Specific code 2012 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 824.9
Unspecified fracture of ankle, open
  • Short description: Fx ankle NOS-open.
  • ICD-9-CM 824.9 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 824.9 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 824.9.
  • More recent version(s) of ICD-9-CM 824.9: 2013 2014.
Disease Synonyms
  • Open fracture distal right tibia
  • Open fracture of distal left fibula
  • Open fracture of distal left tibia
  • Open fracture of distal right fibula
  • Open fracture of left ankle
  • Open fracture of right ankle
  • Open left ankle fracture
  • Open left ankle Fx
  • Open left distal fibula Fx
  • Open left distal tibia Fx
  • Open left fibula (lower leg bone) fracture
  • Open left tibia (lower leg bone) fracture
  • Open right ankle fracture
  • Open right ankle Fx
  • Open right distal fibula Fx
  • Open right distal tibia Fx
  • Open right fibula (lower leg bone) fracture
  • Open right tibia (lower leg bone) fracture
Convert to ICD-10-CM: 824.9 converts approximately to:
  • 2014 ICD-10-CM S82.899B Other fracture of unspecified lower leg, initial encounter for open fracture type I or II
    Or:
  • 2014 ICD-10-CM S82.899C Other fracture of unspecified lower leg, initial encounter for open fracture type IIIA, IIIB, or IIIC
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 824.9:
  • 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
    • tibia (closed) 823.80
      • with fibula 823.82
      • condyles - see Fracture, tibia, upper end
      • distal end 824.8
        • open 824.9
      • epiphysis
        • lower 824.8
          • open 824.9
        • upper - see Fracture, tibia, upper end
      • head (involving knee joint) - see Fracture, tibia, upper end
      • intercondyloid eminence - see Fracture, tibia, upper end
      • involving ankle 824.0
      • lower end or extremity (anterior lip) (posterior lip) 824.8
        • open 824.9
      • malleolus (internal) (medial) 824.0
      • open NEC 823.90
      • pathologic 733.16
      • proximal end - see Fracture, tibia, upper end
      • shaft 823.20
      • spine - see Fracture, tibia, upper end
      • stress 733.93
      • torus 823.40
      • tuberosity - see Fracture, tibia, upper end
      • upper end or extremity (condyle) (epiphysis) (head) (spine) (proximal end) (tuberosity) 823.00
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