Reviewed on May 20, 2015
Question: What diagnosis applies to a SLAC wrist due to scaphoid fracture?
Answer: Look at your post-traumatic arthritis diagnosis choices such as 716.14 (Traumatic arthopathy; hand) with 718.84 (Other joint derangement, not elsewhere classified; hand).
Definition: SLAC stands for scapholunate advanced collapse, meaning the patient has a scaphoid or scapholunate ligament injury with collapse on the radial side of the wrist. SLAC is a common pattern of degenerative arthritis in the wrist.ICD-10: When your diagnosis system changes, you will have new options for these diagnoses. Code 716.14 will expand to M12.541 (Traumatic arthropathy, right hand), M12.542 (… left hand), and M12.549 (… unspecified hand). Code 718.84 will expand to the following options: