2020 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code S52

Fracture of forearm

    2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
  • S52 should not be used for reimbursement purposes as there are multiple codes below it that contain a greater level of detail.
  • The 2020 edition of ICD-10-CM S52 became effective on October 1, 2019.
  • This is the American ICD-10-CM version of S52 - other international versions of ICD-10 S52 may differ.
Note
  • A fracture not indicated as displaced or nondisplaced should be coded to displaced
  • A fracture not indicated as open or closed should be coded to closed
  • The open fracture designations are based on the Gustilo open fracture classification
Type 1 Excludes
Type 1 Excludes Help
A type 1 excludes note is a pure excludes. It means "not coded here". A type 1 excludes note indicates that the code excluded should never be used at the same time as S52. A type 1 excludes note is for used for when two conditions cannot occur together, such as a congenital form versus an acquired form of the same condition.
  • traumatic amputation of forearm (
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code S58
    • S58 Traumatic amputation of elbow and forearm
      • S58.0 Traumatic amputation at elbow level
        • S58.01 Complete traumatic amputation at elbow level
          • S58.011 Complete traumatic amputation at elbow level,...
            • S58.011A Complete traumatic amputation at elbow level,...
            • S58.011D Complete traumatic amputation at elbow level,...
            • S58.011S Complete traumatic amputation at elbow level,...
          • S58.012 Complete traumatic amputation at elbow level,...
            • S58.012A Complete traumatic amputation at elbow level,...
            • S58.012D Complete traumatic amputation at elbow level,...
            • S58.012S Complete traumatic amputation at elbow level,...
          • S58.019 Complete traumatic amputation at elbow level,...
            • S58.019A Complete traumatic amputation at elbow level,...
            • S58.019D Complete traumatic amputation at elbow level,...
            • S58.019S Complete traumatic amputation at elbow level,...
        • S58.02 Partial traumatic amputation at elbow level
          • S58.021 Partial traumatic amputation at elbow level, ...
            • S58.021A Partial traumatic amputation at elbow level, ...
            • S58.021D Partial traumatic amputation at elbow level, ...
            • S58.021S Partial traumatic amputation at elbow level, ...
          • S58.022 Partial traumatic amputation at elbow level, ...
            • S58.022A Partial traumatic amputation at elbow level, ...
            • S58.022D Partial traumatic amputation at elbow level, ...
            • S58.022S Partial traumatic amputation at elbow level, ...
          • S58.029 Partial traumatic amputation at elbow level, ...
            • S58.029A Partial traumatic amputation at elbow level, ...
            • S58.029D Partial traumatic amputation at elbow level, ...
            • S58.029S Partial traumatic amputation at elbow level, ...
      • S58.1 Traumatic amputation at level between elbow a...
        • S58.11 Complete traumatic amputation at level betwee...
          • S58.111 Complete traumatic amputation at level betwee...
            • S58.111A Complete traumatic amputation at level betwee...
            • S58.111D Complete traumatic amputation at level betwee...
            • S58.111S Complete traumatic amputation at level betwee...
          • S58.112 Complete traumatic amputation at level betwee...
            • S58.112A Complete traumatic amputation at level betwee...
            • S58.112D Complete traumatic amputation at level betwee...
            • S58.112S Complete traumatic amputation at level betwee...
          • S58.119 Complete traumatic amputation at level betwee...
            • S58.119A Complete traumatic amputation at level betwee...
            • S58.119D Complete traumatic amputation at level betwee...
            • S58.119S Complete traumatic amputation at level betwee...
        • S58.12 Partial traumatic amputation at level between...
          • S58.121 Partial traumatic amputation at level between...
            • S58.121A Partial traumatic amputation at level between...
            • S58.121D Partial traumatic amputation at level between...
            • S58.121S Partial traumatic amputation at level between...
          • S58.122 Partial traumatic amputation at level between...
            • S58.122A Partial traumatic amputation at level between...
            • S58.122D Partial traumatic amputation at level between...
            • S58.122S Partial traumatic amputation at level between...
          • S58.129 Partial traumatic amputation at level between...
            • S58.129A Partial traumatic amputation at level between...
            • S58.129D Partial traumatic amputation at level between...
            • S58.129S Partial traumatic amputation at level between...
      • S58.9 Traumatic amputation of forearm, level unspec...
        • S58.91 Complete traumatic amputation of forearm, lev...
          • S58.911 Complete traumatic amputation of right forear...
            • S58.911A Complete traumatic amputation of right forear...
            • S58.911D Complete traumatic amputation of right forear...
            • S58.911S Complete traumatic amputation of right forear...
          • S58.912 Complete traumatic amputation of left forearm...
            • S58.912A Complete traumatic amputation of left forearm...
            • S58.912D Complete traumatic amputation of left forearm...
            • S58.912S Complete traumatic amputation of left forearm...
          • S58.919 Complete traumatic amputation of unspecified ...
            • S58.919A Complete traumatic amputation of unspecified ...
            • S58.919D Complete traumatic amputation of unspecified ...
            • S58.919S Complete traumatic amputation of unspecified ...
        • S58.92 Partial traumatic amputation of forearm, leve...
          • S58.921 Partial traumatic amputation of right forearm...
            • S58.921A Partial traumatic amputation of right forearm...
            • S58.921D Partial traumatic amputation of right forearm...
            • S58.921S Partial traumatic amputation of right forearm...
          • S58.922 Partial traumatic amputation of left forearm,...
            • S58.922A Partial traumatic amputation of left forearm,...
            • S58.922D Partial traumatic amputation of left forearm,...
            • S58.922S Partial traumatic amputation of left forearm,...
          • S58.929 Partial traumatic amputation of unspecified f...
            • S58.929A Partial traumatic amputation of unspecified f...
            • S58.929D Partial traumatic amputation of unspecified f...
            • S58.929S Partial traumatic amputation of unspecified f...
    S58.-
    )
Type 2 Excludes
Type 2 Excludes Help
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 (S52) and the excluded code together.
  • fracture at wrist and hand level (
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code S62
    • S62.0 Fracture of navicular [scaphoid] bone of wrist
    • S62.1 Fracture of other and unspecified carpal bone(s)
    • S62.2 Fracture of first metacarpal bone
    • S62.3 Fracture of other and unspecified metacarpal bone
    • S62.5 Fracture of thumb
    • S62.6 Fracture of other and unspecified finger(s)
    • S62.9 Unspecified fracture of wrist and hand
    S62.-
    )
The following code(s) above S52 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 S52:
  • S00-T88
    2020 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
  • S50-S59
    2020 ICD-10-CM Range S50-S59

    Injuries to the elbow and forearm

    Type 2 Excludes
    Injuries to the elbow and forearm
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
Code annotations containing back-references to S52:
  • Type 1 Excludes: S51
    , M84.3
    , M84.4
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code S51

    Open wound of elbow and forearm

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    Code Also
    • any associated wound infection
    Type 1 Excludes
    • open fracture of elbow and forearm (S52.- with open fracture 7th character)
    • traumatic amputation of elbow and forearm (S58.-)
    Type 2 Excludes
    • open wound of wrist and hand (S61.-)
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code M84.3

    Stress fracture

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    Applicable To
    • Fatigue fracture
    • March fracture
    • Stress fracture NOS
    • Stress reaction
    Type 1 Excludes
    Type 2 Excludes
    • personal history of (healed) stress (fatigue) fracture (Z87.312)
    • stress fracture of vertebra (M48.4-)
    Use Additional
    • external cause code(s) to identify the cause of the stress fracture
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code M84.4

    Pathological fracture, not elsewhere classified

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    Applicable To
    • Chronic fracture
    • Pathological fracture NOS
    Type 1 Excludes
    Type 2 Excludes
    • personal history of (healed) pathological fracture (Z87.311)
  • Type 2 Excludes: S62
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code S62

    Fracture at wrist and hand level

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    Note
    • A fracture not indicated as displaced or nondisplaced should be coded to displaced
    • A fracture not indicated as open or closed should be coded to closed
    Type 1 Excludes
    • traumatic amputation of wrist and hand (S68.-)
    Type 2 Excludes
    • fracture of distal parts of ulna and radius (S52.-)
ICD-10-CM Codes Adjacent To S52
S51.851D …… subsequent encounter
S51.851S …… sequela
S51.852 Open bite of left forearm
S51.852A …… initial encounter
S51.852D …… subsequent encounter
S51.852S …… sequela
S51.859 Open bite of unspecified forearm
S51.859A …… initial encounter
S51.859D …… subsequent encounter
S51.859S …… sequela
S52 Fracture of forearm
S52.0 Fracture of upper end of ulna
S52.00 Unspecified fracture of upper end of ulna
S52.001 Unspecified fracture of upper end of right ulna
S52.001A …… initial encounter for closed fracture
S52.001B …… initial encounter for open fracture type I or II
S52.001C …… initial encounter for open fracture type IIIA, IIIB, or IIIC
S52.001D …… subsequent encounter for closed fracture with routine healing
S52.001E …… subsequent encounter for open fracture type I or II with routine healing
S52.001F …… subsequent encounter for open fracture type IIIA, IIIB, or IIIC with routine healing
S52.001G …… subsequent encounter for closed fracture with delayed healing

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