(2022) How To Code Left Femur Fracture ICD 10 – List With Codes & Guidelines
This article will outline the causes, symptoms, diagnosis, treatment and the ICD 10 CM code for Left Femur Fracture.
Left Femur Fracture ICD 10 Causes
The most common causes of Left Femur Fracture ICD 10 are car and motorcycle accidents. But incidents with low force, such as falls or standing, can also lead to fractures of the femur, especially in older people with weaker bones. Femoral wave rupture in young people is usually due to a type of high-energy collision. Being struck by a car while walking is a common cause as are falls from heights or gunshot wounds.
Left Femur Fracture ICD 10 Symptoms
Signs and symptoms of a Left Femur Fracture ICD 10 include:
- difficulty moving the leg
- inability to stand or walk
- swelling of the leg
- deformities (abnormal form of femur bones pressed against the skin)
Left Femur Fracture ICD 10 Diagnosis
To diagnose Left Femur Fracture ICD 10, it is important that the doctor knows the details of how the patient injured his leg. For example, if the patient has had a car accident, it helps the doctor to know whether the patient has crashed with his driver or passenger, whether he has been wearing a seat belt and whether the airbags have triggered. This can help the doctor determine where the patient is injured and how he has been injured. It is also important that the doctor knows the other health conditions of the patient such as high blood pressure, diabetes, asthma or allergies. The doctor can also ask the patient if he is using tobacco products or taking medication.
After discussing her injuries and medical history, the doctor will conduct a thorough examination. The doctor will assess the overall condition, focusing on the legs. He or she will feel the thighs, legs and feet to look for abnormalities and check the skin and muscles of the thighs for tightness. They will also be looking for obvious deformities in the thighs or legs, unusual angles, twisting or shortening of the legs, broken skin, bruises or bony pieces pressing against the skin. They will also feel a pulse.
When the patient is awake, the doctor will test the feeling of movement in the legs and feet. The doctor can also test any sensation or movement of the legs or feet.
The most common method of assessing a fracture is an X-ray, which provides a clear picture of the bone. X-rays can show if the bone is intact or broken. They can also show what type of fracture is present and where the fracture is located in the femur. If the doctor needs further information after examining the X-ray, they can order a CT scan.
The femur is a strong bone, so a broken femur (with the exception of hip fractures) is very rare. A CT scan can give the doctor valuable information about the severity of the fracture. Fault lines, for example, can be thin and difficult to see on X-rays.
Left Femur Fracture ICD 10 Treatment
The healing process of a Left Femur Fracture ICD 10 can take up to six months and goes through four phases.
In phase 1, the body begins the healing process.
In phase 2, inflammation occurs.
In phase 3, the body regenerates new bone growth. The majority of broken femur bones require surgery or medication.
In phase 4, the body rebuilds the mature bone and replaces the newly formed bone.
ICD 10 Code For Left Femur Fracture
ICD 10 CM S72 Fracture of femur
Related ICD 10 Codes:
- ICD 10 CM S72.92XA Unspecified fracture of left femur initial encounter for closed fracture
- ICD 10 CM S72.92XD Unspecified fracture of left femur [subsequent encounter for closed fracture with routine healing]
- ICD 10 CM S72.302A Unspecified fracture of shaft of left femur initial encounter for closed fracture
- ICD 10 CM S72.0 Fracture of head and neck of femur
- ICD 10 CM S72.1 Pertrochanteric fracture
- ICD 10 CM S72.2 Subtrochanteric fracture of femur
- ICD 10 CM S72.3 Fracture of shaft of femur
- ICD 10 CM S72.4 Fracture of lower end of femur
- ICD 10 CM S72.8 Other fracture of femur
- ICD 10 CM S72.9 Unspecified fracture of femur
- ICD 10 CM S72.90 Unspecified fracture of femur
- ICD 10 CM S72.91 Unspecified fracture of femur
- ICD 10 CM S72.92 Unspecified fracture of femur