Specific code 2011 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 823.12
Open fracture of upper end of fibula with tibia
  • Short description: Fx up tibia w fibula-opn.
  • ICD-9-CM 823.12 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 823.12 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 823.12.
  • More recent version(s) of ICD-9-CM 823.12: 2012 2013 2014.
Choose one of the following scenarios to represent 823.12:
Scenario 1
  • 2014 ICD-10-CM S82.101B Unspecified fracture of upper end of right tibia, initial encounter for open fracture type I or II
  • With:
  • 2014 ICD-10-CM S82.831B Other fracture of upper and lower end of right fibula, initial encounter for open fracture type I or II
Scenario 2
  • 2014 ICD-10-CM S82.102B Unspecified fracture of upper end of left tibia, initial encounter for open fracture type I or II
  • With:
  • 2014 ICD-10-CM S82.832B Other fracture of upper and lower end of left fibula, initial encounter for open fracture type I or II
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 823.12:
  • Fracture (abduction) (adduction) (avulsion) (compression) (crush) (dislocation) (oblique) (separation) (closed) 829.0
    • tibia (closed) 823.80
      • with fibula 823.82
      • condyles - see Fracture, tibia, upper end
      • distal end 824.8
      • epiphysis
        • lower 824.8
        • upper - see Fracture, tibia, upper end
      • head (involving knee joint) - see Fracture, tibia, upper end
      • intercondyloid eminence - see Fracture, tibia, upper end
      • involving ankle 824.0
      • lower end or extremity (anterior lip) (posterior lip) 824.8
      • malleolus (internal) (medial) 824.0
      • open NEC 823.90
      • pathologic 733.16
      • proximal end - see Fracture, tibia, upper end
      • shaft 823.20
      • spine - see Fracture, tibia, upper end
      • stress 733.93
      • torus 823.40
      • tuberosity - see Fracture, tibia, upper end
      • upper end or extremity (condyle) (epiphysis) (head) (spine) (proximal end) (tuberosity) 823.00
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