Specific code 2012 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 824.3
Fracture of lateral malleolus, open
  • Short description: Fx lateral malleolus-opn.
  • ICD-9-CM 824.3 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 824.3 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 824.3.
  • More recent version(s) of ICD-9-CM 824.3: 2013 2014.
Disease Synonyms
  • Open fracture of left lateral malleolus
  • Open fracture of right lateral malleolus
  • Open left ankle lateral malleolus fracture
  • Open left ankle lateral malleolus Fx
  • Open right ankle lateral malleolus fracture
  • Open right ankle lateral malleolus Fx
Convert to ICD-10-CM: 824.3 converts approximately to:
  • 2014 ICD-10-CM S82.63XB Displaced fracture of lateral malleolus of unspecified fibula, initial encounter for open fracture type I or II
    Or:
  • 2014 ICD-10-CM S82.63XC Displaced fracture of lateral malleolus of unspecified fibula, initial encounter for open fracture type IIIA, IIIB, or IIIC
    Or:
  • 2014 ICD-10-CM S82.66XB Nondisplaced fracture of lateral malleolus of unspecified fibula, initial encounter for open fracture type I or II
    Or:
  • 2014 ICD-10-CM S82.66XC Nondisplaced fracture of lateral malleolus of unspecified fibula, initial encounter for open fracture type IIIA, IIIB, or IIIC
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 824.3:
  • 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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