Specific code 2012 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 848.8
Other specified sites of sprains and strains
  • Short description: Sprain NEC.
  • ICD-9-CM 848.8 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 848.8 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 848.8.
  • More recent version(s) of ICD-9-CM 848.8: 2013 2014.
Disease Synonyms
  • Abdominal muscle strain
  • Chest wall muscle strain
  • Dislocations, sprains and strains involving multiple body regions
  • Dislocations, sprains and strains involving multiple regions of lower limb
  • Dislocations, sprains and strains involving multiple regions of upper limb
  • Dislocations, sprains and strains involving multiple regions of upper limb and lower limb
  • Dislocations, sprains and strains involving thorax with lower back and pelvis
  • Left groin muscle strain
  • Left pectoralis strain
  • Rectus muscle sprain
  • Right groin muscle strain
  • Right pectoralis strain
  • Rupture of distal quadriceps muscle
  • Rupture of distal quadriceps tendon
  • Rupture of pectoralis major muscle
  • Rupture of proximal quadriceps muscle
  • Rupture of tendon of biceps
  • Sprain of ligament of face
  • Sprain of lower extremity
  • Strain of abdominal muscle
  • Strain of gastrocnemius tendon
  • Strain of groin
  • Strain of hamstring tendon
  • Strain of muscle of chest wall
  • Strain of muscle of face
  • Strain of muscle of lower limb
  • Strain of muscle of trunk
  • Strain of rectus femoris muscle
  • Strain of tendon of lower limb
  • Strain of tendon of medial thigh muscle
  • Tendon rupture - multiple
Convert to ICD-10-CM: 848.8 converts approximately to:
  • 2014 ICD-10-CM S03.9XXA Sprain of joints and ligaments of unspecified parts of head, initial encounter
    Or:
  • 2014 ICD-10-CM S29.019A Strain of muscle and tendon of unspecified wall of thorax, initial encounter
    Or:
  • 2014 ICD-10-CM S39.011A Strain of muscle, fascia and tendon of abdomen, initial encounter
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 848.8:
  • Pubalgia 848.8
  • Sprain, strain (joint) (ligament) (muscle) (tendon) 848.9
    • abdominal wall (muscle) 848.8
    • cartilage
      • costal, without mention of injury to sternum 848.3
      • ear 848.8
      • knee 844.9
        • with current tear (see also Tear, meniscus) 836.2
      • semilunar (knee) 844.8
        • with current tear (see also Tear, meniscus) 836.2
      • septal, nose 848.0
      • thyroid region 848.2
      • xiphoid 848.49
    • ear cartilage 848.8
    • multiple sites, except fingers alone or toes alone 848.8
    • specified site NEC 848.8
    • thorax 848.8
    • trachea 848.8
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