Specific code 2013 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 844.8
Sprains and strains of other specified sites of knee and leg
  • Short description: Sprain of knee & leg NEC.
  • ICD-9-CM 844.8 is a billable medical code that can be used to indicate a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim, however, 844.8 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 2013 version of ICD-9-CM 844.8.
  • More recent version(s) of ICD-9-CM 844.8: 2014 2015.
Convert to ICD-10-CM: 844.8 converts approximately to:
  • 2015/16 ICD-10-CM S83.8X9A Sprain of other specified parts of unspecified knee, initial encounter
  • 2015/16 ICD-10-CM S86.819A Strain of other muscle(s) and tendon(s) at lower leg level, unspecified leg, initial encounter
Approximate Synonyms
  • Avulsion of tibial attachment
  • Left gastrocnemius strain
  • Left patellar tendon tear
  • Left peroneal strain
  • Left plantaris tendon tear
  • Right gastrocnemius strain
  • Right patellar tendon tear
  • Right peroneal strain
  • Right plantaris tendon tear
  • Rupture of left patellar tendon
  • Rupture of left plantaris tendon
  • Rupture of right patellar tendon
  • Rupture of right plantaris tendon
  • Strain of calf muscle
  • Strain of left gastrocnemius tendon
  • Strain of left peroneal tendon
  • Strain of patellar tendon
  • Strain of right gastrocnemius tendon
  • Strain of right peroneal tendon
  • Traumatic rupture of patellar tendon
  • Traumatic rupture of quadriceps tendon
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 844.8:
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