2021 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code S72.0

Fracture of head and neck of femur

    2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
  • S72.0 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 S72.0 became effective on October 1, 2020.
  • This is the American ICD-10-CM version of S72.0 - other international versions of ICD-10 S72.0 may differ.
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 (S72.0) and the excluded code together.
  • physeal fracture of upper end of femur (
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code S79.0

    Physeal fracture of upper end of femur

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    Type 1 Excludes
    • apophyseal fracture of upper end of femur (S72.13-)
    • nontraumatic slipped upper femoral epiphysis (M93.0-)
    S79.0-
    )
The following code(s) above S72.0 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 S72.0:
  • 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
  • S72
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code S72

    Fracture of femur

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 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
    • The open fracture designations are based on the Gustilo open fracture classification
    Type 1 Excludes
    • traumatic amputation of hip and thigh (S78.-)
    Type 2 Excludes
    • fracture of lower leg and ankle (S82.-)
    • fracture of foot (S92.-)
    • periprosthetic fracture of prosthetic implant of hip (M97.0-)
    Fracture of femur
Clinical Information
  • Fractures of the short, constricted portion of the thigh bone between the femur head and the trochanters. It excludes intertrochanteric fractures which are hip fractures.
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
Code annotations containing back-references to S72.0:
  • Type 2 Excludes: S32
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code S32

    Fracture of lumbar spine and pelvis

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    Code First
    • any associated spinal cord and spinal nerve injury (S34.-)
    Includes
    • fracture of lumbosacral neural arch
    • fracture of lumbosacral spinous process
    • fracture of lumbosacral transverse process
    • fracture of lumbosacral vertebra
    • fracture of lumbosacral vertebral arch
    Note
    • A fracture not indicated as displaced or nondisplaced should be coded to displaced
    • A fracture not indicated as opened or closed should be coded to closed
    Type 1 Excludes
    • transection of abdomen (S38.3)
    Type 2 Excludes

Diagnosis Index entries containing back-references to S72.0:
  • 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
      • basicervical S72.0 (basal)
    • basicervical S72.0 (basal) (femoral)

ICD-10-CM Codes Adjacent To S72.0
S71.151S …… sequela
S71.152 Open bite, left thigh
S71.152A …… initial encounter
S71.152D …… subsequent encounter
S71.152S …… sequela
S71.159 Open bite, unspecified thigh
S71.159A …… initial encounter
S71.159D …… subsequent encounter
S71.159S …… sequela
S72 Fracture of femur
S72.0 Fracture of head and neck of femur
S72.00 Fracture of unspecified part of neck of femur
S72.001 Fracture of unspecified part of neck of right femur
S72.001A …… initial encounter for closed fracture
S72.001B …… initial encounter for open fracture type I or II
S72.001C …… initial encounter for open fracture type IIIA, IIIB, or IIIC
S72.001D …… subsequent encounter for closed fracture with routine healing
S72.001E …… subsequent encounter for open fracture type I or II with routine healing
S72.001F …… subsequent encounter for open fracture type IIIA, IIIB, or IIIC with routine healing
S72.001G …… subsequent encounter for closed fracture with delayed healing
S72.001H …… subsequent encounter for open fracture type I or II with delayed healing

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