Specific code 2012 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 837.1
Open dislocation of ankle
  • Short description: Dislocation ankle-open.
  • ICD-9-CM 837.1 is a billable medical code that can be used to indicate a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim, however, 837.1 should only be used for claims with a date of service on or before September 30, 2015. For claims with a date of service on or after October 1, 2015, use an equivalent ICD-10-CM code (or codes).
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  • More recent version(s) of ICD-9-CM 837.1: 2013 2014 2015.
837.1 can be converted using the following scenario:
Scenario 1
  • 2015/16 ICD-10-CM S93.06XA Dislocation of unspecified ankle joint, initial encounter
  • With:
  • 2015/16 ICD-10-CM S91.009A Unspecified open wound, unspecified ankle, initial encounter
Approximate Synonyms
  • Open dislocation of left ankle
  • Open dislocation of right ankle
  • Open left ankle dislocation
  • Open right ankle dislocation
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 837.1:
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