Specific code 2010 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 815.12
Open fracture of base of other metacarpal bone(s)
  • Short description: Fx metacarp base NEC-opn.
  • ICD-9-CM 815.12 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 815.12 is a billable medical code that can be used to specify a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim.
  • You are viewing the 2010 version of ICD-9-CM 815.12.
  • More recent version(s) of ICD-9-CM 815.12: 2011 2012 2013 2014.
Disease Synonyms
  • Open fracture of base of fifth metacarpal bone of left hand
  • Open fracture of base of fifth metacarpal bone of right hand
  • Open fracture of base of fourth metacarpal bone of right hand
  • Open fracture of base of fourth metacarpal of left hand
  • Open fracture of base of left second metacarpal
  • Open fracture of base of left third metacarpal
  • Open fracture of base of metacarpal bone other than first metacarpal
  • Open fracture of base of right third metacarpal
  • Open fracture right second metacarpal base
  • Open left fifth metacarpal base (hand bone) fracture
  • Open left fifth metacarpal base Fx
  • Open left fourth metacarpal base (hand bone) fracture
  • Open left fourth metacarpal base Fx
  • Open left second metacarpal base (foot bone) fracture
  • Open left second metacarpal base Fx
  • Open left third metacarpal base (foot bone) fracture
  • Open left third metacarpal base Fx
  • Open right fifth metacarpal base (hand bone) fracture
  • Open right fifth metacarpal base Fx
  • Open right fourth metacarpal base (hand bone) fracture
  • Open right fourth metacarpal base Fx
  • Open right second metacarpal base (hand bone) fracture
  • Open right second metacarpal base Fx
  • Open right third metacarpal base (hand bone) fracture
  • Open right third metacarpal base Fx
Convert to ICD-10-CM: 815.12 converts approximately to:
  • 2014 ICD-10-CM S62.319B Displaced fracture of base of unspecified metacarpal bone, initial encounter for open fracture
    Or:
  • 2014 ICD-10-CM S62.349B Nondisplaced fracture of base of unspecified metacarpal bone, initial encounter for open fracture
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 815.12:
  • Fracture (abduction) (adduction) (avulsion) (compression) (crush) (dislocation) (oblique) (separation) (closed) 829.0
    • styloid process
      • metacarpal (closed) 815.02
        • open 815.12
      • radius - see Fracture, radius, lower end
      • temporal bone - see Fracture, skull, base
      • ulna - see Fracture, ulna, lower end
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