Non-specific code 2015 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 829
Fracture of unspecified bones
  • 2015
  • Non-Billable Code

  • There are 2 ICD-9-CM codes below 829 that define this diagnosis in greater detail. Do not use this code on a reimbursement claim.
Clinical Information
  • A finding of traumatic injury to the bone in which the continuity of the bone is broken
  • A fracture is a break, usually in a bone. If the broken bone punctures the skin, it is called an open or compound fracture. Fractures commonly happen because of car accidents, falls or sports injuries. Other causes are low bone density and osteoporosis, which cause weakening of the bones. Overuse can cause stress fractures, which are very small cracks in the bone. Symptoms of a fracture are
    • out-of-place or misshapen limb or joint
    • swelling, bruising or bleeding
    • intense pain
    • numbness and tingling
    • limited mobility or inability to move a limb
    you need to get medical care right away for any fracture. You may need to wear a cast or splint. Sometimes you need surgery to put in plates, pins or screws to keep the bone in place
  • A traumatic injury to the bone in which the continuity of the bone is broken
  • Breaks in bones
  • Breaks or rupture in bones or cartilages
  • Fractures in which the break in bone is not accompanied by an external wound
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