Specific code 2012 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 842.02
Sprain of radiocarpal (joint) (ligament) of wrist
  • Short description: Sprain radiocarpal.
  • ICD-9-CM 842.02 is a billable medical code that can be used to indicate a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim, however, 842.02 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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Convert to ICD-10-CM: 842.02 converts approximately to:
  • 2015/16 ICD-10-CM S63.329A Traumatic rupture of unspecified radiocarpal ligament, initial encounter
  • 2015/16 ICD-10-CM S63.529A Sprain of radiocarpal joint of unspecified wrist, initial encounter
Disease Synonyms
  • Left radiocarpal joint sprain
  • Left radiocarpal ligament rupture
  • Right radiocarpal joint sprain
  • Right radiocarpal ligament rupture
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 842.02:
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