Specific code 2012 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 824.2
Fracture of lateral malleolus, closed
  • Short description: Fx lateral malleolus-cl.
  • ICD-9-CM 824.2 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 824.2 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 824.2.
  • More recent version(s) of ICD-9-CM 824.2: 2013 2014.
Disease Synonyms
  • Closed fracture ankle, lateral malleolus
  • Closed fracture of lateral malleolus
  • Closed fracture of left lateral malleolus
  • Closed fracture of right lateral malleolus
  • Closed FX ankle, lateral malleolus
  • Left ankle lateral malleolus fracture
  • Left ankle lateral malleolus Fx
  • Right ankle lateral malleolus fracture
  • Right ankle lateral malleolus Fx
Applies To
  • Fibula involving:
    • ankle
    • malleolus
Convert to ICD-10-CM: 824.2 converts approximately to:
  • 2014 ICD-10-CM S82.63XA Displaced fracture of lateral malleolus of unspecified fibula, initial encounter for closed fracture
    Or:
  • 2014 ICD-10-CM S82.66XA Nondisplaced fracture of lateral malleolus of unspecified fibula, initial encounter for closed fracture
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 824.2:
  • 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
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