Specific code 2011 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 824.8
Unspecified fracture of ankle closed
  • Short description: Fx ankle NOS-closed.
  • ICD-9-CM 824.8 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 824.8 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 824.8.
  • More recent version(s) of ICD-9-CM 824.8: 2012 2013 2014.
Disease Synonyms
  • Closed distal physeal fracture of left tibia
  • Closed distal physeal fracture of right tibia
  • Closed fracture of ankle
  • Closed fracture of distal end of left fibula
  • Closed fracture of distal end of left tibia
  • Closed fracture of distal end of right fibula
  • Closed fracture of distal end of right tibia
  • Closed fracture of distal physis of left fibula
  • Closed fracture of distal physis of right fibula
  • Closed fracture of left ankle
  • Closed fracture of right ankle
  • Closed FX of ankle
  • Fracture fibula, distal
  • Fracture of ankle
  • Fracture of distal end of fibula
  • Fracture of distal end of tibia
  • Fracture tibia, distal
  • FX fibula, distal
  • FX of ankle
  • FX tibia, distal
  • Left ankle fracture
  • Left ankle Fx
  • Left distal fibula Fx
  • Left distal tibia Fx
  • Left fibula (lower leg bone) fracture
  • Left fibula distal physeal Fx
  • Left fibula physeal (lower leg bone) fracture
  • Left tibia (lower leg bone) fracture
  • Left tibia distal physeal Fx
  • Left tibia physeal (lower leg bone) fracture
  • Right ankle fracture
  • Right ankle Fx
  • Right distal fibula Fx
  • Right distal tibia Fx
  • Right fibula (lower leg bone) fracture
  • Right fibula distal physeal Fx
  • Right fibula physeal (lower leg bone) fracture
  • Right tibia (lower leg bone) fracture
  • Right tibia distal physeal Fx
  • Right tibia physeal (lower leg bone) fracture
Applies To
  • Ankle NOS
Convert to ICD-10-CM: 824.8 converts approximately to:
  • 2014 ICD-10-CM S82.899A Other fracture of unspecified lower leg, initial encounter for closed fracture
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 824.8:
  • Fracture (abduction) (adduction) (avulsion) (compression) (crush) (dislocation) (oblique) (separation) (closed) 829.0
    • malleolus (closed) 824.8
      • bimalleolar 824.4
      • lateral 824.2
        • and medial - see also Fracture, malleolus, bimalleolar
          • with lip of tibia - see Fracture, malleolus, trimalleolar
        • open 824.3
      • medial (closed) 824.0
        • and lateral - see also Fracture, malleolus, bimalleolar
          • with lip of tibia - see Fracture, malleolus, trimalleolar
        • open 824.1
      • open 824.9
      • trimalleolar (closed) 824.6
    • 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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