Specific code 2012 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 842.12
Sprain of metacarpophalangeal (joint) of hand
  • Short description: Sprain metacarpophalang.
  • ICD-9-CM 842.12 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 842.12 is a billable medical code that can be used to specify a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim.
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  • More recent version(s) of ICD-9-CM 842.12: 2013 2014.
Disease Synonyms
  • Metacarpophalangeal sprain
  • Sprain hand, metacarpophalangeal joint
  • Sprain of hand, metacarpophalangeal joint
Convert to ICD-10-CM: 842.12 converts approximately to:
  • 2014 ICD-10-CM S63.649A Sprain of metacarpophalangeal joint of unspecified thumb, initial encounter
  • 2014 ICD-10-CM S63.659A Sprain of metacarpophalangeal joint of unspecified finger, initial encounter
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 842.12:
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