Specific code 2014 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 838.10
Open dislocation of foot, unspecified
  • 2014
  • Billable Thru Sept 30/2015
  • Non-Billable On/After Oct 1/2015

  • Short description: Dislocat foot NOS-open.
  • ICD-9-CM 838.10 is a billable medical code that can be used to indicate a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim, however, 838.10 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 2014 version of ICD-9-CM 838.10.
  • More recent version(s) of ICD-9-CM 838.10: 2015.
838.10 can be converted using the following scenario:
Scenario 1
  • 2015/16 ICD-10-CM S93.306A Unspecified dislocation of unspecified foot, initial encounter
  • With:
  • 2015/16 ICD-10-CM S91.309A Unspecified open wound, unspecified foot, initial encounter
Approximate Synonyms
  • Open left foot dislocation
  • Open right foot dislocation
  • Open traumatic dislocation of left foot
  • Open traumatic dislocation of right foot
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 838.10:
  • Dislocation (articulation) (closed) (displacement) (simple) (subluxation) 839.8
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