Specific code 2012 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 891.2
Open wound of knee, leg [except thigh], and ankle, with tendon involvement
  • Short description: Opn wnd knee/leg w tendn.
  • ICD-9-CM 891.2 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 891.2 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 891.2.
  • More recent version(s) of ICD-9-CM 891.2: 2013 2014.
Choose one of the following scenarios to represent 891.2:
Scenario 1
  • 2014 ICD-10-CM S86.929A Laceration of unspecified muscle(s) and tendon(s) at lower leg level, unspecified leg, initial encounter
  • With:
  • 2014 ICD-10-CM S81.009A Unspecified open wound, unspecified knee, initial encounter
    Or:
  • 2014 ICD-10-CM S81.809A Unspecified open wound, unspecified lower leg, initial encounter
Scenario 2
  • 2014 ICD-10-CM S96.929A Laceration of unspecified muscle and tendon at ankle and foot level, unspecified foot, initial encounter
  • With:
  • 2014 ICD-10-CM S91.009A Unspecified open wound, unspecified ankle, initial encounter
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 891.2:
  • Wound, open (by cutting or piercing instrument) (by firearms) (cut) (dissection) (incised) (laceration) (penetration) (perforating) (puncture) (with initial hemorrhage, not internal) 879.8
    • ankle 891.0
      • with tendon involvement 891.2
      • complicated 891.1
    • calf 891.0
      • with tendon involvement 891.2
      • complicated 891.1
    • knee 891.0
      • with tendon involvement 891.2
      • complicated 891.1
    • popliteal space 891.0
      • with tendon involvement 891.2
      • complicated 891.1
    • shin 891.0
      • with tendon involvement 891.2
      • complicated 891.1
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