Specific code 2010 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 838.12
Open dislocation of midtarsal (joint)
  • Short description: Disloc midtarsal-open.
  • ICD-9-CM 838.12 is a billable medical code that can be used to indicate a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim, however, 838.12 should only be used for claims with a date of service on or before September 30, 2015. For claims with a date of service on or after October 1, 2015, use an equivalent ICD-10-CM code (or codes).
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838.12 can be converted using the following scenario:
Scenario 1
  • 2015/16 ICD-10-CM S93.316A Dislocation of tarsal joint of unspecified foot, initial encounter
  • With:
  • 2015/16 ICD-10-CM S91.309A Unspecified open wound, unspecified foot, initial encounter
Approximate Synonyms
  • Open dislocation of left midtarsal joint
  • Open dislocation of right midtarsal joint
  • Open left midtarsal joint dislocation
  • Open right midtarsal joint dislocation
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 838.12:
  • Dislocation (articulation) (closed) (displacement) (simple) (subluxation) 839.8
    • midtarsal (joint) (closed) 838.02
      • open 838.12
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