Specific code 2012 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 959.11
Other injury of chest wall
  • Short description: Injury of chest wall NEC.
  • ICD-9-CM 959.11 is a billable medical code that can be used to indicate a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim, however, 959.11 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).
  • You are viewing the 2012 version of ICD-9-CM 959.11.
  • More recent version(s) of ICD-9-CM 959.11: 2013 2014 2015.
Convert to ICD-10-CM: 959.11 converts approximately to:
  • 2015/16 ICD-10-CM S29.8XXA Other specified injuries of thorax, initial encounter
Disease Synonyms
  • Blunt injury of thorax
  • Chest injury
  • Chest wall injury
  • Chest wall muscle injury
  • Costal cartilage injury
  • Injury of chest wall
  • Injury of front of chest
  • Injury of muscle and tendon at thorax level
  • Injury of ribs
  • Injury of side of chest
  • Injury of sternum
  • Metal foreign body in chest
  • Pellet wound of chest
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 959.11:
  • Injury 959.9
    • chest - see Injury, internal, chest
      • wall 959.11
    • costal region 959.11
    • costochondral 959.11
    • midthoracic region 959.11
    • sternal region 959.11
    • thorax, thoracic (external) 959.11
      • cavity - see Injury, internal, thorax
      • internal - see Injury, internal, intrathoracic organs
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