2021 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code S53.031A

Nursemaid's elbow, right elbow, initial encounter

    2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 Billable/Specific Code
  • S53.031A is a billable/specific ICD-10-CM code that can be used to indicate a diagnosis for reimbursement purposes.
  • The 2021 edition of ICD-10-CM S53.031A became effective on October 1, 2020.
  • This is the American ICD-10-CM version of S53.031A - other international versions of ICD-10 S53.031A may differ.
The following code(s) above S53.031A 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 S53.031A:
  • 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
  • S50-S59
    2021 ICD-10-CM Range S50-S59

    Injuries to the elbow and forearm

    Type 2 Excludes
    Injuries to the elbow and forearm
  • S53
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code S53

    Dislocation and sprain of joints and ligaments of elbow

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    Code Also
    • any associated open wound
    Includes
    • avulsion of joint or ligament of elbow
    • laceration of cartilage, joint or ligament of elbow
    • sprain of cartilage, joint or ligament of elbow
    • traumatic hemarthrosis of joint or ligament of elbow
    • traumatic rupture of joint or ligament of elbow
    • traumatic subluxation of joint or ligament of elbow
    • traumatic tear of joint or ligament of elbow
    Type 2 Excludes
    • strain of muscle, fascia and tendon at forearm level (S56.-)
    Dislocation and sprain of joints and ligaments of elbow
  • S53.0
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code S53.0

    Subluxation and dislocation of radial head

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    Applicable To
    • Dislocation of radiohumeral joint
    • Subluxation of radiohumeral joint
    Type 1 Excludes
    • Monteggia's fracture-dislocation (S52.27-)
    Subluxation and dislocation of radial head
Approximate Synonyms
  • Right nursemaids elbow
ICD-10-CM S53.031A is grouped within Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG v38.0):
  • 562 Fracture, sprain, strain and dislocation except femur, hip, pelvis and thigh with mcc
  • 563 Fracture, sprain, strain and dislocation except femur, hip, pelvis and thigh without mcc
  • 963 Other multiple significant trauma with mcc
  • 964 Other multiple significant trauma with cc
  • 965 Other multiple significant trauma without cc/mcc

Convert S53.031A to ICD-9-CM

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
ICD-10-CM Codes Adjacent To S53.031A
S53.025 Posterior dislocation of left radial head
S53.025A …… initial encounter
S53.025D …… subsequent encounter
S53.025S …… sequela
S53.026 Posterior dislocation of unspecified radial head
S53.026A …… initial encounter
S53.026D …… subsequent encounter
S53.026S …… sequela
S53.03 Nursemaid's elbow
S53.031 Nursemaid's elbow, right elbow
S53.031A …… initial encounter
S53.031D …… subsequent encounter
S53.031S …… sequela
S53.032 Nursemaid's elbow, left elbow
S53.032A …… initial encounter
S53.032D …… subsequent encounter
S53.032S …… sequela
S53.033 Nursemaid's elbow, unspecified elbow
S53.033A …… initial encounter
S53.033D …… subsequent encounter
S53.033S …… sequela

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