2021 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code S79.12

Salter-Harris Type II physeal fracture of lower end of femur

    2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
  • S79.12 should not be used for reimbursement purposes as there are multiple codes below it that contain a greater level of detail.
  • The 2021 edition of ICD-10-CM S79.12 became effective on October 1, 2020.
  • This is the American ICD-10-CM version of S79.12 - other international versions of ICD-10 S79.12 may differ.
The following code(s) above S79.12 contain annotation back-references
Annotation Back-References
In this context, annotation back-references refer to codes that contain:
  • Applicable To annotations, or
  • Code Also annotations, or
  • Code First annotations, or
  • Excludes1 annotations, or
  • Excludes2 annotations, or
  • Includes annotations, or
  • Note annotations, or
  • Use Additional annotations
that may be applicable to S79.12:
  • S00-T88
    2021 ICD-10-CM Range S00-T88

    Injury, poisoning and certain other consequences of external causes

    Note
    • Use secondary code(s) from Chapter 20, External causes of morbidity, to indicate cause of injury. Codes within the T section that include the external cause do not require an additional external cause code
    Type 1 Excludes
    Use Additional
    • code to identify any retained foreign body, if applicable (Z18.-)
    Injury, poisoning and certain other consequences of external causes
  • S70-S79
    2021 ICD-10-CM Range S70-S79

    Injuries to the hip and thigh

    Type 2 Excludes
    Injuries to the hip and thigh
  • S79
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code S79

    Other and unspecified injuries of hip and thigh

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    Note
    • A fracture not indicated as open or closed should be coded to closed
    Other and unspecified injuries of hip and thigh
Code History
  • 2016 (effective 10/1/2015): New code (first year of non-draft ICD-10-CM)
  • 2017 (effective 10/1/2016): No change
  • 2018 (effective 10/1/2017): No change
  • 2019 (effective 10/1/2018): No change
  • 2020 (effective 10/1/2019): No change
  • 2021 (effective 10/1/2020): No change

Diagnosis Index entries containing back-references to S79.12:
  • Fracture, traumatic (abduction) (adduction) (separation) T14.8
    - see also Fracture, pathological
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code T14.8

    Other injury of unspecified body region

      2016 2017 2018 - Converted to Parent Code 2019 2020 2021 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    Applicable To
    • Abrasion NOS
    • Contusion NOS
    • Crush injury NOS
    • Fracture NOS
    • Skin injury NOS
    • Vascular injury NOS
    • Wound NOS
    • femur, femoral S72.9-
      ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code S72.9-

      Unspecified fracture of femur

        2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
      Applicable To
      • Fracture of thigh NOS
      • Fracture of upper leg NOS
      Type 1 Excludes
      • lower end S72.40-
        ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code S72.40-

        Unspecified fracture of lower end of femur

          2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
        • physeal S79.10-
          ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code S79.10-

          Unspecified physeal fracture of lower end of femur

            2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code

ICD-10-CM Codes Adjacent To S79.12
S79.112K …… subsequent encounter for fracture with nonunion
S79.112P …… subsequent encounter for fracture with malunion
S79.112S …… sequela
S79.119 Salter-Harris Type I physeal fracture of lower end of unspecified femur
S79.119A …… initial encounter for closed fracture
S79.119D …… subsequent encounter for fracture with routine healing
S79.119G …… subsequent encounter for fracture with delayed healing
S79.119K …… subsequent encounter for fracture with nonunion
S79.119P …… subsequent encounter for fracture with malunion
S79.119S …… sequela
S79.12 Salter-Harris Type II physeal fracture of lower end of femur
S79.121 Salter-Harris Type II physeal fracture of lower end of right femur
S79.121A …… initial encounter for closed fracture
S79.121D …… subsequent encounter for fracture with routine healing
S79.121G …… subsequent encounter for fracture with delayed healing
S79.121K …… subsequent encounter for fracture with nonunion
S79.121P …… subsequent encounter for fracture with malunion
S79.121S …… sequela
S79.122 Salter-Harris Type II physeal fracture of lower end of left femur
S79.122A …… initial encounter for closed fracture
S79.122D …… subsequent encounter for fracture with routine healing

Reimbursement claims with a date of service on or after October 1, 2015 require the use of ICD-10-CM codes.