Specific code 2012 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 823.31
Open fracture of shaft of fibula alone
  • Short description: Fx fibula shaft-open.
  • ICD-9-CM 823.31 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 823.31 is a billable medical code that can be used to specify a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim.
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  • More recent version(s) of ICD-9-CM 823.31: 2013 2014.
Disease Synonyms
  • Open fracture of shaft of left fibula
  • Open fracture of shaft of right fibula
  • Open left fibula shaft (lower leg bone) fracture
  • Open left fibula shaft Fx
  • Open right fibula shaft (lower leg bone) fracture
  • Open right fibula shaft Fx
Convert to ICD-10-CM: 823.31 converts approximately to:
  • 2014 ICD-10-CM S82.409B Unspecified fracture of shaft of unspecified fibula, initial encounter for open fracture type I or II
    Or:
  • 2014 ICD-10-CM S82.409C Unspecified fracture of shaft of unspecified fibula, initial encounter for open fracture type IIIA, IIIB, or IIIC
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 823.31:
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