Specific code 2008 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 848.3
Sprain of ribs
  • ICD-9-CM 848.3 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 848.3 is a billable medical code that can be used to specify a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim.
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Disease Synonyms
  • Rib muscle strain
  • Rib sprain
  • Sprain of costal cartilage
  • Strain of rib
Applies To
  • Chondrocostal (joint) without mention of injury to sternum
  • Costal cartilage without mention of injury to sternum
Convert to ICD-10-CM: 848.3 converts approximately to:
  • 2014 ICD-10-CM S23.41XA Sprain of ribs, initial encounter
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 848.3:
  • Sprain, strain (joint) (ligament) (muscle) (tendon) 848.9
    • cartilage
      • costal, without mention of injury to sternum 848.3
      • ear 848.8
      • knee 844.9
        • with current tear (see also Tear, meniscus) 836.2
      • semilunar (knee) 844.8
        • with current tear (see also Tear, meniscus) 836.2
      • septal, nose 848.0
      • thyroid region 848.2
      • xiphoid 848.49
    • chondrocostal, without mention of injury to sternum 848.3
    • costal cartilage, without mention of injury to sternum 848.3
    • rib (cage), without mention of injury to sternum 848.3
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