This article will outline the causes, symptoms, diagnosis, prevention, treatment and the ICD 10 CM code for Clavicle Fracture
Clavicle Fracture ICD 10 Causes
The most common causes of a Clavicle Fracture ICD 10 (broken collarbone) include falls (such as a fall from an extended hand on the shoulder), sports injuries such as a direct hit on the shoulder in the field, on the ice rink or on court, vehicle trauma (car, motorcycle or bicycle accident) and birth injuries (traversing the birth canal). Cracks in a broken collarbone can be very painful.
Clavicle Fracture ICD 10 Symptoms
There are a few symptoms of a Clavicle Fracture ICD 10. It can lead to:
- tenderness in the injured area
- bleeding of the skin
- bone damage
- tissue and skin damage
- numbness (needle nerve) in the injured arm.
- If the bone is broken, there may be a snapping or crunching sound. In severe cases, one end of the bone can sting through the skin. The shoulder can sink down with the forward weight of the arm because the bone can no longer provide support.
Clavicle Fracture ICD 10 Diagnosis
A diagnosis of a Clavicle Fracture ICD 10 will be given in the doctor’s office or emergency room, an X-ray can be taken to assess the specific type of collarbone fracture. During a physical examination, the doctor will examine the affected area for tenderness, swelling, deformities and open wounds. The doctor will also do an examination to ensure that the nerves and blood vessels surrounding the collarbones are intact. These organs can be injured in the event of a broken collarbone and, in severe cases, related injuries can occur.
X-rays can determine the extent of the broken collarbone, determine its location and determine where the injury is located in the joint. The doctor recommends a CT scan for a more detailed picture. The treatment of a collarbone fracture can be achieved by healing the bone and performing a surgical procedure to restore the correct alignment of the bone and keep it in place. While many other fractures are common, treatment of a broken bone is not suitable for this fracture.
Clavicle Fracture ICD 10 Treatment
For treatment of a Clavicle Fracture ICD 10, when deciding on surgery, the doctor should consider the following factors:
- the location of the fracture
- the degree of displacement of the bone
- whether the non-displaced or displaced fracture can be managed without surgery
The doctor should talk to the patient about the pros and cons of surgery. Furthermore, a reset of the collarbone (also known as a closed reduction) should not be performed, as there is no way to keep the bone in alignment before the operation. A cast of the collarbone with fracture should also not be performed.
The vast majority of collarbone fractures can be managed without surgery, but there are some situations where surgery can yield a better result. Several types of supports can be used as non-surgical treatment of collarbones with fractures. This includes slings and 8-piece braces. It has not been proven that the brace affects fracture alignment, and many patients find slings more comfortable.
ICD 10 Code For Clavicle Fracture
ICD 10 CM S42.0 Fracture of clavicle
ICD 10 CM S42.00 Fracture of clavicle closed
ICD 10 CM S42.01 Fracture of clavicle open