Specific code 2012 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 821.00
Closed fracture of unspecified part of femur
  • Short description: Fx femur NOS-closed.
  • ICD-9-CM 821.00 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 821.00 is a billable medical code that can be used to specify a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim.
  • You are viewing the 2012 version of ICD-9-CM 821.00.
  • More recent version(s) of ICD-9-CM 821.00: 2013 2014.
Disease Synonyms
  • Closed fracture of left femur
  • Closed fracture of right femur
  • Fracture of femur
  • FX of femur
  • Left femur (upper leg bone) fracture
  • Left femur Fx
  • Right femur (upper leg bone) fracture
  • Right femur Fx
821.00 Excludes
Applies To
  • Thigh
  • Upper leg
Convert to ICD-10-CM: 821.00 converts approximately to:
  • 2014 ICD-10-CM S72.90XA Unspecified fracture of unspecified femur, initial encounter for closed fracture
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 821.00:
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