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Distal radius fracture

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    Default Distal radius fracture
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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.

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    Good luck

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    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 icd10orthocoder.com/blog where I have a Blog on Fractures of the Forearm and Wrist that you may find helpful.

    Respectfully submitted, Alan Pechacek, M.D.
    icd10orthocoder.com

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    Thank you for your help.

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