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Distal radius fracture

  1. #1
    New Orleans
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    Can someone tell me what is the ICD 10 code for a distal radius fracture?

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    Distal means lower end. You should look at Chapter 19 in the lower end of radius section.

    Good luck

  3. Default
    The Code Set S52.5 is for Fracture of the Lower End/Distal Radius, and covers a variety of different fracture types of the distal radius, so choose carefully. Also, look at the documentation to see if there is also an associated fracture of the Lower End/Distal Ulna (S52.6 Code Set), as fractures of both is common, but there are no codes for/including fractures of both, and each has to be identified and coded separately. These Exclude(2) Epiphyseal fractures of the Distal Radius (S59.2) and Distal Ulna (S59.0).

    I refer you to where I have a Blog on Fractures of the Forearm and Wrist that you may find helpful.

    Respectfully submitted, Alan Pechacek, M.D.

  4. #4
    New Orleans
    Thank you for your help.

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