Ankle Fracture ICD 9 Code

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8170

Billable Medical Code for Unspecified Fracture of Ankle, Closed

Diagnosis Code for Reimbursement Claim: ICD-9-CM 824.8

Code will be replaced by October 2015 and relabeled as ICD-10-CM 824.8.

The Short Description Is: Fx ankle NOS-closed.

Known As

Ankle fracture is also known as closed distal physeal fracture of left tibia, closed distal physeal fracture of right tibia, closed fracture of ankle, closed fracture of distal end of left fibula, closed fracture of distal end of left tibia, closed fracture of distal end of right fibula, closed fracture of distal end of right tibia, closed fracture of distal physis of left fibula, closed fracture of distal physis of right fibula, closed fracture of left ankle, closed fracture of right ankle, closed FX of ankle, fracture fibula distal, fracture of ankle, fracture of distal end of fibula, fracture of distal end of tibia, fracture tibia distal, FX fibula distal, FX of ankle, FX tibia distal, left ankle fracture, left ankle Fx, left distal fibula Fx, left distal tibia Fx, left fibula (lower leg bone) fracture, left fibula distal physeal Fx, left fibula physeal (lower leg bone) fracture, left tibia (lower leg bone) fracture, left tibia distal physeal Fx,
left tibia physeal (lower leg bone) fracture, right ankle fracture, right ankle Fx, right distal fibula Fx, right distal tibia Fx, right fibula (lower leg bone) fracture, right fibula distal physeal Fx, right fibula physeal (lower leg bone) fracture, right tibia (lower leg bone) fracture, right tibia distal physeal Fx, and right tibia physeal (lower leg bone) fracture. This applies to ankle NOS.

Ankle Fracture Definition and Symptoms

An ankle fracture is a very common injury where there is a tiny crack in the bone of the ankle. Fractures can also be cracks in the bone that pierce the skin. Symptoms include immediate, severe pain, swelling, bruising, tenderness, difficulty walking, and problems getting shoes on or off.