Specific code 2007 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 821.20
Fracture of lower end of femur unspecified part closed
  • Short description: FX LOW END FEMUR NOS-CL.
  • ICD-9-CM 821.20 will be replaced by an equivalent ICD-10-CM code (or codes) when the United States transitions from ICD-9-CM to ICD-10-CM on October 1, 2015.
  • ICD-9-CM 821.20 is a billable medical code that can be used to specify a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim.
  • You are viewing the 2007 version of ICD-9-CM 821.20.
  • More recent version(s) of ICD-9-CM 821.20: 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014.
Disease Synonyms
  • Closed fracture femur, lower end
  • Closed fracture of distal end of left femur
  • Closed fracture of distal end of right femur
  • Closed fracture of distal physis of left femur
  • Closed fracture of distal physis of right femur
  • Closed fracture of femur, distal end
  • Closed FX femur, lower end
  • Left distal femur Fx
  • Left femur (upper leg bone) fracture
  • Left femur distal physeal Fx
  • Left femur physeal (upper leg bone) fracture
  • Right distal femur Fx
  • Right femur (upper leg bone) fracture
  • Right femur distal physeal Fx
  • Right femur physeal (upper leg bone) fracture
Convert to ICD-10-CM: 821.20 converts approximately to:
  • 2014 ICD-10-CM S72.409A Unspecified fracture of lower end of unspecified femur, initial encounter for closed fracture
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 821.20:
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