Specific code 2011 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 806.5
Open fracture of lumbar spine with spinal cord injury
  • Short description: Opn lumbar fx w cord inj.
  • ICD-9-CM 806.5 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 806.5 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 806.5.
  • More recent version(s) of ICD-9-CM 806.5: 2012 2013 2014.
Choose one of the following scenarios to represent 806.5:
Scenario 1
  • 2014 ICD-10-CM S34.109A Unspecified injury to unspecified level of lumbar spinal cord, initial encounter
    Or:
  • 2014 ICD-10-CM S34.119A Complete lesion of unspecified level of lumbar spinal cord, initial encounter
    Or:
  • 2014 ICD-10-CM S34.129A Incomplete lesion of unspecified level of lumbar spinal cord, initial encounter
  • With:
  • 2014 ICD-10-CM S32.009B Unspecified fracture of unspecified lumbar vertebra, initial encounter for open fracture
Scenario 2
  • 2014 ICD-10-CM S34.101A Unspecified injury to L1 level of lumbar spinal cord, initial encounter
    Or:
  • 2014 ICD-10-CM S34.111A Complete lesion of L1 level of lumbar spinal cord, initial encounter
    Or:
  • 2014 ICD-10-CM S34.121A Incomplete lesion of L1 level of lumbar spinal cord, initial encounter
  • With:
  • 2014 ICD-10-CM S32.019B Unspecified fracture of first lumbar vertebra, initial encounter for open fracture
Scenario 3
  • 2014 ICD-10-CM S34.102A Unspecified injury to L2 level of lumbar spinal cord, initial encounter
    Or:
  • 2014 ICD-10-CM S34.112A Complete lesion of L2 level of lumbar spinal cord, initial encounter
    Or:
  • 2014 ICD-10-CM S34.122A Incomplete lesion of L2 level of lumbar spinal cord, initial encounter
  • With:
  • 2014 ICD-10-CM S32.029B Unspecified fracture of second lumbar vertebra, initial encounter for open fracture
Scenario 4
  • 2014 ICD-10-CM S34.103A Unspecified injury to L3 level of lumbar spinal cord, initial encounter
    Or:
  • 2014 ICD-10-CM S34.113A Complete lesion of L3 level of lumbar spinal cord, initial encounter
    Or:
  • 2014 ICD-10-CM S34.123A Incomplete lesion of L3 level of lumbar spinal cord, initial encounter
  • With:
  • 2014 ICD-10-CM S32.039B Unspecified fracture of third lumbar vertebra, initial encounter for open fracture
Scenario 5
  • 2014 ICD-10-CM S34.104A Unspecified injury to L4 level of lumbar spinal cord, initial encounter
    Or:
  • 2014 ICD-10-CM S34.114A Complete lesion of L4 level of lumbar spinal cord, initial encounter
    Or:
  • 2014 ICD-10-CM S34.124A Incomplete lesion of L4 level of lumbar spinal cord, initial encounter
  • With:
  • 2014 ICD-10-CM S32.049B Unspecified fracture of fourth lumbar vertebra, initial encounter for open fracture
Scenario 6
  • 2014 ICD-10-CM S34.105A Unspecified injury to L5 level of lumbar spinal cord, initial encounter
    Or:
  • 2014 ICD-10-CM S34.115A Complete lesion of L5 level of lumbar spinal cord, initial encounter
    Or:
  • 2014 ICD-10-CM S34.125A Incomplete lesion of L5 level of lumbar spinal cord, initial encounter
  • With:
  • 2014 ICD-10-CM S32.059B Unspecified fracture of fifth lumbar vertebra, initial encounter for open fracture
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 806.5:
  • Fracture (abduction) (adduction) (avulsion) (compression) (crush) (dislocation) (oblique) (separation) (closed) 829.0
    • vertebra, vertebral (back) (body) (column) (neural arch) (pedicle) (spine) (spinous process) (transverse process) (closed) 805.8
      • with
        • hematomyelia - see Fracture, vertebra, by site, with spinal cord injury
        • injury to
          • cauda equina - see Fracture, vertebra, sacrum, with spinal cord injury
          • nerve - see Fracture, vertebra, by site, with spinal cord injury
        • paralysis - see Fracture, vertebra, by site, with spinal cord injury
        • paraplegia - see Fracture, vertebra, by site, with spinal cord injury
        • quadriplegia - see Fracture, vertebra, by site, with spinal cord injury
        • spinal concussion - see Fracture, vertebra, by site, with spinal cord injury
        • spinal cord injury (closed) NEC 806.8
      • cervical 806.0
      • chronic 733.13
      • dorsal, dorsolumbar 806.2
      • thoracic, thoracolumbar 806.2
      • atlanto-axial - see Fracture, vertebra, cervical
      • cervical (hangman) (teardrop) (closed) 805.00
      • coccyx (closed) 805.6
      • collapsed 733.13
      • compression, not due to trauma 733.13
      • dorsal (closed) 805.2
        • with spinal cord injury - see Fracture, vertebra, with spinal cord injury, dorsal
        • open 805.3
      • dorsolumbar (closed) 805.2
        • with spinal cord injury - see Fracture, vertebra, with spinal cord injury, dorsal
        • open 805.3
      • due to osteoporosis 733.13
      • fetus or newborn 767.4
      • lumbar (closed) 805.4
        • with spinal cord injury (closed) 806.4
          • open 806.5
        • open 805.5
      • nontraumatic 733.13
      • open NEC 805.9
      • pathologic (any site) 733.13
      • sacrum (closed) 805.6
      • site unspecified (closed) 805.8
      • stress (any site) 733.95
      • thoracic (closed) 805.2
        • with spinal cord injury - see Fracture, vertebra, with spinal cord injury, thoracic
        • open 805.3
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