - Unsp disp fx of fourth cervcal vert, subs for fx w nonunion
  • S12.301K - Unsp nondisp fx of 4th cervcal vert, subs for fx w nonunion
  • S12.400K - Unsp disp fx of fifth cervcal vert, subs for fx w nonunion
  • S12.401K - Unsp nondisp fx of 5th cervcal vert, subs for fx w nonunion
  • S12.500K - Unsp disp fx of sixth cervcal vert, subs for fx w nonunion
  • S12.501K - Unsp nondisp fx of sixth cervcal vert, 7thK
  • S12.600K - Unsp disp fx of seventh cervcal vert, subs for fx w nonunion
  • S12.601K - Unsp nondisp fx of 7th cervcal vert, subs for fx w nonunion
  • S22.9XXK - Fracture of bony thorax, part unsp, subs for fx w nonunion
  • S32.9XXK - Fx unsp parts of lumbosacr spin & pelv, 7thK
  • S42.009K - Fx unsp part of unsp clavicle, subs for fx w nonunion
  • S42.209K - Unsp fx upper end of unsp humerus, subs for fx w nonunion
  • S42.90XK - Fx unsp shoulder girdle, part unsp, subs for fx w nonunion
  • S52.90XK - Unsp fracture of unsp forearm, subs for clos fx w nonunion
  • S52.90XM - Unsp fx unsp forearm, subs for opn fx type I/2 w nonunion
  • S52.90XN - Unsp fx unsp forearm, subs for opn fx type 3A/B/C w nonunion
  • S62.90XK - Unsp fracture of unsp wrist and hand, subs for fx w nonunion
  • S72.90XK - Unsp fracture of unsp femur, subs for clos fx w nonunion
  • S72.90XM - Unsp fx unsp femur, subs for opn fx type I/2 w nonunion
  • S72.90XN - Unsp fx unsp femur, subs for opn fx type 3A/B/C w nonunion
  • S82.90XK - Unsp fracture of unsp lower leg, subs for clos fx w nonunion
  • S82.90XM - Unsp fx unsp lower leg, subs for opn fx type I/2 w nonunion
  • S82.90XN - Unsp fx unsp low leg, subs for opn fx type 3A/B/C w nonunion
  • S92.909K - Unsp fracture of unsp foot, subs for fx w nonunion
  • S92.919K - Unsp fracture of unsp toe(s), subs for fx w nonunion

Code Classification

  • Diseases of the musculoskeletal system and connective tissue (710–739)
    • Osteopathies, chondropathies, and acquired musculoskeletal deformities (730-739)
      • 733 Other disorders of bone and cartilage

Information for Medical Professionals

Index to Diseases and Injuries

References found for the code 733.82 in the Index of Diseases and Injuries:


Information for Patients


Fractures

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

  • Out-of-place or misshapen limb or joint
  • Swelling, bruising or bleeding
  • Intense pain
  • Numbness and tingling
  • Limited mobility or inability to move a limb

You need to get medical care right away for any fracture. 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.

  • Ankle fracture - aftercare
  • Broken bone
  • Broken collarbone - aftercare
  • Closed reduction of a fractured bone
  • Closed reduction of a fractured bone - aftercare
  • Hand fracture - aftercare
  • Hardware removal - extremity
  • Metatarsal fracture (acute) - aftercare
  • Metatarsal stress fractures - aftercare
  • Nasal fracture - aftercare
  • Pin care
  • Radial head fracture - aftercare
  • What Are Growth Plate Injuries? - NIH (National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases)
  • X-ray - skeleton

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ICD-9 Footnotes

General Equivalence Map Definitions
The ICD-9 and ICD-10 GEMs are used to facilitate linking between the diagnosis codes in ICD-9-CM and the new ICD-10-CM code set. The GEMs are the raw material from which providers, health information vendors and payers can derive specific applied mappings to meet their needs.

  • Approximate Flag - The approximate flag is on, indicating that the relationship between the code in the source system and the code in the target system is an approximate equivalent.
  • No Map Flag - The no map flag indicates that a code in the source system is not linked to any code in the target system.
  • Combination Flag - The combination flag indicates that more than one code in the target system is required to satisfy the full equivalent meaning of a code in the source system.

Index of Diseases and Injuries Definitions

  • And - The word "and" should be interpreted to mean either "and" or "or" when it appears in a title.
  • Code also note - A "code also" note instructs that two codes may be required to fully describe a condition, but this note does not provide sequencing direction.
  • Code first - Certain conditions have both an underlying etiology and multiple body system manifestations due to the underlying etiology. For such conditions, the ICD-10-CM has a coding convention that requires the underlying condition be sequenced first followed by the manifestation. Wherever such a combination exists, there is a "use additional code" note at the etiology code, and a "code first" note at the manifestation code. These instructional notes indicate the proper sequencing order of the codes, etiology followed by manifestation.
  • Type 1 Excludes Notes - A type 1 Excludes note is a pure excludes note. It means "NOT CODED HERE!" An Excludes1 note indicates that the code excluded should never be used at the same time as the code above the Excludes1 note. An Excludes1 is used when two conditions cannot occur together, such as a congenital form versus an acquired form of the same condition.
  • Type 2 Excludes Notes - 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.
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  • NEC "Not elsewhere classifiable" - This abbreviation in the Alphabetic Index represents "other specified". When a specific code is not available for a condition, the Alphabetic Index directs the coder to the "other specified” code in the Tabular List.
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  • 7th Characters - 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.
  • With - The word "with" should be interpreted to mean "associated with" or "due to" when it appears in a code title, the Alphabetic Index, or an instructional note in the Tabular List. The word "with" in the Alphabetic Index is sequenced immediately following the main term, not in alphabetical order.