2020 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code S72.9

Unspecified fracture of femur

    2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
  • S72.9 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 S72.9 became effective on October 1, 2019.
  • This is the American ICD-10-CM version of S72.9 - other international versions of ICD-10 S72.9 may differ.
Applicable To
  • Fracture of thigh NOS
  • Fracture of upper leg NOS
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 S72.9. 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.
  • fracture of hip NOS (
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code S72.00

    Fracture of unspecified part of neck of femur

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    Applicable To
    • Fracture of hip NOS
    • Fracture of neck of femur NOS
    S72.00-
    ,
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code S72.01

    Unspecified intracapsular fracture of femur

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    Applicable To
    • Subcapital fracture of femur
    S72.01-
    )
The following code(s) above S72.9 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 S72.9:
  • 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
  • S70-S79
    2020 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 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
  • A traumatic or pathologic injury to the femur in which the continuity of the femur is broken.
  • Breaks or rupture in bone situated between the hip and the knee, the femur.
  • Fractures of the femur.
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

Diagnosis Index entries containing back-references to S72.9:
  • 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 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    Applicable To
    • Abrasion NOS
    • Contusion NOS
    • Crush injury NOS
    • Fracture NOS
    • Skin injury NOS
    • Vascular injury NOS
    • Wound NOS

ICD-10-CM Codes Adjacent To S72.9
S72.8X9G …… subsequent encounter for closed fracture with delayed healing
S72.8X9H …… subsequent encounter for open fracture type I or II with delayed healing
S72.8X9J …… subsequent encounter for open fracture type IIIA, IIIB, or IIIC with delayed healing
S72.8X9K …… subsequent encounter for closed fracture with nonunion
S72.8X9M …… subsequent encounter for open fracture type I or II with nonunion
S72.8X9N …… subsequent encounter for open fracture type IIIA, IIIB, or IIIC with nonunion
S72.8X9P …… subsequent encounter for closed fracture with malunion
S72.8X9Q …… subsequent encounter for open fracture type I or II with malunion
S72.8X9R …… subsequent encounter for open fracture type IIIA, IIIB, or IIIC with malunion
S72.8X9S …… sequela
S72.9 Unspecified fracture of femur
S72.90 Unspecified fracture of unspecified femur
S72.90XA …… initial encounter for closed fracture
S72.90XB …… initial encounter for open fracture type I or II
S72.90XC …… initial encounter for open fracture type IIIA, IIIB, or IIIC
S72.90XD …… subsequent encounter for closed fracture with routine healing
S72.90XE …… subsequent encounter for open fracture type I or II with routine healing
S72.90XF …… subsequent encounter for open fracture type IIIA, IIIB, or IIIC with routine healing
S72.90XG …… subsequent encounter for closed fracture with delayed healing
S72.90XH …… subsequent encounter for open fracture type I or II with delayed healing
S72.90XJ …… subsequent encounter for open fracture type IIIA, IIIB, or IIIC with delayed healing

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