Specific code 2011 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 806.18
Open fracture of c5-c7 level with central cord syndrome
  • Short description: C5-c7 fx-op/cen cord syn.
  • ICD-9-CM 806.18 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 806.18 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 806.18.
  • More recent version(s) of ICD-9-CM 806.18: 2012 2013 2014.
Choose one of the following scenarios to represent 806.18:
Scenario 1
  • 2014 ICD-10-CM S14.125A Central cord syndrome at C5 level of cervical spinal cord, initial encounter
  • With:
  • 2014 ICD-10-CM S12.400B Unspecified displaced fracture of fifth cervical vertebra, initial encounter for open fracture
    Or:
  • 2014 ICD-10-CM S12.401B Unspecified nondisplaced fracture of fifth cervical vertebra, initial encounter for open fracture
Scenario 2
  • 2014 ICD-10-CM S14.126A Central cord syndrome at C6 level of cervical spinal cord, initial encounter
  • With:
  • 2014 ICD-10-CM S12.500B Unspecified displaced fracture of sixth cervical vertebra, initial encounter for open fracture
    Or:
  • 2014 ICD-10-CM S12.501B Unspecified nondisplaced fracture of sixth cervical vertebra, initial encounter for open fracture
Scenario 3
  • 2014 ICD-10-CM S14.127A Central cord syndrome at C7 level of cervical spinal cord, initial encounter
  • With:
  • 2014 ICD-10-CM S12.600B Unspecified displaced fracture of seventh cervical vertebra, initial encounter for open fracture
    Or:
  • 2014 ICD-10-CM S12.601B Unspecified nondisplaced fracture of seventh cervical vertebra, initial encounter for open fracture
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