Fracture potential emergency OPCS codes



Coding system
OPCS-4
Organisation
OpenSAFELY
Codelist ID
opensafely/fracture-potential-emergency-opcs-codes
ID
6aac6aa1

Versions

Description

These are general fracture fixation OPCS-4 procedural codes These OPCS-4 procedure codes need an additional ICD-10 diagnosis code to confirm that it was for an emergency rather than non-emergency procedure (defined as urgent or elective) Emergency surgery defined as P1a and P1b as per Royal College of Surgeons Surgical Prioritisation Guidelines

Signed off by

  • salma chaudhury, (March 2, 2021)
  • Allison Rodgers, (March 2, 2021)
Code Description
O174 Remanipulation of fracture of short bone and fixation using screw
O175 Remanipulation of fragment of bone and fixation using screw
O176 Remanipulation of fracture of bone and fixation using plate
O178 Other specified secondary closed reduction of fracture of bone and internal fixation
O179 Unspecified secondary closed reduction of fracture of bone and internal fixation
W194 Primary open reduction of fracture of short bone and fixation using screw
W195 Primary open reduction of fragment of bone and fixation using screw
W198 Other specified primary open reduction of fracture of bone and intramedullary fixation
W199 Unspecified primary open reduction of fracture of bone and intramedullary fixation
W208 Other specified primary open reduction of fracture of bone and extramedullary fixation
W209 Unspecified primary open reduction of fracture of bone and extramedullary fixation
W221 Primary open reduction of fracture of bone and skeletal traction HFQ
W222 Primary open reduction of fracture of bone and external fixation HFQ
W228 Other specified other primary open reduction of fracture of bone
W229 Unspecified other primary open reduction of fracture of bone
W231 Secondary open reduction of fracture of bone and intramedullary fixation HFQ
W232 Secondary open reduction of fracture of bone and extramedullary fixation HFQ
W233 Secondary open reduction of intra-articular fracture of bone
W234 Secondary open reduction of fracture of bone and skeletal traction HFQ
W235 Secondary open reduction of fracture of bone and external fixation HFQ
W236 Secondary open reduction of fracture of bone and internal fixation HFQ
W238 Other specified secondary open reduction of fracture of bone
W239 Unspecified secondary open reduction of fracture of bone
W244 Closed reduction of fracture of short bone and fixation using screw
W245 Closed reduction of fragment of bone and fixation using screw
W246 Closed reduction of fracture of bone and fixation using nail or screw
W247 Closed reduction of fracture of bone and fixation using plate
W248 Other specified closed reduction of fracture of bone and internal fixation
W249 Unspecified closed reduction of fracture of bone and internal fixation
W251 Closed reduction of fracture of bone and fixation to skeleton HFQ
W252 Closed reduction of fracture of bone and fixation using functional bracing system
W253 Remanipulation of fracture of bone and external fixation HFQ
W258 Other specified closed reduction of fracture of bone and external fixation
W259 Unspecified closed reduction of fracture of bone and external fixation
W261 Manipulation of fracture of bone and skeletal traction NEC
W262 Manipulation of fracture of bone NEC
W263 Remanipulation of fracture of bone and skeletal traction NEC
W264 Remanipulation of fracture of bone NEC
W268 Other specified other closed reduction of fracture of bone
W269 Unspecified other closed reduction of fracture of bone
W281 Application of internal fixation to bone NEC
W282 Adjustment to internal fixation of bone NEC
W283 Removal of internal fixation from bone NEC
W284 Insertion of intramedullary fixation and cementing of bone
W288 Other specified other internal fixation of bone
W289 Unspecified other internal fixation of bone
W291 Application of skeletal traction to bone NEC
W292 Adjustment to skeletal traction of bone
W293 Removal of skeletal traction from bone
W298 Other specified skeletal traction of bone
W299 Unspecified skeletal traction of bone
X491  Application of splint
X494  Skin traction