Specific code 2011 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 952.9
Unspecified site of spinal cord injury without spinal bone injury
  • Short description: Spinal cord injury NOS.
  • ICD-9-CM 952.9 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 952.9 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 952.9.
  • More recent version(s) of ICD-9-CM 952.9: 2012 2013 2014 2015.
Convert to ICD-10-CM: 952.9 converts approximately to:
  • 2015 ICD-10-CM S14.109A Unspecified injury at unspecified level of cervical spinal cord, initial encounter
  • 2015 ICD-10-CM S24.109A Unspecified injury at unspecified level of thoracic spinal cord, initial encounter
  • 2015 ICD-10-CM S34.109A Unspecified injury to unspecified level of lumbar spinal cord, initial encounter
  • 2015 ICD-10-CM S34.139A Unspecified injury to sacral spinal cord, initial encounter
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 952.9:
  • Injury 959.9
    • spinal (cord) 952.9
      • with fracture, vertebra - see Fracture, vertebra, by site, with spinal cord injury
      • cervical (C1-C4) 952.00
      • dorsal (D1-D6) (T1-T6) (thoracic) 952.10
      • lumbar 952.2
      • multiple sites 952.8
      • nerve (root) NEC - see Injury, nerve, spinal, root
      • plexus 953.9
      • sacral 952.3
      • thoracic (see also Injury, spinal, dorsal) 952.10
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