Specific code 2011 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 338.18
Other acute postoperative pain
  • Short description: Acute postop pain NEC.
  • ICD-9-CM 338.18 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 338.18 is a billable medical code that can be used to specify a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim.
  • You are viewing the 2011 version of ICD-9-CM 338.18.
  • More recent version(s) of ICD-9-CM 338.18: 2012 2013 2014.
Disease Synonyms
  • Acute postoperative pain
  • Internal mammary artery syndrome
  • Limb stump pain
  • Pain after cesarean section, postpartum (after childbirth)
  • Pain postpartum
  • Persistent pain following procedure
  • Post-abdominoperineal resection pain
  • Postcordotomy pain
  • Post-episiotomy pain
  • Post-herniorraphy pain
  • Postmastectomy pain
  • Post-mastectomy pain
  • Postoperative pain, acute
  • Postpartum pain after cesarean section
  • Postprocedural finding of tenderness
  • Post-surgery back pain
  • Post-vasectomy pain
Applies To
  • Postoperative pain NOS
Convert to ICD-10-CM: 338.18 converts directly to:
  • 2014 ICD-10-CM G89.18 Other acute postprocedural pain
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 338.18:
  • Pain(s) (see also Painful) 780.96
    • postoperative 338.18
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