2019 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code S23

Dislocation and sprain of joints and ligaments of thorax

    2016 2017 2018 2019 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
  • S23 should not be used for reimbursement purposes as there are multiple codes below it that contain a greater level of detail.
  • The 2019 edition of ICD-10-CM S23 became effective on October 1, 2018.
  • This is the American ICD-10-CM version of S23 - other international versions of ICD-10 S23 may differ.
Code Also
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A code also note instructs that 2 codes may be required to fully describe a condition but the sequencing of the two codes is discretionary, depending on the severity of the conditions and the reason for the encounter.
  • any associated open wound
Type 2 Excludes
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A type 2 excludes note represents "not included here". A type 2 excludes note indicates that the condition excluded is not part of the condition it is excluded from but a patient may have both conditions at the same time. When a type 2 excludes note appears under a code it is acceptable to use both the code (S23) and the excluded code together.
  • dislocation, sprain of sternoclavicular joint (
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code S43.2

    Subluxation and dislocation of sternoclavicular joint

      2016 2017 2018 2019 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    S43.2
    ,
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code S43.6

    Sprain of sternoclavicular joint

      2016 2017 2018 2019 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    S43.6
    )
  • strain of muscle or tendon of thorax (
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code S29.01

    Strain of muscle and tendon of thorax

      2016 2017 2018 2019 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    S29.01-
    )
Includes
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"Includes" further defines, or give examples of, the content of the code or category.
  • avulsion of joint or ligament of thorax
  • laceration of cartilage, joint or ligament of thorax
  • sprain of cartilage, joint or ligament of thorax
  • traumatic hemarthrosis of joint or ligament of thorax
  • traumatic rupture of joint or ligament of thorax
  • traumatic subluxation of joint or ligament of thorax
  • traumatic tear of joint or ligament of thorax
The following code(s) above S23 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 S23:
  • S00-T88
    2019 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
  • S20-S29
    2019 ICD-10-CM Range S20-S29

    Injuries to the thorax

    Includes
    • injuries of breast
    • injuries of chest (wall)
    • injuries of interscapular area
    Type 2 Excludes
    • burns and corrosions (T20-T32)
    • effects of foreign body in bronchus (T17.5)
    • effects of foreign body in esophagus (T18.1)
    • effects of foreign body in lung (T17.8)
    • effects of foreign body in trachea (T17.4)
    • frostbite (T33-T34)
    • injuries of axilla
    • injuries of clavicle
    • injuries of scapular region
    • injuries of shoulder
    • insect bite or sting, venomous (T63.4)
    Injuries to the thorax
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
ICD-10-CM Codes Adjacent To S23
S22.5XXG …… subsequent encounter for fracture with delayed healing
S22.5XXK …… subsequent encounter for fracture with nonunion
S22.5XXS …… sequela
S22.9 Fracture of bony thorax, part unspecified
S22.9XXA …… initial encounter for closed fracture
S22.9XXB …… initial encounter for open fracture
S22.9XXD …… subsequent encounter for fracture with routine healing
S22.9XXG …… subsequent encounter for fracture with delayed healing
S22.9XXK …… subsequent encounter for fracture with nonunion
S22.9XXS …… sequela
S23 Dislocation and sprain of joints and ligaments of thorax
S23.0 Traumatic rupture of thoracic intervertebral disc
S23.0XXA …… initial encounter
S23.0XXD …… subsequent encounter
S23.0XXS …… sequela
S23.1 Subluxation and dislocation of thoracic vertebra
S23.10 Subluxation and dislocation of unspecified thoracic vertebra
S23.100 Subluxation of unspecified thoracic vertebra
S23.100A …… initial encounter
S23.100D …… subsequent encounter
S23.100S …… sequela

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