Specific code 2014 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 824.4
Bimalleolar fracture, closed
  • Billable Code
  • Short description: Fx bimalleolar-closed.
  • ICD-9-CM 824.4 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 824.4 is a billable medical code that can be used to specify a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim.
Disease Synonyms
  • Closed bimalleolar fracture
  • Closed bimalleolar fracture of left ankle
  • Closed bimalleolar fracture of right ankle
  • Closed fracture ankle, bimalleolar
  • Closed FX ankle, bimalleolar
  • Left bimalleolar (lower leg bones) fracture
  • Left bimalleolar Fx
  • Right bimalleolar (lower leg bones) fracture
  • Right bimalleolar Fx
Applies To
  • Dupuytren's fracture, fibula
  • Pott's fracture
Convert to ICD-10-CM: 824.4 converts approximately to:
  • 2014 ICD-10-CM S82.843A Displaced bimalleolar fracture of unspecified lower leg, initial encounter for closed fracture
    Or:
  • 2014 ICD-10-CM S82.846A Nondisplaced bimalleolar fracture of unspecified lower leg, initial encounter for closed fracture
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 824.4:
  • Dupuytren's
  • Fracture (abduction) (adduction) (avulsion) (compression) (crush) (dislocation) (oblique) (separation) (closed) 829.0
    • bimalleolar (closed) 824.4
    • malleolus (closed) 824.8
      • bimalleolar 824.4
      • lateral 824.2
        • and medial - see also Fracture, malleolus, bimalleolar
          • with lip of tibia - see Fracture, malleolus, trimalleolar
        • open 824.3
      • medial (closed) 824.0
        • and lateral - see also Fracture, malleolus, bimalleolar
          • with lip of tibia - see Fracture, malleolus, trimalleolar
        • open 824.1
      • open 824.9
      • trimalleolar (closed) 824.6
    • Pott's (closed) 824.4
  • Pott's
    • fracture (closed) 824.4
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